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Old 04-02-2014, 04:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ford/Sterling 10.50 aftermarket shafts/blanks?

I have a 2000 Ford 10.50 I bought for the outers and brakes. I was either going to shorten to 65 inch and use the axle in the rear, or cut the ends off and weld to a 14B center. I can't shorten the stock shafts because they neck down after the inner splines.

I understand the 35 splines are 45 degree instead of the normal D60 30 degree cut. However, I called the local drivetrain guy, and he says he doesn't have a listing for blanks because of the differing sealing surface at the hub.

Does anyone have a supplier for axle shafts, or even 1.5 inch blanks? Thanks!
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ALso, is the axle bolt pattern the same as a Dana? I'm wondering if I can just use a standard D60 blank and use the gasket, and ditch the o-ring?
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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branik did a set for me. I believe they used a normal dana blank, I just silicone the bolt flange sealed up fine.
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Good deal. So same 8x4 flange pattern?
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If your already thinking about using a 14 bolt center why no just go C&c 14 bolt 63.5" stock. Then I assume your running a superduty 60 front from your post. Just have the front redrilled to match the 14 bolt. Seems easier than narrowing an axle. Just a thought.
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Keeping the SD brakes to match the front.
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To the original poster:

Why on earth swap out the Sterling center for the 14.5 center?

If you're not utilizing a drop out 3rd, or a 13 bolt kit, you're gaining NOTHING.

The Sterling has more ratios available, better stock ground clearance and all the same locker options. Please explain your logic.
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To the original poster:

Why on earth swap out the Sterling center for the 14.5 center?

If you're not utilizing a drop out 3rd, or a 13 bolt kit, you're gaining NOTHING.

The Sterling has more ratios available, better stock ground clearance and all the same locker options. Please explain your logic.

I just want to know about Sterling shaft availability. IF you don't know anything about it, get the fuck out of here.
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:20 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Call Branik, CTM, RCV, Moser or Dutchman. They will all be very willing to help you piss away your money and time.
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You don't think I have? You're really fucking helpful. What are you still doing in here?
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Another option is to use double splined shafts and drive flanges.
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I could, if I can verify if the bolt pattern in the same, and I don't need the o-ring to seal. Which is my original question. The couple places I've called aren't sure. Dutchman thinks it'll work. Haven't called Branick yet this morning though.

I may just have to order a D60 blank and try it, not many people are using the Sterling outers, or at least making posts about it that come up in The Google.
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I could, if I can verify if the bolt pattern in the same, and I don't need the o-ring to seal. Which is my original question. The couple places I've called aren't sure. Dutchman thinks it'll work. Haven't called Branick yet this morning though.

I may just have to order a D60 blank and try it, not many people are using the Sterling outers, or at least making posts about it that come up in The Google.
Since you're being a dick, fucking search. This topic has been brought up before and I provided pics and measurements.
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Since you're being a dick, fucking search. This topic has been brought up before and I provided pics and measurements.
I searched for a day and a half before I posted the question. And called 3 drivetrain shops. I did this so I didn't get the shit above (options differing of what I need to know). Thanks for your help, too. For fuck sake.
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https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/gener...t-flanges.html
Literally took me 2 minutes to find you lazy fuck.
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:45 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I saw that. In my lazy searching. Does it answer whether I can use D60 flanges?

Now that you're done fucking around and still haven't answered, too busy getting your panties in a twist over my replies, I'll thank you for your time.
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I saw that. In my lazy searching. Does it answer whether I can use D60 flanges?
Actually it does.

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The Flanges are not the same they also use metric bolts and the diameters are metric
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Actually it does.
I know it's close, the quick measurement on id on my F250 was just under 4. I know the D60 is 8x3.92. I was just hoping someone has verified that the lack of o-ring step, and using D60 gaskets will work. No one around here has a rear D60 flange for me to stick in.

I may have to order a blank from Dutchman to find out. Would be nice to order D60 blanks and have those cut to the deeper pressure angle of the Ford splines. Inexpensive, too.
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im pretty sure branik just used a normal 60 blank, ill look and see if I have a sterling shaft laying around and compare it to a 60 shaft.
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im pretty sure branik just used a normal 60 blank, ill look and see if I have a sterling shaft laying around and compare it to a 60 shaft.
Awesome. I'd appreciate it, thanks!
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RCV makes their rear drive slug/caps in house. I bet they could make it to the bolt pattern, and you'd have the ability to run their dual-splined shafts.
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well im sure its a little late but I finally got around to checking this today. yes they are the same bolt pattern as a 60/70.
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Easiest option would be double spline shafts and drive flanges. Branik Drive flanges aren't drilled till you order them and can be drilled for any bolt pattern. Double spline shafts are made to order and can be made to any spline.
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