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How Strong are Old Ball Joint v/s Birfield Joint

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by flozano, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. flozano

    flozano SILVER Star

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    Hello

    I want to know how strong is the old Land Cruiser Axle (Front and Rear), the front axle not have Birfields, they have another system ¿ball joint?

    Thanks
    Facundo
     
  2. IDave

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    The pre-1968 ball joints were definitely weaker than the birfields, and the earlier birfields (6 spline) inferior to the later ones.
     
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    Ok, Thanks.
    I 'm going to use a Birfield Joint Axles in my FJ40 proyect.
     
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    you will need to swap out the whole axle, not just the ball and claw for birfields. find a latter disc brake for a newer(68+?) drum and convert it to mini truck parts.

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    Ok, Thanks.
    I 'm going to use a Birfield Joint Axles in my FJ40 proyect.





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