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If you were going to do a solid axle swap on your truck. Would you:

A) Buy a used 79 ford 60 front for $1000 and rebuild it with a detroit and 35 spline stubs and all that for maybe a total of $2500-3000

B) Buy a brand new front axle that is 35 spline throughout with choice of gears, detroit, warn premium hubs or flanges, dual piston wilwood calipers, and higher pinion than a ford for $2500-3000

Which one?

  • Rebuild Ford 60

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  • Buy the new foo!

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Hmm I had just heard a lot of people bitching saying they broke them and then went with milemarkers. Like I said though Ive had zero experiance with them so I was just relaying what I had heard. Also what is this "new" axle you are buying?
 

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I'm guessing your talking center sections with pinions located higher? So who: currie, rock crusher, dynarape, teraflex...? How much higher is the pinion located? I wouldn't think it would be much considering they all need to use the same HP gear sets and they were designed to be used in a certain location.
 

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Only about a 1/2". Also added ground clearance over the ford 60 center section.

Ok fine I'll spill the beans. I'm currently researching an alternative axle for sfa swaps for people... 79 ford hp 60's are getting harder and harder to find and they aren't getting any cheaper. So I'm looking at building my own axle, with all of my own parts aside from carrier, gears, etc. Housing, tubes, knuckles, spindles, etc will all be made by me... Still working a few bugs out but it's coming along. But I'm not going to give away any secrets yet :)
 
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