Swapping front axle

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I have a 86 Runner and would like to install an earlier model axle that is the solid axle, off an 83,84. First of all is possible? Typically what would you have to pay for one? Of course I would have to take apart and do all the maintenance stuff on it. How many hours for just the swap, without doing the maintenance stuff on the one bought?
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Grouseman
 
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Try to find an 84-85 axle because it has a full gusset on top of the axle.
Check the marlin crawler board and you will find everything you need ;)
 

Box Rocket

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Try to find an 84-85 axle because it has a full gusset on top of the axle.

Actually, the gusset is on the bottom of the axle, not the top. But All Pro and Marlin both offer a full length weld on gusset for the top of the housing. So you could use an earlier axle with the shorter gusset and add the other one.
 
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