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Thread: 53 Pickup Axel Bearing Problem

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    Sure Bob, sorry it took so long, I don't check the thread often enough. I took pictures of the front and a couple more of the rear. Let me know if there is anything else I can do.100_6638.jpg
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    Thanks! Perfect pictures. The drive line you have would help out a lot of the people who have the old style Detroit. I can now clearly see how it is set up.
    Thanks for the shots!

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    Glad to help. Let me know if you need anything else.

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    Another fix for LarrBeard's 48' Detroit style driveshaft problem

    Larry, did you ever find a 53' with a Timken axle you can get an End Yoke off of? It appears the Timken 51540 Axle was also used in 48' through 53' Ford pickups and maybe even some cars. From what I can tell from googling the Ford's, it looks like the Ford used a Spicer style yoke and U-Joint.
    Last edited by bmorgil; 04-06-2021 at 05:32 PM.

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    No - I never found any replacements for those strange u-joints and other stuff. The joints and boots are good, so I'm holding off on any driveline projects just now.

    We discover more and more about these old trucks as we go along.

    His truck is a '53, so it is 4WD with a shorter one piece driveshaft - no center support bracket and bearing.
    Last edited by LarrBeard; 04-07-2021 at 07:42 AM.

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