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Are There Atermarket Rear Axles?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by honk, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. honk

    honk

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    My '77 FJ40 has a bent rear axle. The axle shaft is bent with approx. .10" of runout that starts, best I can tell, at the wheel flang and ends about a foot in toward the differential.
    I figured this out after my wife noticed the l/r wheel wobbling when she was following me up the road. I switched wheels - same wobble, so I pulled the axle and chucked it my lathe. Definately bent somehow.

    Spector wants $533. for a new one but has used ones for $90.

    Do driveline shops or someplace straighten axles?

    Do these bend often - it's almost 2" thick - seems tough enough.
     
  2. Cruiserdrew

    Cruiserdrew On the way there SILVER Star

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    Lots of used ones around. I've bought them as low as 2 for $50 on this board. They do come up for sale with some regularity. I think Cruiserparts.net might be your best course for a good one with out spending too much $. You could put an ad in wanted-Someone may have one thay don't want.
     
  3. bustanutley

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    Pig aka Polypro/TRD is going to pony up and make beef aftermarket cruiser rear shafts

    link
     
  4. woody

    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    lots of people have spares...I have about 4 pairs, and don't even run a Cruiser rear anymore.......a post in the wanted corner outta net ya quite a few in your area...

    Poly makes nice stuff, I hope those axles come to production.....
     
  5. honk

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    Yeah, I'll put an ask in.
    Surprised to bend this and I'm not even sure what did it. Thought I might twist and break an axle with the new gearing in it, but bend??

    Looks like Polypro hasn't set a price yet?