found this stamped on the 3rd member cross shaft

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just curious i pulled this front 3rd member out of a parts cruiser .thought this was strange was suppose to be an untouched front axle .:doh: where would this have come from ,stamped made in the USA ,stock open third
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When the early Toyotas were built, the Japanese imported a lot of parts from the USA. It was part of the tready to help rebuild the infrastructure after the USA dropped the Bomb (x2). A lot of USA technology was shared and subsequently improved upon in Japan.
 
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When the early Toyotas were built, the Japanese imported a lot of parts from the USA. It was part of the tready to help rebuild the infrastructure after the USA dropped the Bomb (x2). A lot of USA technology was shared and subsequently improved upon in Japan.


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When the early Toyotas were built, the Japanese imported a lot of parts from the USA. It was part of the tready to help rebuild the infrastructure after the USA dropped the Bomb (x2). A lot of USA technology was shared and subsequently improved upon in Japan.


Are you seriously suggesting that this is an OEM pinion shaft in a Cruiser diff that was built in the US and so stamped. Seriously?


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Not sure about it but I know a few gents that served in the military after post WWII that have told me about a town in Japan that was named USA. Evidently it was a way to try to deal with the fact of folks not wanting to buy from Japan. I don't know if its a fact or not but I have seen stranger. Anyone know any older vets you might be able to ask about it?
 
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So what? It's as arbitrary as the rest of the english speaking countries calling us yanks. It's a forum.

so respect goes out the window in forums huh?

doesnt mean we stoop to everyone elses level.

just because your in rome, doesnt mean you have to act like a roman.


UNO i know you didnt mean any offense, and none was taken, just better safe than sorry, im sure i have offened many.

okay im done chitchating
 

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Not sure about it but I know a few gents that served in the military after post WWII that have told me about a town in Japan that was named USA. Evidently it was a way to try to deal with the fact of folks not wanting to buy from Japan. I don't know if its a fact or not but I have seen stranger. Anyone know any older vets you might be able to ask about it?

I don't know anything about the carrier in the picture. Mickey Thompson used to have his tires made in USA, Japan. As apposed to U.S.A.
 

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I have not ever seen that stamped into a spider gear pinion shaft before. It would not surprise me that there is aftermarket ones available and that someone has been into that differential previous to you picking it up.


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Hmmm... I've never seen that either. I've got a couple different aftermarket & stock cross-shafts in stock, none are made in the USA. All are Japanese or Aussie.

Could have been a US spec cross shaft, turned down/modified for the Cruiser?
 

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decided to look at the two shafts today , they where both kinda stuck .gave them a little wack and out they slid . didn't look to good . what happened here?
first pic is from the rear diff ,the second pic is from the front diff . both diffs had the made in USA shafts in them:doh:
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