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Old 12-03-2002, 09:50 AM
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Question 1940 ford rear axle

Anyone know how to disconnect the drive shaft from a 1940 Ford rear axle? There is a sleeve that connects the shaft to the pinion gear and the sleeve has what looks like two pins in it. One pin goes through the sleeve and driveshaft. The other goes through the sleeve and pinion gear. My guess is I can just drive one of these out with a hammer and drift. But I'd like to know for sure so I don't mess it up. Thanks.

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Old 12-04-2002, 05:04 AM
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Drive out the pin that goes through the pinion shaft. It should then slide apart. If you plan on using the 40 rear and need more info let me know.
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Thanks for the info. I'm planning to use the '40 Ford rear end in my '34 Ford pickup. I have a '40 front end that I'm using for the brakes, spindles, and steering arms (with a Magnum dropped axle and Posies spring). I also have a '39 transmission that I just disassembled and dropped the case off to have magnafluxed. I was going to use a '48 flathead, but after I had it checked found the block was cracked pretty badly so I have to find another. I'm about to tear the rear axle apart and then start cleaning things up and putting them back together. Any advise on the axle disassembly and parts checking would be helpful, as I've never worked on one of these before. In fact, this is my first street rod. I'm planning on a 4" chop, 5" channel, and running 16" steelies with Firestone bias plies. I want to do this one traditional (for me), and a more modern '32 for my wife!
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Sounds like my type of ride. I have an old Motors manuel that covers what you need to know but my scanner has took a dump. I'll try again tommorow and e-mail you the info.'
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That'd be great. Is there a particular manual you recommend (that's still available)?
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