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eaton axles

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tree_entz, May 12, 2004.

  1. tree_entz

    tree_entz 1/2 ton status

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    i've run into some older 70's chevys and have seen the old eaton axles. Just wondering what you all know about them. /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
    I really dont want anything that old just for it being a PITA getting parts and stuff. just curious. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    they have drop out thirds like a Ford 9 inch and also have a diff cover. pretty strong, but the axleshafts only have 17 splines. there are a few people out there who have swapped 14b internals into these and made them alot stronger.

    i'm going to slap a stock eaton h052 under my gmc, the axle came factory with a detroit locker and was dirt cheap.

    i have heard it is hard to find new drums for these axles, but there is a disc brake kit available.
     
  3. kennyw

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    i have heard it is hard to find new drums for these axles, but there is a disc brake kit available.

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    Yep, the 14FF axle shafts, detroit locker and disc brake kit will fit the Eatons /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I just bought a whole eaton rear, open 4.10's for $75. now I gotta figure out where to buy a ring & pinion set for it, and how to get my welding stick down into the carrier to freeze up the spiders
     
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    Kenny, can you or anyone else get the measurement from axle center to low spot under the diff.? I want to compare to a 14BFF.
    Thanks in adavance. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Kenny, can you or anyone else get the measurement from axle center to low spot under the diff.? I want to compare to a 14BFF.
    Thanks in adavance. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    I should be able to after this weekend when I pickup my axle housing from storage, pumpkin is sitting at home though with the axle shafts from a 14FF...
     
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    Kenny, can you or anyone else get the measurement from axle center to low spot under the diff.? I want to compare to a 14BFF.
    Thanks in adavance. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    I went out and checked, looks to be right about 6.5"
     
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    Will my 14FF Gov loc Drop right into the eaton axle if I swap over the axle shafts and R&P, or is it only the detroits that work?
     
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    Thanks! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Kenny, looks like I have the info. Thanks anyway!
     
  10. kennyw

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    Will my 14FF Gov loc Drop right into the eaton axle if I swap over the axle shafts and R&P, or is it only the detroits that work?

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    I dont think it will work because the carrier is different. You have to keep the Eaton Carrier to put the 14FF detroit into it.
     

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