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Old 01-09-2012, 09:59 PM
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Junk-Yard Gold?

Well, took a cruise through my local junk-yard looking for injector cores (to get rebuilt). Found a wrecked (t-boned by a semi, and tore the rear half of the truck almost completely off) F250 thats the same year, drive-train, and even has the same 4" lift as my rig. Lifted the hood, and was a dissapointed to see almost all the good stuff had been stripped off. Injectors, turbo, PCM, and even HPOP. Crawled under the truck to see if there was anything else worth taking. This is where it gets interesting...

Staring back at me is a complete Dana 60 conversion. All the bits and pieces. Everything. I crawl out from under the truck and ask the attendant how much for the entire front end. He heads back to the front desk to look it up in his books and after a few minutes comes back out with a quote of $450 for the *DANA 50*.
What do you guys think the chances are I'd make it off the lot before they realize I've just pulled a complete solid axle swap out from under their noses?
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:02 PM
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i bet you make it, if you got the cash, buy it now
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:02 PM
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Try it and find out. Or give me location and ill come try could drive nearly all the way across the country on the savings.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:45 PM
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Going back tomorrow or Wednesday once I get the rear axle seals replaced on my truck. I've got no way of getting it home until then.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:31 PM
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better hope its still there lol
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:13 AM
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I'm betting it will be. This place doesn't do much business when it comes to fullsized trucks...especially not diesels. Had a friend of mine walk off the lot with 8 injectors, having paid the price for 8 used distributors (apparently the guy behind the register had never seen a diesel injector before). I think it cost him $12 for all 8.
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:21 AM
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not bad at all, i wish they were about like that here, some know and some have no clue about whats going on with it all. well hopefully you can get your axle seals finished before its gone.
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:31 AM
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I would do it.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:25 AM
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Done deal.
Didn't want to wait and fix my truck, so I rented a P.O.S. flatbed dodge from the hardware store. Cost me $15 for the first hour, and $70 for the second plus gas, but I'd say a solid axle is worth $550.
Plus i'm pretty sure I killed a u-joint power braking on my way out there. Gotta love a one tire fire
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:34 AM
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Lucky you, I'd just about give my left nut for a find like that.
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