Wrenching for a Livin'
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Sherrills Ford, NC
Bronco Info: '85 Ford Bronco XLT.
Ok....strange turn of events.....
Last night i got to looking at the stuff and it didn't really look all that much like 14bolt parts after i examined it close. Today i called eaton to figure out why the side gears had 17 "square" splines instead of 30 normal ones. Turns out the locker/carrier/gears are NOT from a corporate GM 14bolt 10.5. They are from some old axle called a HO72 or HO52, apparently interchangeable. The dude said that chevy used them in the 60s and that parts for them are hard to come by and very desirable. Supposedly the locker goes for $600 easy.
The auction said it was for the "old style" 14 bolt, which i thought it meant the one from 88 or so back. Now, i don't guess i can blame the guy for misrepresentation, i should have asked some questions.
IM gonna do some research, I think this stuff will end up on ebay or on a forum somewhere if its actually desireable.
Welded 14 bolt, HPKingpin D60 w/ lockright, ZF5, NP205, 4.88 gears, SMPFI 393 w/ EDIS(gufx strat), Chevy 52s Front, Inboarded Chevy 63s Rear, DOM heim steering, DOM cage, Saginaw pump, 3/8" fuel system, 200amp 3G Alternator....
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