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.... But how easy would it be to change the gear ratio if the driveshaft to something a little more highway friendly ..
If you decide to change the rear end like I did with my F3, a Dana 60 from a '69 to '71 F250 will fit without many modifications. It will require shortening the rear 1/2 of the driveshaft for example and getting a different type of U-joint too.
I was able to get 4:11 gears that way. And parts like brakes, bearings and seals are cheap and easy to find for the Dana.

I considered the stock Timken gear swap but it would have been more money and time than buying a Dana and getting the parts. My total for the nice used Dana came out to about $545 including brand new drums, shoes, hardware, seals, U-joint and such.
I had to make a four hour round trip to find it in a backwoods junkyard up north. The stories I could tell about the junkyard and the banjo-playing guys working there were all part of the excitement and fun of this hobby.
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If you decide to change the rear end like I did with my F3, a Dana 60 from a '69 to '71 F250 will fit without many modifications. It will require shortening the rear 1/2 of the driveshaft for example and getting a different type of U-joint too.
I was able to get 4:11 gears that way. And parts like brakes, bearings and seals are cheap and easy to find for the Dana.

I considered the stock Timken gear swap but it would have been more money and time than buying a Dana and getting the parts. My total for the nice used Dana came out to about $545 including brand new drums, shoes, hardware, seals, U-joint and such.
I had to make a four hour round trip to find it in a backwoods junkyard up north. The stories I could tell about the junkyard and the banjo-playing guys working there were all part of the excitement and fun of this hobby.
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Hahaha u can only imagine LOLWhat did you do with the front ?
 
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So far the front is stock.
Been thinking about setting aside the front drum hub assemblies (that I have re-done) and finding an 8-lug disk conversion.
More time and money though.....
I haven't had it on the road to see how sketchy the front brakes are going to be.
I might regret putting time and parts into the stock set-up like I have.
 
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Tom TSM MFG has an F3 8 lug disk conversion for 48-50 or 51 trucks. They used my spindle for the mock up a number of years ago. Worked very well on the F3.
 
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Tom TSM MFG has an F3 8 lug disk conversion for 48-50 or 51 trucks. They used my spindle for the mock up a number of years ago. Worked very well on the F3.
Thank you. I contacted TSM MFG and they are gonna work with me to get a rear disk conversion. Done for me as well . They need some info that Iím gonna start a new forum here
 
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Originally Posted by Old51f3 View Post
Thank you. I contacted TSM MFG and they are gonna work with me to get a rear disk conversion. Done for me as well . They need some info that Iím gonna start a new forum here
Good people to work with but they don't give you a lot of written instructions on how it goes on.They did ask me for pics so they could make a clear instruction sheet. You may run into the same problem. Don't be shy about calling them for help if you are unsure about the install, they did help when I wante to be positive I did it correctly.
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