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Old 11-15-2002, 12:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Convert front 404 to RHS drop??

Guys,
I just bought myself some 404 axle and was woundering if it is possible to convert the front axle to a RHS drop. I was thinkink that I could just cut and swap the axle tubes. But I have now seen some pictures that show how the diff lock works by locking the long axle to the hemisphere. So now Im thinking that if I swaped the short axle to the RHS then the diff lock wouldnt work??

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Old 11-16-2002, 10:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's not a simple procedure by any means.

In a nutshell, the housing work is extensive because it isn't a uniform shape side to side, plus it's a double wall housing.

The long side shaft can be re-used because its splines are longer. But you are correct in thinking that the short side shaft then needs replaced for the locker.

That said, we do the conversion.

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Old 11-16-2002, 02:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for that Rob, thats confirmed what I was thinking (although I didnt know they were double walled)

Sam

PS Im the guy from Australia that phoned you a couple of weeks ago about the 404s. Well I got them, and thanks for all your help.
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