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This maybe a stupid question

Postby 12Valve » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:08 am

Hello, All

This past weekend I got a 440 and 727 short tail out of a 73' Winnebago Brave, for my 63' swepty. That being said I sent a lot of time looking at the front end of this motor home, and it go them thinking. The 73' frame is based on a dodge D350 apparently. And I have the front clip of a 500 sitting on my truck, now the question is, would I be able to swap the front axel off of the motor home onto my truck? I was only playing with the idea since the motor home had disk brakes, and I really don't want to spend 1,200 on a disk conversion kit.

Thanks, Paul
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Re: This maybe a stupid question

Postby dodgeboykim » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:47 am

12Valve wrote:Hello, All

This past weekend I got a 440 and 727 short tail out of a 73' Winnebago Brave, for my 63' swepty. That being said I sent a lot of time looking at the front end of this motor home, and it go them thinking. The 73' frame is based on a dodge D350 apparently. And I have the front clip of a 500 sitting on my truck, now the question is, would I be able to swap the front axel off of the motor home onto my truck? I was only playing with the idea since the motor home had disk brakes, and I really don't want to spend 1,200 on a disk conversion kit.

Thanks, Paul



Bet it would. Tape measure will confirm that quick enough. :thinking :thinking
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Re: This maybe a stupid question

Postby my5thmopar » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:54 pm

My camper book says it is on a Dodge RM-300 chassis. It only listed the 318 so, maybe it isn't a 73. Don't know but like DKB says..get the tape out.
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Re: This maybe a stupid question

Postby 12Valve » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:40 pm

I measured it out a while ago. It would fit in theory, however the track would be 3 (2 7/8) inches wider. Only downside would having to run the obnoxious 5 lug pattern that was for the inverted dually.
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