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Originally Posted by bigwilliejoe View Post
Partner, I am about there...lol

NOW, I am not too sure I got original axle shafts. While trying to solve my first problem (scored seal surfaces and such) I see that my shaft is different from the rest of the ones shown online.
F100 4WD: 1966/67 is one type, 1968/71 is another. 1972 is different again.

If the AXLE code stamped on the Warranty Plate has a 3rd digit, it's related to the front axle.

Ford/Dana AXLE ID tag located under one or two of the bolts that retains the inspection cover to the housing.

The problem is, many of these tags are missing today.

Look for a BOM number stamped on one of the axle tubes.
 
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Originally Posted by NumberDummy View Post
F100 4WD: 1966/67 is one type, 1968/71 is another. 1972 is different again.

If the AXLE code stamped on the Warranty Plate has a 3rd digit, it's related to the front axle.

Ford/Dana AXLE ID tag located under one or two of the bolts that retains the inspection cover to the housing.

The problem is, many of these tags are missing today.

Look for a BOM number stamped on one of the axle tubes.
I need an F150 or bronco '70's don't I?
 
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Yes, Get one from a 1976 to 1979 F150 or a 1978 or 79 Bronco.
 
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Why not do the speedi-sleeve repair? Pretty inexpensive
 
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Originally Posted by bigwilliejoe View Post
I need an F150 or bronco '70's don't I?
No.
1966/77 Bronco is different, and you need to get one from a 1966/67 F100. Otherwise, you're SOL

I looked the puppy up in the parts catalog, 1968/76 F100 is different ('76 was the last year for F100 4WD), as is any year F150.

1966 was the first year for F100 4WD's with coil spring front suspension. 1959/65 F100 4WD's have leaf spring front suspension.
 
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Originally Posted by willowbilly3 View Post
Why not do the speedi-sleeve repair? Pretty inexpensive
I was on my way to doing so but was advised that the fix wouldn't be permanent. Also the bearing surface on one axle is dished (dips in the middle of its path) so the sleeve would have no support.

I lov d the idea though.
 
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Originally Posted by orich View Post
My swap was easy to the disc brake axle. Had to change the Front rubber flex lines changed over.

So had to re-plum the hard lines over. Then added a Proportion valve that was adjustable into the rear hard line. That was it.

I kept my truck with the manual steering and did not want to mess with putting in any of the old steering power assist crap.

Or any other home made custom linkage!

I used my pitman arm as it's the same length as to power assist unit which was easy find on ebay if your needs replacing. The steering mid shaft u-joint is also replaceable.
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Hey Orich
Bought a '77 and am going to rebuild. Did you rebuild yours? If so, where did you get the parts? You got an adjustable proportions valve...?
My truck has PS on it now so did you opt not to add or did you remove?

Sorry for all the questions.
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Originally Posted by bigwilliejoe View Post
I was on my way to doing so but was advised that the fix wouldn't be permanent. Also the bearing surface on one axle is dished (dips in the middle of its path) so the sleeve would have no support.

I lov d the idea though.
I guess it would depend on how hard and how often you use the 4x4. Just occasional light off road use it might last a long time. I've done sketchier stuff than that as a temporary and had it still working years later
 
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Oh, buddy, me too lol. Sketchy is my middle name. BUT my son will end up with this truck and I can lose sleep worrying.
 
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Originally Posted by bigwilliejoe View Post
Oh, buddy, me too lol. Sketchy is my middle name. BUT my son will end up with this truck and I can lose sleep worrying.
Haha, hear you. We don't forget what we did at that age. But the first time he gets it stuck crossing a ditch or something, jackhammers the throttle with the front wheels cranked, about 3-4 wheel hops and the front end is going to explode anyway. (psst. that's what I did to my first 4x4 and it wasn't 2 months old yet}
 
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Okay gentlemen, I have another question for you. I have access to a '78 F150 Dana 44RS axle, can I use it in place of my '67? I was fully intending a '77 but the donor turned out to be a '78.

Help. It is ready to be shipped to me across country.

Thanks guys.
 
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Sorry, I can't help ya with that question. It's over my head good luck with your project.
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Having never done that swap and knowing Ford's predisposition to changing things, I would want a whole donor vehicle. But my random guess is 2 very similar front ends so it shouldn't be re-inventing the wheel
 
 
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