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Technical Price of an econoline axle?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by venturesomerite, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. What would you say is going price for an econline axle (64) with springs attached, complete drum to drum with new brakes included?
     
  2. butch27
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    Should be under $100. If you can find one. I have Econoline spindles on my bucket.
     
  3. Not in So Cal,, they be mostly gone and if found the retro Vanners are snapping them up
     
  4. I've bought them around here for $75 to $100.
     

  5. gimpyshotrods
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    $100, anywhere but Nor Cal.
     
  6. I can only find one local, he wants 500, seemed steep to me

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  7. gimpyshotrods
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    Ask him if he wants to share some of what he's smoking.
     
  8. If you think Hot Rods are in demand,,,
    Check out Vans, again
    Can you get a V8-60 axle for $100?
    Can you get a Heavy Axle for $100?
    Those Elco axles are attached to Vans, and not the shoes
     
  9. Mr48chev
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    I couldn't even tell you when the last time I saw one of those vans on the street or in the wrecking yard was. They all disappeared around here years ago except the rare few that are stashed away.
     
  10. seb fontana
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    from ct

    I see a come back around here, every now and then another pops up at a show/cruise.
     
  11. Atwater Mike
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    We used to laugh at all the wannabe street gassers (!) with Econoline axles. "Street Freaks"?
    Whatever. Loooong and skinny, too wide, and those spindles?
    There were lots of those in the '70s, all seem gone now.

    I'm always on the lookout for axles...tube, 'I' beam, like the early ones. Personality is what they have.
    If you are installing an axle under something 'cool', then let it make a statement. Look around.
    Anderson up North of Sacramento has a slew of front axles for $100 apiece, (on Craigslist, look for 'axles'...) I saw a '37 Plymouth tube in his yard, on springs.
    You can use Ford spindles, if you ream the bushings out to the Dodge king pin diameter. (real cool...)

    I took a '49-'52 Ford F1 pickup axle and spindles, ground the cross section off thin...(the edges of the 'I' beam) and thinned down the mounting flanges. Just ground it 'til I loved it...It went under a '54 Ford coupe, with the springs (less some leaves, and ground those down too)
    Mounted handmade brackets and F1 shackles, looked so 'thin'...and everybody: "What kinda axle's that????" I just did it 'cuz I didn't want to use my '25 Dodge axle, (it's reserved for my Sprint Car)
    Expand your search parameters. Your axle is your Identity. Solemnly stated.
     
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