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First post of 2020? Front axle wanted!!!
#1340989 Wed Jan 08 2020 02:26 AM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 133
B
Shop Shark
Hello fellow Bolters! Happy New Year! I'm working a-new on my project and after staring at my front axle with worn out king pins, I've decided to put a more modern axle in! So out with the 37 axle and in with a 41-54, 1/2 ton axle. If I can find one. I posted on the swap-meet-parts-wanted but since an axle would be expensive to ship I'm hoping I find one close to home here in Maryland! Please let me know of any leads!

David

Re: First post of 2020? Front axle wanted!!!
Bogart's Truck #1341014 Wed Jan 08 2020 04:38 AM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,210
Shop Shark
If you find one in mid Missouri, I can probably help you out.
I plan on attending the Homecoming again this year and can haul it there.

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: First post of 2020? Front axle wanted!!!
Bogart's Truck #1341034 Wed Jan 08 2020 12:15 PM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 4,544
J
Unrepentant VW Lover
David -- Please respect the rules of the site and don't post WTB ads anywhere other than the Swap Meet, okay?

Besides, not sure what you're expecting with the '41 to '54 axle -- it's pretty much the same technology and if you find one, odds are that it will have worn out king pins, too. Why not save a lot of time, effort and money and just change the king pins on the axle you have? It's not that hard. Or you can just drop the axle and take it to any decent machine shop and have them do it for you. Maybe they can make sure it's straight while they're at it. No worrying about geometry changes, spring perch locations, etc...

While you're at it, check your tie rod ends, pitman arm and drag link. Rebuild the steering box and adjust it correctly. And you will be amazed at how much like power steering it will be.

See you at Homecoming?

John


John
"There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes..."


'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: First post of 2020? Front axle wanted!!!
John Milliman #1341077 Wed Jan 08 2020 05:24 PM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 133
B
Shop Shark
Hi John, First things first, I'm so sorry about the breach of the rules. The whole Stovebolt site is such a great resource. I'll be more careful about following the rules!

As to my reasoning on the different axle. My 37 is Canadian built and had some peculiarities. The spindles seem to be from a 30s Buick (at least the bearing cross-reference shows the bearings fit a Buick). The axle part number indicates it's a sedan delivery axle and therefore has smaller king pins. Those king pins are not available on the internet.

So, the new axle will provide me a source of bearings (tapered if I want them), bigger kingpins and availability of kingpins. The spring perch distance is identical. I bought a rotating-ball steering box so I'll hopefully have a nice steering setup!

I'm hoping my work schedule allows it and if so I'll definitely be at the homecoming! Has the location been announced?

Happy new year!
David

Re: First post of 2020? Front axle wanted!!!
Bogart's Truck #1341182 Thu Jan 09 2020 12:27 PM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 4,544
J
Unrepentant VW Lover
David -- Indeed, I'm just glad I got to you before Marlow did. He is pretty uptight and can be brutal eeeek I'm even scared of him.

Thanks for the explanation ... It all makes sense now (not) yikes, those crazy Canucks ... dang

Working on Homecoming now, AAMOF. Stand by for word ...

smile


John
"There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes..."


'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: First post of 2020? Front axle wanted!!!
Bogart's Truck #1341310 Fri Jan 10 2020 03:24 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 9,245
5
Master Gabster
The secret to loosening up Mr. Marlow is the addition of C2H6O, administered orally.
He becomes Captain Smiley after that. Takes all of the brutal right out of him.

Re: First post of 2020? Front axle wanted!!!
Bogart's Truck #1341318 Fri Jan 10 2020 04:12 AM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,210
Shop Shark
C2H6O?
Hope it is the meaning of Natty Light in large doses! chug

As for the Homecoming, the long distance travelers need to know a date and where. dance
It's time for those folks to start making travel plans and suc up to the wifes, to get permission. yahoo

Well some do?
Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: First post of 2020? Front axle wanted!!!
Bogart's Truck #1341364 Fri Jan 10 2020 03:33 PM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 4,544
J
Unrepentant VW Lover
Calm yourself ... Word on Homecoming is forthcoming. I have been in conference with this year's hosts and we have agreed on a date which I will leave to them to finalize and announce. Expect it soon.

As for Cap'n Smiley ... go easy. In the words of the Bard, ... suffering slings and arrows ... the doings and undoings that poor rogue could tell ... but, burderning himself with the the cares and misfortunes a sea of suffering sweeps in with the tide to swallow even a good man such as he, forswears casting it upon another and silently faces the darkness ... Alas, poor Haworth ... I daresay, if ye only knew ... you would not condemn him so but sheath your cutlass and put a manly arm around his shoulder and quaff the nattybo as brothers rather than stone him with your condemnations and epithets.

chug


John
"There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes..."


'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: First post of 2020? Front axle wanted!!!
Bogart's Truck #1341381 Fri Jan 10 2020 04:43 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,034
ace skiver
natty bo - I have not heard or thought of that beer since I moved from VA in 1978.
It now comes in many styles - clean and crisp styles (no hoppy IPAs?)?

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Re: First post of 2020? Front axle wanted!!!
Bogart's Truck #1341501 Sat Jan 11 2020 01:44 AM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,741
Shop Shark
So when is the beer drinking and food with entertainment of working on trucks?

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