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axles?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 74beater, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. 74beater

    74beater 1/2 ton status

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    a simple yes or no will do...
    i can get a d44 8 lug and a 14b matched set for 3 bills
    there from a 73 3/4 ton that has been sitting for about 10 yrs...
    with christmas coming i'm torn..
    please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    all hail the almighty sawzall
    twisting driveshafts since '00
     
  2. Beast388

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    $300 is not a bad price. Do they have the gears you want? I paid $150 for the same combo out of a '77.

    A '73 D44 will be the first generation, external hub style.

    Make sure you pop the covers and check the internals. If everything looks good and or you are willing to replace what is junk, then go for it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    yes, that is a fair price. $150 ea if they are in good condition is not bad.
     
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    Not a bad price.
     
  5. 74beater

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    NOT SURE OF THE COND..BUT THE GEARS ARE 4.56..IF ANY THING MIGHT BE BAD, WHAT MIGHT IT BE?

    THANKS AGAINS GUYS
    BEAST SWEET SUB

    ALL HAIL THE ALMIGHTY SAWZALL
    TWISTING DRIVESHAFTS SINCE '00
     
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    Yes. I mean no. I mean, you never actually asked a question, so I have no idea what it is that I'm saying yes or no to. Yes, those are axles. No, it's not a bad deal. Yes, they are first design. No, you shouldn't pass them up. Yes, $300 is a fair price depending on condition. No, $300 is too much if they have been sitting in the weather and mud for 10 years. Yes, Christmas is soon. No, your wife will not like old greasy axles under the tree for her.
     
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    really depends on condition imo.. they have been sitting a loooong time. They might need a complete overhaul, which wouldnt be cheap even if you do the labor yourself. I think I'd pull a cover and a shaft b4 I handed over them 3 bills...

    j
     
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    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Could have bad u joints,seals,worn gears,brakes.how many miles on them?
     
  9. 74beater

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    SHAGGY --- THE QUESTION WAS IMPLIED..BUY OR PASS
    JUNKIE --- THAT WAS PART OF THE PLAN, TO PULL THE COVERS AND GIVE THEM THE A ONCE OVER. THE FIRST TIME I LOOKED AT THEM, THE GRASS WAS 4FT TALL..BUT HE'S GOT THEM IN HIS SHOP KNOW..

    THANKS GUYS
     
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    BEAST SWEET SUB

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    Thanks man! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  11. 74beater

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    Next question, how hard is it to change a full time d44 to part time?

    all hail the almighty sawzall
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    Not difficult at all. On external hubs, just remove the 6 bolts that hold the slug to the wheel hub. Then just follow the installation instructions for your external lock-outs.

    Your lock-outs should look similiar to the hub on the left:

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  13. 74beater

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    THANKS BEN
     

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