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Strange 62 chevy axel question.

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I have a 62 chevy c10 2wd truck and unlike the rest of the 63-66 trucks. i have the different set up like torsion front end and a 10 bolt axel in the rear..
my question is . What is this 10 bolt axel it looks like a ford 9" with the drop out in the front but its not and its a lot differnt looking then most. the pinion broke while is was driving so i upgraded to a newer 12 bolt... is this rear end worth anything or wanted by anyone is it worth posting for sale or just junk it??? thanks guys any info would help didnt find much when i googled it.

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I had a 60 shorty step side with torsion bar front. Same rear. That I replaced with Ford 9". Nobody wanted stock rear end. Kept it for years, then donated it to a scrap drive.
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I doubt that you will find anyone who wants it.
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If it has the front load diff, with a smooth rear cover, then it is probably a early corporate GM 8.2 that was used from 55 to 62/63. I've got one in my '29 coupe.
From what I've read, they were OK back in the day, but really not that strong.
Can't find good gears for a reasonable price and even after all that, its really not that strong. Especially for heavy vehicles with any kind of HP.
Throw it up on the classified and see who needs one. You never know.
I will be changing out mine for a 9" as soon as I can afford it. Stronger unit, better gear selection and wider availability of parts...
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The truck rear end is not the same as the '55-'64 car rear end. Parts are available for the car rear end, but I don't know of anything for the truck rear end. The truck rear end had a removable cover on the back and the car rear end didn't. They both loaded from the front.
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The truck rear end is not the same as the '55-'64 car rear end. Parts are available for the car rear end, but I don't know of anything for the truck rear end. The truck rear end had a removable cover on the back and the car rear end didn't. They both loaded from the front.

Thanks for the info. I didn't know that!
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I just went through the newest Eaton chart for Spring 2013 and there is no support for this front load/3rdmember truck rear. They do support the 55-64 8.2 front load car rearend. Eaton has an LSD for this. But no Detroit Truetrac, Detroit Locker or Eaton E locker for either car or truck rear.

I have a bunch of these 8.2" passenger car front loaders in the shop. I have heard they are a weak rearend. They use a 17 spline axle.
The Eaton LSD with carbon clutches is 19686-010.

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I just went through the newest Eaton chart for Spring 2013 and there is no support for this front load/3rdmember truck rear. They do support the 55-64 8.2 front load car rearend. Eaton has an LSD for this. But no Detroit Truetrac, Detroit Locker or Eaton E locker for either car or truck rear.

I have a bunch of these 8.2" passenger car front loaders in the shop. I have heard they are a weak rearend. They use a 17 spline axle.
The Eaton LSD with carbon clutches is 19686-010.

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Here is that Eaton list with Eaton Detroit Truetrac, eaton Detroit Locker, Eaton carbon LSD and Eaton E-Locker.
http://www.eaton.com/ecm/groups/publ.../ct_128302.pdf

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I just went through the newest Eaton chart for Spring 2013 and there is no support for this front load/3rdmember truck rear. They do support the 55-64 8.2 front load car rearend. Eaton has an LSD for this. But no Detroit Truetrac, Detroit Locker or Eaton E locker for either car or truck rear.

I have a bunch of these 8.2" passenger car front loaders in the shop. I have heard they are a weak rearend. They use a 17 spline axle.
The Eaton LSD with carbon clutches is 19686-010.

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Where are you at? I have a friend looking for one of these with better road gears to replace the 4:11 in his stock 58 Chevy sedan. 348, 3 on the tree. He's also looking for a 4 speed shifter that will fit his bench seat. M21 4 speed I believe.
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The '57 to '64 car rear ends are stronger than the '55 and '56 rear ends. I've got a '63 with 3.36 gears in it that I need to get rid of. There is a place in Canada that sells much stronger parts for these. They make them hold up to 409s and 421s with 4 speeds. They have stronger axles, gears and support braces for the bearing caps. This is all for the car rear end, not the truck.
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The '57 to '64 car rear ends are stronger than the '55 and '56 rear ends. I've got a '63 with 3.36 gears in it that I need to get rid of. There is a place in Canada that sells much stronger parts for these. They make them hold up to 409s and 421s with 4 speeds. They have stronger axles, gears and support braces for the bearing caps. This is all for the car rear end, not the truck.
Let me know what you want for the center section n I'll tell him. No idea how much the shipping would be, you?
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