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65 F100 4x4

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2022/08/25 11:17:48 (permalink)
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65 F100 4x4

The trunnions on my original front axle are bad. I’d like to replace both axles with 3/4 ton axles. What axles would you recommend and why?
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    Re: 65 F100 4x4 2022/08/25 13:13:59 (permalink)
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    Atlas axles seem to be the go  overseas, especially with the rally boys.
    The halfshafts seem to handle more torque than English, plus you can go the whole hog floating, semi floating and more lsd options.
    You might have an issue with track width, plus they are usually 4 stud and diff ratio may be different.
    Other than that, an Escort diff should just about drop into the F100.
    Post up some pics when done.
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    Re: 65 F100 4x4 2022/08/25 19:08:59 (permalink)
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    Deano, your bad. 🤓 lol

    Dude, my brother has been modding F trucks for 30+ yrs . Obviously if you can weld and decently you can cut and modify any diff as long as it's a Dana , there's so much aftermarket parts for them available from USA.
    If you want modem replacement , late model 2000+ jeep, F250 etc, I doubt you'll find anything from the 60s in good nic, my bro reckons diffs all interchange within their retrospective number, v Dana 44, Dana 60 etc. Dana is possibly the best diff ever made... And cheap.
    Maybe deano should get one for his evvan!!
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    Re: 65 F100 4x4 2022/08/26 09:09:14 (permalink)
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    my brother in law bought an F350 from the auctions  maybe 30 or so years ago. It was an ex Sec unit they used to use for checking powerlines out in the bush, complete with racks and 4wd diff. He built a lighter alloy tray and it was a beast of a unit, eventually selling it to  some brickies. Still  see it around.
     
    No way Marty, after all that time recoing the diff, backlash etc. Ive now done up the tailshaft, and checked the gearbox with a functioning gear selector, so gradually creeping forward.
     
    Sorry 65F100, could not resist.
    Have you seen the youtubes of F series being converted to lectric?
    They make a great conversion, despite weight, aero, etc, but definitely have cool factor.
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    Re: 65 F100 4x4 2022/08/27 11:08:49 (permalink)
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    Deano, my bro has a ex 62 F100 shorty 4wd v8 352ci LHD from the army, it's all there but needs some TLC to make it a good truck , he's going to sell it soon, not sure on price but could be in the high 20k $ .
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    Re: 65 F100 4x4 2022/08/27 13:45:10 (permalink)
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    swb v8 F100 will appeal to alot of people.
     
    I'd only have 2 other projects that would be tempting. A series 2 swb landy due to that being our family car from when I was born to about 15 yo, or a Mazda MX5, just because they are so small and simple to do. A set of nice wheels, ditch the convertible roof, rollover hoop, and tonneau, like a more modern MG.
    Always wanted a Sunbeam Alpine though.
    Too many wishes, not enough time.
     
    How is the open wheeler?
     
     
     
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