Front Axle

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by jccruiser78, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. jccruiser78

    jccruiser78

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    I am trying to figure out if my friends 67 fj40 front axle would give me spare parts for my 78.Do you think the housing would work the same?I am thinking I could use the 67 housing for a cut and turn soa job.Could someone tell me what parts interchange?Thanks.
     
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    Chef

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    Short answer, not much except the diff moves. The early axles (break at 68) have ball and cup axles, not birfs. They have drum brakes, not discs. Early axles have a brass bush in place of the later model inner axle seal. I've heard you can remove the bush and machine for the seal, but I have not done that personlly...You can use the diff if you cqare to, but it will have a coarse spline pinion, and different driveshaft flange pattern...
     
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