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Someone parting a truggy - - should I take the axels?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by m1ndless, May 3, 2007.

  1. m1ndless

    m1ndless Banned

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    http://phoenix.craigslist.org/pts/324000398.html

    "-4.10 geared 3/4 ton front and rear axles, the front is a shaved 10 bolt with a limited slip and 4.10's. has BRAND NEW warn premium locking hubs and a raised steering arm... the rear axle is a 14 bolt Full floater that has been spooled.. Done professionally by a welder friend of mine... stil has the massive drum brakes and everything works fine... Asking $600 for the set or $500 if you help me pull them out... ":

    Yay or Nay?!

    I might take those headers too.


    Should I just get a quick loan, and buy the whole damn thing? I would use parts from my current 79 or vice versa?

    Suggestions???
     
  2. m1ndless

    m1ndless Banned

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    Anyone?

    Is that a good deal on the axels?
     
  3. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    Dude, Nate is a member on here as you might know. Go look at the truck if your interested in the whole thing or parts.

    Harley
     
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    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    when I see "professional welder" I think welded rear instead of Spool. why would a welder install a spool? I would want a mechanic to install a spool, preferablu one that has done gears before.
     
  5. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    Welded or spooled it acts the same. I believe it is welded but same difference if they are welded right.

    Harley
     
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    Masiony 1/2 ton status

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    to much in my book. i got my 14ff for free, welded it myself (i am a professional:wink1:) and it came with 4.56. i was given it, but it was originally bought for $50 by my dad. did i mention it is from a van, and 3" wider?. anyway, i see 8 lug 44/10b for anywhere from $100 to $300 all the time. hell, if you are patient, good things will come. my buddy got his D60 for free, and it came with a warn winch bumper and a 8274.
     
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    Marv welded that axle , so its good . We all ( AZ ) trust Marvs welds .
     
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    i wish i had the money for that
     
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    I'd stay away from welded rear/spools if you drive it on the street at all...Granted in a 14bff it wouldnt break but your tires will wear faster.
     
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    only if you turn:wink1:
     
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    87K506 1/2 ton status

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    TRUE!!! build your blazer big enough with bigenough tires and you will never have to turn, just drive over or thru anything in the way
     
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    First I bought my axles (same as yours, 4.10 , 3/4 tonners, D44HD front and D60 rear) for 100 bucks for the pair, plus the guy threw in a dana 24 Tcase. I paid 400.00 for two spools, 120.00 each for new R & P's, 100.00 for two sets of new bearing kits, 400.00 per axle for hardened shafts and joints and then 300.00 to have it all installed in the axles...almost forgot the 150.00 to cut off the Balls on the end of the front axle, and have them welded back on with 15 degree caster.

    No one said it was gonna be cheap!
     
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    Well, I don't do much turning. :)

    So should I talk to him about the axels? How much faster do the tires wear?
     
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    If you drive your truck on the street much you will not want a welded/spooled rearend. I ran one for 2 years in my K5 and it ate up MTR's like no other. It is a fine option for a trail rig or non-DD truck but if you put decent miles on your truck then you won't want a welded.

    Harley
     

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