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Old 02-28-2006, 01:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ford Made rockwell?

Not sure if this was the best place to post, but thought I would ask.

Guy is selling rockwells out of a 74 Ford, they look just like rockwells, but are front loaders, not top loaders.

Any info on these?

As strong as the 2.5s?

Is it drivers or passenger side drop?

Gear Ratio?

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Old 02-28-2006, 05:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Check this thread out it may help you some people like them some don't
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...+2.5+ton+axles
it took me a bit more searching for this one
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...light=gmc+axle
There is a link to a guy who runs these in an F250 in the thread. My buddy used to run them on a 59 chevy with a 350 and road grader tires. They are not the latist or greatist but they are cheap and workable if you put some thought into your setup
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They are most likely GMC 2.5 ton axles from an old WWII 2.5 ton troop transport truck. If so, they are quite strong, but some folks claim the axleshafts are brittle. I've never seen one break personally.
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Old 02-28-2006, 03:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks, I will do some more research with those links!
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Old 03-05-2006, 04:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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F600 4x4's came with sideloading 2 1/2 ton Rockwells. I know thats what they used in the 70's, not sure about other year ranges.
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