Are you saying you took the flanged axles out of the housing from a '65 Coronet, then took the tapered axles out of housing of a '63 Sport Fury and placed the '65 axles into the '63 housing? Or did you swap the whole housing from the '65 and put it into the '63. The original question was swapping axles from '65 and later flanged units into pre '65 tapered units.
Your Question: I'll send you a PM.
"Dennis C." <dennis.2914@xxxxxxxxx>To:
"Hamel G., 62to65mopar" <62to65mopar@xxxxxxxxxxx>Sent:
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 11:59:39 PMSubject:
Re: Mopar Tapoered Axle Brake Coversion Link
I am the third that says it can be done - I did it - just a bolt in swap.
1965 Coronet from a station wagon into my 1963 Plymouth Sport Fury with a 383 and Borg Warner 4-speed.
All I did was clean it up, new bearings and seals, checked the internals and bolted it in. I had intentions of changing the 3rd member to limited slip and a 3.23 ratio but that was several years ago and found that I like the 2.93 open for the highway. As far as I can recall I swapped the parking brake cables, they were different length, used the ones from my original unit.
I do have a question -
My original unit needs is a 3.23 limited slip but it was ran without fluid, probably for a long time before I got the car. I would rebuild it but I have not found a source for tapered axles, do any of you know if they can be bought new or a source for good used ones?
Everything lines up. Maybe if I had different tires and rims I may have and a problem but it worked for me.
On Wednesday, September 3, 2014 6:55:10 PM UTC-7, 62to65mopar wrote:
After all the years these Mopars still invite spirited discussion. :)
Reading through all the messages it is the general consensus that swapping in 1965 axles into 1962-1964 housings is not a bolt-on operation. There are two dissenters who say it could be done. How easily is not clear.
To look at this another way, if swapping in 1965 axles into 1962-1964 housings was a simple swap, then I would assume over the nearly 50 years since these cars were built there would be numerous examples of such a swap in magazines and on webpages. That's not the case I am aware of.
What you do find in magazines and on webpages are the swaps of later (i.e., 1965 up) b-body rear ends into 1962 - 1965 b-body cars as well as the mods to the brake drums.
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> I can't thank you enough for your efforts here.
> You and everyone here have saved me a ton of needless work and hours of
> frustration. Without lifting a wrench, I now know exactly what route to
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