Hybrid rear axle ?\'s Been thinking about making a custom rear w/ high clearance diff., any gear ratio, and large shafts. F*rd 9" r&p's are stronger than a D60 due to bigger pinion and ring gear, plus they have larger main bearings, and a shaved 9" has about the same clearance as a slightly shaved D44. 40 spline spools are also available for them. Ultimate in strength. Only problem has been the drive flanges. I am reasonably sure that Dutchman could make a set of 40 spline shafts w/ drive flanges attached for a full floater rear end. Could the outer portion of a 14 bolt be bolted on to the tubes out of the 9"? Trying to devise a way to have full floating rear end w/ 9" center section, 8 lug bolt pattern, and disc brakes. It probably wouldn't be worth all of the $ and hassle, but sure would be cool and a lot cheaper than mog axles.