67 Dad/son project.

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67 Dad/son project.

Post #1 by mojo67 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:35 am

If my son and I are removing my rear axles, what should we look out for and what if any special tools do we need. We have a 67, 6 cyl. 3 spd. Manual 4 lug rear(7.25) ratio 3.20. We are looking to remove them to send them out and get replicas made into 5 lug.
I know it is probably easier to get a 8”/9” donor rear but we feel this is the best option for us right now. It’s getting harder and harder to find a donor rear that’s any good up here in upstate NY. Plus we believe we only have 47 k original miles on this car.
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Re: 67 Dad/son project.

Post #2 by Firebolt » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:15 am

I have seen video of someone only drilling new holes to make it 5 lug/change of pattern. So you wouldn't even need to change oil if you don't want to. Just need some "drill jig" that can be bolted to hub. Isn't the diameter of bolt patterns the same 4.5"?

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Re: 67 Dad/son project.

Post #3 by mojo67 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:34 am

From what I understand 4-lug and 5-lug will intersect with one another so when they do the work one of the holes will be a figure 8 in shape. They cannot weld it up because once welded the weld becomes incredibly hard and will cause the drill to deflect and drill the hole off center and then the patter wont fit anything. So if you need your axles to be 5 lug new axles will have to be made
This is what I’ve been told.

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Re: 67 Dad/son project.

Post #4 by mojo67 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:48 am

Can't find anything online about removing the 6 cyl axles out of an 7.25 rear. Do they just slide out like some of the rears or is there a clip that holds them in ?
We are pretty sure the drums have to be removed and then unbolt the axles from the drum side, but its the center section I'm asking about? :thanks:

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Re: 67 Dad/son project.

Post #5 by bubba22349 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:29 am

You just pull the drum and unbolt the axles 4 retaining bolts then side out the axle. Good luck :nod:
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Post #6 by mojo67 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:30 pm

:thanks: :beer:

Bubba that’s what I thought.
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Re: 67 Dad/son project.

Post #7 by StarDiero75 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:25 pm

mojo67 wrote::thanks: :beer:

Bubba that’s what I thought.
Most appreciated

I got my 7.25" on the bench. If you need someone to do a video, i csn make a youtube one real quick
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Re: 67 Dad/son project.

Post #8 by mojo67 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:36 am

I got my 7.25" on the bench. If you need someone to do a video, i csn make a youtube one real quick

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As long as it just unbolts from the drum side and the axles slide out, I think we are good. Maybe putting it all back together. Like the drum brakes and bearings etc....
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Re: 67 Dad/son project.

Post #9 by B RON CO » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:57 pm

Hi, it usually doesn't just slide right out, it could be stuck pretty good. A slide hammer comes in handy right about now. If you don't have a slide hammer you can try the backyard way, which is to put the brake drum backwards, with two lug nuts very loose, and use the brake drum as a slide hammer to work the axle out. Good luck
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