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Handy Little Axle Shaft Chart...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by loafer, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. loafer

    loafer 1/2 ton status

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    The chart shows 2wd and 4wd 12 bolt shafts as different lengths , but if you use your bacxking plates off a 6 lugger its a perfect fit lrngthwise :D
     
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    It's only 1/32" difference. I've swapped them before without swapping backing plates.
     
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    Mine had to be swapped for sure , my 12 bolt came from a 73 pickup , backing plates were shallower as the brakes were skinnier back then .

    I never even opened a brake line , just left the brakes intact and dropped the axle housing down with the backing plates and brakes staying on the truck :D
     

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