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verr1908
11-25-2013, 06:01 PM
Hi have a 1950 1/2ton truck ,which I have picked up unseen when on vacation which will be coming over to England after the Xmas holidays ,could any one supply me the width of front and rear axle ,outer drum face to drum face ,as has been stood for about 5 years and may need a new ifs front end and rear axle

Thanks Mark

StudeRich
11-25-2013, 07:52 PM
Front axles on 2 Wheel Drive Stude. Trucks are pretty simple "I" beams and normally require little Service or repairs mostly only to the attached King Pins and Steering. Not sure what this is about:

Quote: "as has been stood for about 5 years and may need a new ifs front end and rear axle"

I do see that you need dimensions, probably for shipping?

verr1908
11-26-2013, 02:27 AM
I am thinking of remove the front axle and fit a ifs from a jaguar which I have done before on a 58 f100 it is a widely used swop in England if the jag is not too wide . Also how tuff are the rear axle,s would they take a sbc v8

Thanks Mark

Mrs K Corbin
11-26-2013, 08:15 AM
The tapered axles may not take a huge amount of Frogging from an SBC, generally they shear the axle key...
If you're thinking of doing an SBC, IFS and rear axle swap, you might be better the get the running gear, frame and all from a '84 chevy long bed truck (Lorry) and drop the body on there.
of course there are other issues to consider when doing this, but it can be done......
ME, I'm keeping my Trucks Stock, it's easier that way.

Skip Lackie
11-26-2013, 04:23 PM
Front tread: 60 13/16". Rear tread: 60 7/16". I would be glad to be corrected, but I believe "tread" is defined as the center line of the tire tread.

Addendum: I believe your truck will have a Dana 44 rear axle, which was/is widely used on Jeeps and many other vehicles. The tapered axles can break, but conversion kits to upgrade them to flanged axles are available and would probably be cheaper and easier than replacing the whole unit.

StudeMann
11-27-2013, 03:32 PM
The differential ratio in the truck is likely quite low so if you might need to swap a higher ratio set of gears into the Dana 44.

AlexM
11-27-2013, 11:51 PM
Also be aware that there was a difference in housings. If you have a 4:56 and maybe even the 4:10 you can't put 3:54 gears in there as they take a different housing.

verr1908
11-28-2013, 02:45 AM
Thanks guys for your help ,hope to have the truck to the shippers in Orange County by the Xmas holidays ,then 5 to 6 weeks home .

Mark

WinM1895
11-28-2013, 02:52 AM
Also be aware that there was a difference in housings. If you have a 4:56 and maybe even the 4:10 you can't put 3:54 gears in there as they take a different housing. :confused:
Are you sure it's the actual axle housing that is different? I know that on Ford's with Spicer/Dana 44's, that the case is different 4.56/4.10 vs 3.92 and etc., but the housing is not.

woodysrods
11-28-2013, 03:31 AM
Use a Ford 8" in your truck.
Also a jag front end is pretty much old school and you will end up spending way too much money on it after you purchase it.
84 to 86 Corvette is a way better choice in my opinion or a Mustang II styled aftermarket front end if money is an issue?
Good Roads
Brian

verr1908
06-19-2014, 01:59 PM
Hi guys well have a cracked rear drum and have smashed my puller in an attempt to remove the drums ,so need any ideas about getting the drums off ( yes I have removed the big nut on the half shaft ) and then does any body make new drums or brake kits ?

warrlaw1
06-19-2014, 04:46 PM
Smashed your puller? They come off well with a three point puller. Heat, penetrating oil, let it sit for a day or two, drive it a bit with the axel nut loosened. What kind of puller did you smash?

verr1908
06-19-2014, 05:47 PM
A 3 leg puller unable to drive on engine ,that said now need to move forward and find a new drum or other axle