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Will this axle work

Unread postby chuckisalady on Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:39 pm

I have a 1968 270. We have had a hell of a time finding a rear assembly for our girl. I found a dana 70 that had drum brakes off a early 70's dodge motorhome (exact model unknown). It's an 8 lug 4.10 gear ratio. Our Travco is a 5 lug with I believe a 4.56 gear ratio. We still need to so some measuring on length, but will the 8 lug work or how hard will it be to transition?

Any other pearls of wisdom on how did our busted axle would be much appreciated!!!!
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Re: Will this axle work

Unread postby dirtydeno on Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:26 am

I installed an 8 lug dana 70 non HD in my 270. it was pretty much a direct fit. viewtopic.php?f=22&t=1203
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Re: Will this axle work

Unread postby 77Travco on Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:21 am

Might as well open the can of worms and swap in a front disk brake axle while your at it. If not then maybe carry a tire plug kit and a decent 12 volt air compressor instead of 2 spares.
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Re: Will this axle work

Unread postby KB2CRK on Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:10 am

I think if I were to go that far I would try for a Dana 80 rear and find a front axle with the same lug pattern.
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