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Old 06-09-2005, 06:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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chevy 3/4 ton 4x4 axles

Will the front and rear axles out of a 71 bolt right in a 78 chevy 1/2 ton? Thanks butch.
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Old 06-09-2005, 09:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I dont think so, and even if they did I wouldnt do it. 67-72 chevy parts cost about twice as much as 73-91 parts and are a lot harder to find and order, so I would say just wait and find the right axles.
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Old 06-09-2005, 12:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the front will and the back just needs the springpads moved. in 71 u should have the open knucle disc brake 44 and a 60 in the back, good combo, but id look for a 14 bolt, 60s arent that strong
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Old 06-09-2005, 12:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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No it shouldn't be a D60,{only if it was a GMC would it be}it sould be an Eaton.There weren't very many D60's in Chevys.Much stronger than a D60.The pad width's are different but it would be a very good rear end.I have 4 or 5 of them.Thats what I run and will run in all my wheeling trucks.
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i kinda thought it might be an eaton, but i wasnt sure if they were still using them in 71, or if they had gone to just the 60 then, cause i know the 14 bolt wasnt used until 73s. the reason i thought id be a 60 is my neighbor has a factory 3/4 ton 72, and that has a 60 in the rear
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Old 06-10-2005, 12:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've just parted a 72 K20 that had an Eaton.There were a few that got D60's but not very many.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Axles

Will the newer front 44 and 12bolt rear from a mid 73 and newer. Work in my 67. Or do I have to find 67-72 4x4 parts




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I've just parted a 72 K20 that had an Eaton.There were a few that got D60's but not very many.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Where do they need to move to. I want to keep the springs I have. I'm new to this so don't know all the ins and outs like other people.



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did you not read the first responce?

you will have to move the rear pearchs. the front will bolt in.
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I mearured my old rearend and the new one. Both measure out at about 42". From what I can see it doesn't appear that I need to move anyhthing. Am I missing something. Old rearend is from a 72 new rearend is from a 78 jimmy.
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If they measure the same it will bolt in. Might need different u bolts and spring plates if axle diameters are different.
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