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what kind of mods are needed for axle swap?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bryguy00b, Aug 27, 2002.

  1. bryguy00b

    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    are there any mods that need to be done to swap in 3/4 or 1 ton axls?

    Bryan
     
  2. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    1/2 to 3/4 rear (14 bolt) is a direct bolt in, minus the u-joint difference, poss driveshaft length change, E-brake cable mod...but other than that is cake.

    The front if converting to 8 lug....but still 1/2 ton is easy and fairly cheap. Goning to a DANA60 front is fairly easy too, but not easy on the wallet!!! /forums/images/icons/frown.gif /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
  3. bryguy00b

    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    ok thanx...
     
  4. bryguy00b

    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    wait so what about drive shafts do you need one ton drive shafts or something ...?

    Bryan
     
  5. k5ntexas

    k5ntexas 1/2 ton status

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    no u don't. ya just need that trick u-joint to fit the 14ff to the half ton driveshaft. there is a write up on axle swaps and it gives some tips on the 14ff. axle swap well i hope this helps.
     
  6. uglychevyZZ4

    uglychevyZZ4 3/4 ton status

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    if you need a napa pn lemmie know for u joint, i got it somewhere.. if you go to 1 ton, you will need to move each perch in 1 inch, stock 1/2 ton perches are 42 1/2 apart center to center of perch. 1 ton is 40 1/2. thats how youll know the difference. on 3/4 most brake cable are same though and bolt in.
     
  7. bryguy00b

    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    ok thanx a lot guys!!!

    Bryan
     
  8. TorkDSR

    TorkDSR 1/2 ton status

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    i just needed to move the rear perches. the fronts bolted up
    th new rear u-joint for me was a 348
    the front shaft was the same. if you need a new joint look for Yunit...he was trying to get rid of some cheap
    ryan
     

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