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Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by 73fj, Apr 13, 2003.

  1. 73fj

    73fj Tho at sumbitch in ayer!

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    :-/ so i went to the longfield site and it says 79 & up front axles,i got a 78 under the truck,was i reading it wrong or am i sol for stronger fr axles? whats up? i pretty much decided to buy these, now im looking for a bridge!
     
  2. woody

    woody Internet Fireman Staff Member

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    Longfields will work fine....the bell is slightly larger diameter and the shaft slightly shorter. You'll need to completely disassemble the knuckle and take your 4-1/2" angle grinder inside to open things up a tad until the Longfield fits in there...then, when you reinstall your lockouts, instead of a circlip on the end of the birfield you'll instead use a fender washer and bolt thru the threaded end.

    I run em on my 77 housing with no problems.
     
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    I've got them in my '76, although I did replace the whole oputer stub axle and brakes, as the '76 outer shaft has the course splines.