They’re not the same at all. Close but no cigar. My axle works perfectly but the rust on it is driving me crazy.Other than the notch needed for the locker thought the rear axle housing a were the same. This would be 93-97. The gasket for between the diff and axle could be used where the axle needed to be ground out. The locker uses a couple longer studs on the housing to mount the diff but these just thread into the housing. The short side inner axle has to be one for a locker because those have longer splines. Non locker inner axle will not work.
Ok, maybe he is. I haven’t read through tbh but i’d rather not have to buy an axle to then have it worked on so that it works like the one I have. But maybe i’d consider one for the right price. No one has offered one yet, do you have one?lol, he's right. its a small notch and some different studs.