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my friend works at the plant where they build axles for the chevy HD!!!

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  1. boggerless

    boggerless 1 ton status Premium Member

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    i met him, a year ago and tonight he told me where he worked. i thought he drove a forklift at some plant in detroit. he actually MAKES the rear axle. i asked him if the ever have bad parts and he said all the time. he said yesterday the tap broke off his machine so it didn't thread the hole on an almost complete axle housing(the only thing missing was the guts of the diff). everything else was ready but because the holes were not tapped ,they junk e'm????? :thinking: now i'm trying to figure out how to get one.brand new , all i'll need is the locker,ring and pinion,etc. even the axles are in it. :D
     
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    come on, this could work for all of us. :D
     
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    and how far are you away from NC? my problem would be paying for shipping :grin:
     
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    i'm in michigan, detroit area. let me work out the detail's of getting them and we'll figure out shipping.MAN, a brand new rear for peanuts.the spring perches and all the machining are done, they just need the gut's . AND the have them there also. he said they have EATON lockers. man i hope this works out quick. :D
     
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    i forgot they make the front axles also. i can't wait, maybe we won't have to buy used and clean and rebuild. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    By the time You buy the ring and pinion and set up parts and a locker it would probably be way cheaper to just buy a $50 14 bolt FF and a Detroit.
     
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    peeps around here know what they are worth.some guys are asking $1500.00 for a FF. so if i can get a new one i'll take it. :D
     
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    you can get them for $50.00??i almost had a 78 k20 for $900.00 with a 4inch lift. it was a ghetto looking ride but it ran.i think leroy figured out i wanted it too much??? :laugh:
     
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    I wouldn't hold your breath, they probably scrap them because of liability issues ... just like they do the trucks they build up on Trucks!.
     
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    Yeah, same thign with the engines, trannies, axles, everyhitng we get from GM at school, THEY HAVE TO BE DESTROYED!!!!!!!!
     
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    :mad: yea, thats what he said.POOP
     

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