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Old October 3rd, 2006, 11:15 PM   #1
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Anyone ever modified a gm/dodge spicer 35 spline stub shaft to fit in a ford axle. I know the ford is shorter so I guess the question is, is there enough spline to cut it off?

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Old October 5th, 2006, 03:00 PM   #2
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Is this to hardcore?
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Old October 5th, 2006, 03:06 PM   #3
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Either that or its a ridiculous idea. No clue, myself. Have you considered selling them and buying the correct parts? I know a couple of people on Misfits run Chevy & Dodge 60 fronts.
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Old October 5th, 2006, 03:26 PM   #4
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I don't have them yet but I would rather spend $130 for a pair instead of $260.
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Old October 5th, 2006, 04:20 PM   #5
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from what i hear its worth the extra $40 or so to just get chromoly stubs(not worrying about ford or chevy also), jesse mentioned this in a thread a while back. you should call the badlands and get the scoop.
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Old October 5th, 2006, 07:58 PM   #6
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yukon 4340 stuff can be had for just over the price of spicer shafts i wouldt mess with spicer stuff for the price, if you want nice chromoly stuff get some superiors
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Old October 5th, 2006, 08:05 PM   #7
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Ya I guess I am going to get the yukons, they are twice as much but I guess later I can buy the inners and ctms and be done If I had the buget I would definitly buy the superiors
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insatead of ctm's also look into bobby longs 300m u joints they have tested to be stronger than ctms and i got mine i believe for 330 a pair shippped where ctm's are around 500
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Old October 6th, 2006, 09:38 AM   #9
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Sweet I can't believe two u-joints could be $500, that cost more then the axle shafts! Isn't yukon also coming out with a set?
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Sweet I can't believe two u-joints could be $500, that cost more then the axle shafts! Isn't yukon also coming out with a set?
Yukon's are already out, the super joint. They run over $500 for a pair as well.
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Old October 6th, 2006, 11:35 AM   #11
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I thought they did but thought they were cheaper than that.
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x2 for Bobby Long..


Very happy with my 30 spline longs and the service from them. Nice people.

http://www.longfieldsuperaxles.com/

$175 per joint for Dana 60s.
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Bobby Long turned the Toyota front axle from a bad Birfield joke to a viable axle with plenty of clearance- after seeing a few on my friends run Longfileds in their Toys, it has made me think about running 8s front and rear in a Jeep.

I'd love to try a set of his 300M joints in the 60 I just got...
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AHH F*** it I'll just order the dana 60 cv
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Bobby Long turned the Toyota front axle from a bad Birfield joke to a viable axle with plenty of clearance- after seeing a few on my friends run Longfileds in their Toys, it has made me think about running 8s front and rear in a Jeep.

I'd love to try a set of his 300M joints in the 60 I just got...
Thats what I'm planning for my flatfender.

Interesting, that the bolt pattern for the 3rd member is symmetrical. You you can take a front axle and run it as a rear steering axle. You need to cut and rotate the balls/knuckle, and the flip the diff 180*, and you are good to go.Again, with 30 spline longs and drive flanges, you will have to work to break a shaft.

Starting to ponder if thats worth it for my project (I have several pairs of toy axles around). I've got a Dana 18 T-case which would work for the pass/pass drops.
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Anyone ever modified a gm/dodge spicer 35 spline stub shaft to fit in a ford axle. I know the ford is shorter so I guess the question is, is there enough spline to cut it off?

Thanks Adam
To go back to the original question, yes. You have to cut some off and then machine in a new grew for the snap ring.

from BV's pirate4x4 article "The Chevy/Dodge stub shaft is 0.600" longer than the Ford stub shaft"
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Old October 6th, 2006, 01:09 PM   #17
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To go back to the original question, yes. You have to cut some off and then machine in a new grew for the snap ring.

from BV's pirate4x4 article "The Chevy/Dodge stub shaft is 0.600" longer than the Ford stub shaft"
Thanks, thats what I wanted to know. I was woried that there is not enough spline to engage with the locking hub/drive flange.
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Yukon's are already out, the super joint. They run over $500 for a pair as well.


I just got a set of Yukon Superjoints sent to my house for 150$.

I will sell you 2 sets for 500$
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I just got a set of Yukon Superjoints sent to my house for 150$.

I will sell you 2 sets for 500$
Thats what I thought although those were 44 joints I would assume? I found them for 255 for 44 and 440 for 60 joints, where did you get yours?

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grew = groove.. ugh. I don't know what I was thinking.

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Thanks, thats what I wanted to know. I was woried that there is not enough spline to engage with the locking hub/drive flange.
From what I've seen there is. A friend blew a 30 spline outer a few years ago at tellico. He went into town and bought a warn 35 spline chevy outer and warn locking hubs and they turned the shaft down for him at Farmers. He was able to rebuild it with no problems.
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