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Differences between military and civilian 1 ton axles?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by odoa3, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. odoa3

    odoa3 1/2 ton status

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    I have been trying to find a manual for 14 bolt axles. Ran across a military manual for 1 tons. Will this work for a 14 bolt out of a early 80's Chevy truck? I know that sometimes the military stuff is different than civilan. Thanks.
     
  2. Hossbaby50

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    The only difference is that most military 14bff axles came with Detroit lockers where civilian axles didn't.

    Harley
     
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    as far as I know they are the same... hope so, I have a military 14b... lol!

    j
     
  4. odoa3

    odoa3 1/2 ton status

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    Great! Thanks guys!
     
  5. OffRoad

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    in additon to the rear detroit, they also had 4.56 gears and "i think" the ambulances came with limited slips or lockers in the front axle. but not a detroit in the front, like a powertrax or some thing or maybe just a limited slip. i am sure about the rear detroit and gears though. :crazy:

    here's some specs: (aren't i nice guy to look this up for you? :D )

    http://www.steelsoldiers.com/CUCV%20Stats.htm
     
  6. odoa3

    odoa3 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks Offroad! Looks like the manual I found will cover the 14 bolt I need to go through. I didn't know the Blazer only had a 10 bolt in it.
     
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    OffRoad 1/2 ton status

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    yeah, it'd be pretty sweet if the blazers came with 1 ton stuff. i'd buy one in a heartbeat. (i know i could swap the stuff over, but that's work)
     

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