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#26 tom58c

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:24 PM

View PostFloorit, on 29 December 2012 - 06:13 PM, said:

Those axles are the original source for 35 spline stubs for a 60 front, so no surprise there. The axles that had the smaller stubs and tracta joints are older IH (big 6 lug) and older dodge.

These are out of a 1974 IH.

I was only surprised because people were saying all the closed knuckles had smaller shafts. Not just the 6 lug's.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:02 PM

Getting kinda worried about what this rear axle actually is lol. I was told it was a eaton m22. The only m22 I've found from eaton is either a 4 speed manual or a electrical switch.

Then I ran across a RA15 and RA20 axle. But still not much info to get a for sure I.D. I'm really looking because it'd be nice to have the peace of mined that parts are available somewhere. If anyone has an idea let me hear it. I have worked with HO72's and such, but this isn't one of those. It doesn't have a removable cover, and no load bolt on the 3rd.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:26 PM

Probably an IH RA20 if it is out of a 1510.

Not much difference between an RA15 and an RA20, just different wheel bearings or something if I remember right. Been a long time since I payed attention to IH stuff.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:31 PM

Hears some pics if it helps.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:32 PM

Its strange to me how there's no ring gear bolts.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:40 PM

Good Job! What's the gear ratio?

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:45 PM

View PostTrail Beast, on 29 December 2012 - 09:40 PM, said:

Good Job! What's the gear ratio?

These are 4.88s. The eaton has the factory locker. Not sure how good it will work once its in use but... Its a beef of a axle from what I see.

I liked the way the truck crawled stock, and with 4.88 gears a 42 to 44 inch tire puts me at the same crawl speed.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:00 PM

Looks like a good score for $300

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:54 AM

Tubing

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

Been busy

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:34 PM

Is there a smilie for "drool?"

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:28 PM

Finally here. Now I can get started.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 04:38 AM

Eager to see how this goes. I would sure appreciate a costs tally on this as you go since I have been considering a similar project in the future.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:28 PM

Nice pile of parts to get you started. Keep us posted.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 07:17 PM

Put in a long day today.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:48 PM

Looks good Tom. The bars coming down in the front might block your view a little from the looks if it.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 05:05 AM

Off to a good start :clap:  Keep the pic's coming. I would be cautious about fully welding as you go makes it hard to start over. But that might be a good thing.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:12 AM

No weld point is fully welded yet. Good thing sense Ive had to fix some spots and had some revisions along the way.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:31 AM

I see the seat and the wheel, but is that picture from the back? Not really following the layout. :construction:

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 07:42 PM

View Posttom58c, on 30 March 2013 - 07:17 PM, said:

Put in a long day today.

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Any more long days for us to look at?   Maybe a few ?? Answered

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:31 PM

View PostNot a jeep, on 09 April 2013 - 07:42 PM, said:

Any more long days for us to look at?   Maybe a few ?? Answered

I'll put another day or 2 like that in this weekend. Its been a good week and I got some more tubing.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:27 PM

Pretty good day today. I have a lot of tubes left to go, tie everything together, and brace.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:48 PM

Looking good :thumbsup:  Looks like your planning on a 3 link in the rear?

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:22 PM

View PostSHREK, on 16 April 2013 - 05:48 PM, said:

Looking good :thumbsup:  Looks like your planning on a 3 link in the rear?

3 link front and rear. Both front and rear diffs will be offset to right side.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:01 PM

Single seater? Is this a comp rig or weekend warrior or both? Keep the pic's coming.