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Old 10-01-2003, 09:01 PM   #1
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it's come time for me to get all the pieces and parts i need to equip my D60 and 14-bolt to be ready (my definition) for sale. They were media-blasted and POR-15 painted by Chilly (Chris, great work man!). now i need to get new axle shafts, bearings, seals, and most likely rotors and pads as well. where should i go or who should i talk to in order to get the best deal on the drivetrain parts, if not the brake parts as well? stay here in AK or go outside? i figure on getting 35-splined shafts for both, inners and outers for the 60. is chrom-moly the best/only way to go? for the brakes, i still have the calipers and rotors that came with the axle. are they worth reusing after a blasting and POR-15 treatment? the 14-bolt only came with the brake drum, so should i just leave it to the buyer to come up with brakes?
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Old 10-01-2003, 09:04 PM   #2
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you chould try 6 states for the axle stuff they might have it.
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Old 10-01-2003, 09:26 PM   #3
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youngs gear always the best prices
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Old 10-01-2003, 09:47 PM   #4
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Try Young's Gear.
Don't upgrade the axles. Just replace the bearings and call it good.
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Old 10-01-2003, 10:47 PM   #5
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Why build the axles if you are just going to sell them?
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Old 10-02-2003, 05:02 PM   #6
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i am/was rebuilding them and figured new axle shafts, beefy ones, would be par for the course. i'm just getting parts gathered so whoever buys them won't have to waste time buying lots of crap to get the units running.
so i should just buy new bearings (and seals?) from Young's Gear and call it good? will do.
in that case, i probably shouldn't worry about getting new gears or some traction devices, huh?

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Old 10-02-2003, 07:42 PM   #7
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I don't know what you plan on getting for the axles but doubt that you will recover what you spend on buying the parts. Your better off selling as they are.
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Old 10-02-2003, 09:24 PM   #8
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Quote[/b] (BadCo @ Oct. 01 2003,22:47)]Try Young's Gear.
Don't upgrade the axles. Just replace the bearings and call it good.
**** BADCO! I'm starting to hate the place also. But you have to hand it to them, when you need the part's they are in stock and ready to be sold. Young's would get alllllll of my cash if they had part's on hand but they dont, so till I find a better source I will deal with the six.
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Old 10-03-2003, 01:46 PM   #9
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i'm starting to feel like i got reamed on buying these **** axles. *they would be great if i still had the truck i bought them for, but i don't. *i'm hoping to break even on the deal in the long run, cuz the money i bought them with is long gone. *it's basically all profit right now.
fawk me, i screwed myself over. *i'll buy new bearings and seals and see what i can sell the axles for.
fawk me.

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Old 10-03-2003, 09:12 PM   #10
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why not throw them on the toy?



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Old 10-03-2003, 11:01 PM   #11
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i was seriously considering that for awhile. *the 14-bolt makes a nice fit, but the drop on the 60 is on the wrong side. *i don't know if it'd be cheaper to sell the axle and get a Ford or Jeep Waggy D44, or just get a different t-case. *i was consulting with bgreen to see how he could do it, but i really think it's gonna be too time consuming and expensive at this point. *it'll happen in a few years, but now is probably not the time.
i'll just get the parts tomorrow, take out the last of the old seals, and let the axles sit till i stop cussing them.



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Old 10-03-2003, 11:53 PM   #12
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marlin makes an adaptor that will bolt up a older gear drivin t case that is pass. side drop that would be bad *** under that truck it could be done pretty easy leafs up front. i have the same truck just a little newer i would say keep them go full width. and if you went to a old t case you could go duel t cases while you are at it
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Old 10-04-2003, 09:48 PM   #13
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those axles and a pair of t-cases with a twin-stick would be sweet on the tacoma. *the problem is, i have neither the $$$ or the blessings of my old man to take on such a project. *i can do without having my truck for a month or so, but i don't have the money right now. *the SAS would run about $4K to $5K if i have somebody do it, seeing how i already have the axles, and that doesn't include wheels/tires. *i have absolutely no skills beyond turning wrenches, grinding things off, and breaking stuff. *i know people who could weld for me, but getting them to give up their time is a problem. *the biggest thing killing the SAS idea is that i will probably drive to Utah for college in less than a year's time. *i don't want to make that kind of trip in a rig whose reliability could be in question. *i'll see what happens.

thanks for the advice, all

**edit**: here's a pic of them as of five minutes ago.




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