'73 F250 Highboy axle Swap (info needed)
I have an opportunity to pick up a set of axles from a '73 F250 Highboy very cheap. I like the gears, I like the idea of the D60 out back, but the front axle is what I'm worried about. If I do this, I'll be running it full width (I don't want to screw with cutting down tubes and changing shafts.
65 3/4" wide
I have doubts whether it will fit (pumpkin location)
I'm reading that parts availability is near non-existant
Stronger than what I've got
What I'm really looking for is anybody who's either done this or has looked and come up with a deal breaker. The current owner is getting me some dimensions so that I can determine the center and see whether I can make it fit with my frame.
I know that a '78-'79 would be a much better choice, but I haven't seen any in a while on CL and when you do it's always a lot of cash.
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