CUCV 14 Bolt FF Rear Axle Housing ???

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Does anyone know if there are any advantages to a 14 bolt Full Float CUCV Rear Axle housing over any other 1 ton or 3/4 ton axle housings? I happen to have a bare housing. I've taken the rear disc brake conversion off of it, the carrier and R&P have also been removed so when I say it's just a bare housing, that's exactly what it is. I mean, the pinion is still in it, but it was a chipped ring gear and I kept the carrier and locker for another project. Just wondering if it's scrap or if there is any value to it.
 

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if you were closer id gladly take it off your hands!
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i mean it wouldnt be scrap, somene may want the housing if it was no different right?

is it the same width perhaps?
 

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From what I can tell looking at mine, it’s the same. I just had the 14ff rebuilt in mine and all the regular 14ff parts fit in it. Also, the u-bolt cups that go under the axle tubes are the same, so I’d assume same axle tube diameter.
 

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The housing itself is the same as a civilian axle. The only real difference is the locker.
 

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Same housing as any other SRW K30.
 

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So it's a K30 housing? Which means the perches won't fit for a 3/4 or 1/2 ton right? See, I was told an axle that I bolted into my K10 was a CUCV axle. It bolted right in. I guess next time I get out to my dads I'll try to measure the perch distance. This one for sure I know I came from a CUCV cuz I helped pull it and I pulled the 4.56 ring gear and carrier out of it. I kept the locker that was in the carrier though.
 

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Right, same perch spacing as K30. They must have told you wrong about the other axle, or someone had relocated the perches and shock mounts.
 

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Definitely.I wanna say 1/2,3/4 ton is 43 1/2” from center to center of the perch.k-30 is not nearly spaced as wide
 

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Definitely.I wanna say 1/2,3/4 ton is 43 1/2” from center to center of the perch.k-30 is not nearly spaced as wide
Is that for DRW and weight bearing reasons? just curious why it would be less wide
 

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Iirc, it's 40.5 vs 42.5 inch spacing.

For clearance on the cab&chassis duallies.
 

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Also, I believe all the '67-'72 trucks with leaf springs used the 40.5 spacing too. In case that's useful info to anyone, lol.
 

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