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Old 09-28-2003, 11:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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D70 front axles

I know, I know, some of you are gonna reply with "there was no such thing," but evidently there were.

Thats what I'm trying to find out what they came out of. I know they were in some make and model of a motorhome.
This is where I come in to ask what make and model and what years to look for.

I have asked and found that the axle shaft joints are "convel cv" joints. I had read in an older magazine that they were "el dorado" joints. 1550 series joint was the size of it.

So anybody have any info about these particular motorhomes?
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mossberg ran one with the 'tracta' joints, busted them up at the hammers on 44 boggers, toyota 20r @~200:1. i believve his was from an old pg & e truck.
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look for an International 1 ton 4wd
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I may be a newbie, but both of those links don't do shit as I've already done some homework.

BTW, the motorhome D70 fronts I'm looking for are open knuckle rather than closed.
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most closed knuckles are tracta joints, which, from what I've read; make a good 1.5 ton truck, but not a good wheeling truck.


And I dont think there are any of us that dont think they exist.... Just very few with u-joints exist. All Dodge w/ closed knucks are tracta's, the closed knuck IH are u-joints, from what I've been told.
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Dana 60- easier to find than dan 70, 35 spline upgrade, hardened and cryo axle shafts, ctms, and call it a day. seems like less hassle and definitly a confidence builder
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Dana 60- easier to find than dan 70, 35 spline upgrade, hardened and cryo axle shafts, ctms, and call it a day. seems like less hassle and definitly a confidence builder
Ok then what about the gears???

I did all the cool axle stuff then started breaking gears.

All the cool open knuckle, disk braked 70s are late model power co. and rail road rigs. Good luck finding one.

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Steve sells the motorhome open knuckle fronts.
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You dont really want a 70 front do you? You can upgrade a 60 to make it stronger and lighter than any 70
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There is also a conversion used under late 80's and early 90's f450 4wd trucks that's a dana 70 center with 60 outers, and I'm pretty sure all 35 spline. I do not know the specifics on them, but I would reckon they're pretty stronglky built, being custom build to go under a 15000# off road truck. The only problem would be that they run 10 lug, and I do not know what it would take to convert to 8. But then, how often do you hear about a 60 ring gear failing? From what I've heard, it's usually shafts and/or u-joints.
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Steve sells the motorhome open knuckle fronts.

I could be wrong but one day that I called Steve told me that the rockwell 2.5 ton joint would swing inside the knuckle of one of these d70 open knuckle axles(inplace of the convel joint)?????

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Ok then what about the gears???

I did all the cool axle stuff then started breaking gears.

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time for a FF14 bolt center section..
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time for a FF14 bolt center section..
Already been done, Wagoner Machine makes them.
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Already been done, Wagoner Machine makes them.
no shit, sherlock.. that's my point.. i was giving him a fix, not a new idea..
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Already been done, Wagoner Machine makes them.
Wouldn't The ground clearance SUCK ??
Or do they shave alot off ot it.
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