Front axle swap

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Front axle swap

Postby wthatchsr » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:28 am

Greetings all. I have a 66 d100 318 la that is in need of having its king pin bushings replace. As such, I was also going to replace all the brake components, wheel bearings & seals, master cylinder and brake lines. But now I see TheRamMan has a disk conversation kit for the Dodge. SO my question is; is replacing the axle with a newer one that has rack & pinon & disk worth the effort, or keep axle and do the conversion, or just rebuild the Drum brakes? If replace axle, does anybody know which years/model I could use?
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Re: Front axle swap

Postby Conrad » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:33 pm

I'm headed towards swapping in the newer solid axle because I'd rather have a stock/modified front end.

I wanted to use the disc swap you refer to so I could stay in the MoPar house, but after reading some interesting material online, I chose to go with Scarebird.
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Re: Front axle swap

Postby wthatchsr » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:34 am

I did not think you could still get the Scarebird conversation kit. Where are you getting it from?
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Re: Front axle swap

Postby Conrad » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:33 pm

I bought the Scarebird kit + hubs directly from their website. https://scarebird.com/index.php?route=p ... uct_id=117

The Ram Man kit is nice, just wish there was more information about the components included. I'd be interested in buying just his bracket and then buy NOS pieces myself, but I know he wouldn't make as much money if he did that.
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