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WTF is a "pumpkin" rear end??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by PhoenixZorn, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. PhoenixZorn

    PhoenixZorn 1/2 ton status

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    This guy says he has 1 ton running gear, then states the rear axle is a Pumpkin... which looks like a 10bolt with a different cover bolt pattern... he says it's stronger than a 14bFF.... What did I miss?
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    old 72-older eaton rear. more ground clearence and 1/2 of them factory locker equiped.
     
  3. PsychoticDeadGuy

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    yep, looks like an eaton to me
     
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    hes just using the wrong termanology for "third member"
     
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    He does not know what he's talking about.

    A lot of people call diffs, "pumpkins". He's just made the mistake of actually thinking it's a descriptive term. So, yes it has a pumpkin.. since it has a diff. A 10b, 14b, 12 b, d44, etc etc etc all have pumkins.. in laymens terms.
     
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    all have third members or housings, diff is the thing inside that allows one wheel to spin and one to sit there.

    Pumpkin is just a redneck term for rear end or third member(third member DOES not have to drop out to be called one). My dad calls them pumpkins or diffs.
     
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    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I think that guy stole my truck....lol I haven't visited it in about a month..
     

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