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Old 10-31-2001, 02:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a buddy who has an eaton rear end out of a 60s suburban. He wants to know where to get a locker (I think detroit makes a no-spin for it). It has an inspection plate and a drop out third member. Any info is much apprciated.

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Old 10-31-2001, 02:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Weld it up and save the $$$$ <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0">
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<STRONG>Weld it up and save the $$$$ <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>

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Unfortunaltly detroit no longer makes the locker for the eaton you may find a used one from randys ring and pinion I know that they had two <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
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they are out there unfortunatly they are getting harder to find.I normally can find them when needed,with the supply and demand going up it seems so is the price(go figure)
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You can also swap 14bolt shit inside the Eaton (so you can get the cheap 14bolt detroit). I just welded mine up.

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<STRONG>You can also swap 14bolt shit inside the Eaton (so you can get the cheap 14bolt detroit). </STRONG>
What kind of adapter do you need to go from the 12.25" ring gear of the Eaton down to the 10.5" of the 14 Bolt? <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">
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You can look for a No-Spin in other 60's trucks - that's about it. They no longer make one for that rear-end. My buddy's '62 had a nifty little "Detroit No-Spin" dash plaque to boot!

I've heard you can use the 14-bolt Detroit in the Eaton. You also need newer fine-spline axles to go with it. They often aren't the correct length for the housing, but they can be "masssaged" a 1/4" or so with a grinder or cut-off wheel.

BTW: The Eaton in question here is the GM Corporate H-054 and H-072 (5400lb & 7200lb respectively) axle with a 10-1/8" ring gear. There was a minor revision mid-60's where they switched to a longer pinion. This affects the third member, gearset, and some bearings. Differentials (i.e. No-Spin), housings, and axles are generally interchangable - as is a complete third member assembly.
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<STRONG>What kind of adapter do you need to go from the 12.25" ring gear of the Eaton down to the 10.5" of the 14 Bolt? <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
You don't need an adapter. I'm pretty sure you just cut down the 14 bolt axles and slide them in.
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