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How thick are axle tubes on a 14bff??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85mudblazin, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    what the title says.
    Thanks
    -Chris
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    From the 14 Bolt Bible... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    1/2 Inch Thick walls
     
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    1/2" [darn] thats thick
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I have some cut off 14FF tubes in the garage and they are .375" thick (3/8").
     
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    The ones I cut are 3/8" as well. Axle was a '79 3/4-ton.

    I've heard some of the later 14FFs with the finned housing may have thicker tubes in some applications.

    They also appear thicker if you see one sheared off at the spindle. Then you're seeing the combined thickness of the spindle stub & tube.
     
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    .375 For all the ones I've cut too.
     

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