Re: Axles to go under my Toyota (sorry to invade your IH bbs)
If you decide you want to go with scout axles, I've got two sets that I'll sell cheap. Two front 44s with disc brakes and two rear 44s with factory trac-locks, so you can take your pick of the bunch. They all have 3.54:1 gearing. With a little grinding and welding they can be mounted spring-over-axle. I have a pair under a Jeep (spring-over) and they are very tough. Unfortunately for you, they have a bolt pattern matching Ford and Jeep. If you need measurements, let me know. Some of the 1/2 ton Chevys had 14 bolt fronts, and some had 44s. Another drawback of the scout axles is the 0 deg caster angle, or is it camber, I always get them mixed up. It can be changed (and cheated by lowering the pinion angle if you're doing a spring over) but it's not easy. I just stuck it under the Jeep as-is and live with the horrible handling on the road.