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Early rear axle upgrade

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by jim45r, Feb 27, 2004.

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    jim45r

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    I have never dug into my diff, but am wondering if my '67's rear axle housing & carrier is same as the later ones. I'm wondering if I can put late model fine spline spiders and axles in w/o problems. I'm going to 4wdiscs and thot I'd upgrade the whole shebang while I had it apart. I've got a '73 front axle now.
     
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    Welcome!

    I have heard that this can be done, I have not ever done it.

    I do not see why it would not work.

    Good luck!

    -Steve
     
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    Thanks, Steve, for the welcome and the advice. I haven't been able to find any reason that it wouldn't, either.
    This is a great forum - I'm getting some great info. I'll probably be making more posts in the coming weeks - I'm picking up my F motor pieces from the machine shop tomorrow, and hoping to have it ticking again by spring.
    James
     
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    Post up some pics of your projects if you have a camera...

    Good luck!

    -Steve