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Scored 1 axle, but need another.

YEEEEEEE HAAAAAAA!

Scored a front axle assembly from a 1985 4Runner. Still cost me just $100. I'm sooo stoked.

Need one more for the front. I have expanded my search to include any front axle from a 82-85 Toy truck/4runner. Any help from you all would be nice. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Scored 1 axle, but need another.

I have one for ya Tim!!!!


I'll sell it for $2600!!!
You can drive it home...it'll be in the bed of the LJ it comes with!!


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out of curosity why did you decide on toyota axles for such a project i have allways thought front and rear steer would be realy cool plus turning would be alot easier since the group i wheel with allways seem to take narrow and dead end trails i had personally been thinking of dana 44 a left drive and a right but they are probably heavier or maybe just one for the rear i break things some how?
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Re: Scored 1 axle, but need another.

Dude, if I only had the cash to buy that LJ, I'd done it by now. [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

With me losing my job, laying out the cash to start my own consulting firm, and dealing with my impending legal issue (per that email I sent you), buying Dillon a quad, I'm tight (besides being Scottish [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]).

Notice me selling off everything on my Zook just to pay for this idiocy?
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Re: Scored 1 axle, but need another.

Well, a few reasons for choosing Toy axles.

1) They are fairly stout. From what I've learned/been told, they are the same diameter and spline count as a D60. And the birfs (longfields) and shafts (4140s) can be upgraded too. After talking to Toy guys on and off-list, they agree that the axles survive 36" tires on well-built Mini's. Since the Sammy is over a 1000# lighter, these should do well with 37"s on a Sam.

2) Ease of conversion. I'm familiar with AISIN axles, since they make the ones for Suzuki. I've done most of my homework and it should be straight forward to do. And the diff is off-center making this easier to convert than an DANA axle. Basically, flip the tube upsidedown, spin the diff 180*, cut and spin the knuckle balls, and swap knuckles end to end. The drain and fill plugs and breather tube require relocation, but it ain't no big thing

3) Because they are AISIN, which thru a very loose interpretation of the by-laws in my "How to be an ultra-purist Zukaholic" handboook , I can get away with. I was going to do a D44/Kick hybrid front, but I actually freaked out around 2am one evening thinking the world would come to an end if DANA axle parts found their way under my rig.

4) Easy-to-find parts and reduction of spare parts in my trail box. While finding a spare Sammy birf at a Zook event is easy, finding custom DANA axles fro a hydrid isn't. And with so many folks adding Toy axles to Zooks, the chance of me findind one is better that the DANA option. Plus, my trail box used to have 2 rear shafts, 2 front inner shafts, and 1 birf. Now I can carry just 2 front inner shafts and 1 birf and fix either side, front or rear.

So, yeah, that's why. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Scored 1 axle, but need another.

I have a front 82 yota axle for sale here in TN.
$225.00 and you can come and get it when you come down here for a Tellico weekend.
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Re: Scored 1 axle, but need another.

MIGHT have found one. I was talking to a guy about a full-floater dually rear toyota axle and he mentioned that he had a few sets of axles, a few T-cases and a bunch of other toyota parts. He said one of the fronts was off a modified pick-up so maybe with a little luck it will be locked. Said he would take $125 for the front axle. I am gonna call him back over the weekend and go take a look if I get a chance (got to go X-mas shopping still!). I'll let you know...
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Re: Scored 1 axle, but need another.

*in my best Tiny Tim voice and not the uke-strummin' freak, either*

God bless you. God bless everyone. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

**dreaming it's locked**
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Re: Scored 1 axle, but need another.

I'll trade the 85 toyota front axle sitting in my garage for a dana 60 front axle [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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D60 from what? It might be very doable.
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