Yeah thats the most bent i've ever seen an axle, its amazing the frame doesn't have much damage compared to the drivetrain.
I already thought about getting axle tubes put in, but its not a limited slip or posi, and for the price, i could have bought one with it equipped.
It has 3.55 gears...!!! thats the one thing i didn't double check, i saved the gears and one good axle and chucked the rest of it in my buddies truck to be turned into paper clips.
Whos this evildriver3 guy?
Just for clarification, the truck was hit directly on the rear tire by some compact car and spun the truck around. 5 years later i bought the truck almost wish i hadent
Also forgot to double check the bolt pattern, i have an 8.8 mustang rear sitting around....i think it may be a little weak.
Another down side to today, i went looking for the dana 60 or 70 i rebuilt 3 years ago. Seems the guy bulldozed his entire back yard and everything into a HUGE pile and the rear isn't anywhere to be seen!!! i tried calling him but he wasn't around. It probably isn't worth looking for to have to cut and re-weld spring perches back on, then get a custom driveshaft made to match the larger yoke to the smaller yoke on the transfer case.
So thats it for tonight, talk to you guys tomorrow.
Marty (evildriver3) may come off as "the cockiest sob I ever met" but disregard, it's an eastcoast thing. He's from the long island area. He specializes in building heavy duty driveshafts and owns a driveshaft shop.
He's gonna tell you to measure, measure, and measure again, and NOT going to sell one based off a standard catalog length or someone else's measurements.
I'm trying to get this thing
~ Back on the road to see how it drives
~ if i like it i'll fix the body work and paint it
~ If it holds up i'll throw some tires (31-33 Cooper STT OR something CHEAP) and a small lift at it
For now i have a trans, hope the transfercase i have is still good!!!
Need a rear and driveshaft, springs and mounts.
Thanks for the links i'll see what i can do with those ;-D
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