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Need a locker for a 12 bolt OR a 14 bolt in AZ.

Discussion in 'Parts & Trucks Wanted' started by Greenblazer-AZ, Mar 20, 2002.

  1. Greenblazer-AZ

    Greenblazer-AZ 1/2 ton status

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    I currently have a 12 bolt in my rig and I have a '73 3/4 ton parts truck with 14 bolt / Dana 44 that I'm planning to swap. The '73 has a good body, and bed that I plan to sell. I'm going on a run on the weekend of April 13th and need to lock one of my axles by then.
     
  2. DesertDueler

    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    Weld up the front since you plan on swapping axles anyways.
     
  3. Seventy4Blazer

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    hell man, weld them both up and run half ton for the weekend.
    maybe i will be done moving by then and try to make it up there.
    Grant
     
  4. Greenblazer-AZ

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    Hhmmmm, tempting, but I do have to drive this thing to work. I am considering welding the rear, but both would make it too hard to steer since my t-case linkage is still messed up. Having to crawl under the truck to lock or unlock the front wheel drive every time I wanted to turn would be a pain. Hey Dan how long did your welded 12 bolt last?
     
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    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    I mini spooled mine, and it lasted for one hard run and a few pretty easy runs, then it came apart.
     
  6. Greenblazer-AZ

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    WHere did it break? Was it the spool it self? Take a guess on how many miles you drove it before breakage.
     
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    The spool broke itself. I would say less than 200 miles. I was locked front and rear at the time, so that puts less stress on the rear axle.
     

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