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Big 4x4

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by POWERMAD, Feb 13, 2002.

  1. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    We had an ODOT Snow plow come in tonight for a clutch.
    Autocar 2 axle full size 4x4.
    This thing is a monster, the front axle makes a 2 1/2 rockwell look puny.
    the axle shafts look to be about the size of 10 bolt tubes.
    The joints are the same size as the drive shaft u-joints.
    I have worked on alot of rigs but never seen one like this.
    No transfer case just a 10 sp tranny with the shaft going to the rear axle and then another shaft going to the front from the bottom of the rear.
    the bottom of the door is almost even with my head and I am 6'2". 52" earth moving tires on it.
    To take the tranny out it has to have the tires removed and be set on the ground.
    Definately not a city plow, this bad boy is mountain duty.
    I am takin the camera tomorrow to get some pics of the front axle.
    Throw some tractor tires on it and it would be the ultimate bog machine.


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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Yeah Ron, let's see the pics!!! [​IMG]



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  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    get the pics[​IMG]

    wheeling pics
     
  4. POWERMAD

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    The axle is made by Fabco automotive the housing uses a regular Eaton 2 speed diff with 6:64 gears.
    I took a bunch of pics I hope they come out ok.
    The front axle is engaged by an air switch. sorta like the power divider for a regular semi inter axle diff.
    With the tires off the axle is just freakin huge, the brake caliper looks like it would give ya a hernia taking it off.


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