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Axle lengths
Does anyone know off hand what the length of axles are for 71-73?  Not the axle housing, just each axle separately.

Has anyone sourced replacement axles and can let us know what your experience is with different vendors?


1969 Acapulco Blue Convertible
     408C CJ, 5 Spd
1973 Lava Red Mach 1
     Being restored - 351C, 4V, AOD
I have two pairs of 28 spline axles. One from my car and one I bought from Don from a cars part. Depending what you are looking for this can work if interested. I can also try measuring the length tonight.
I replaced it with 31 spline axles from Strange. I oredered them with bearings installed. The bearings have an oring seal so no need of an additional seal.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes
Here are the lengths from the Ford Parts Catalog

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Don't think it can help but mines on the Mexican one are 28.54 and 30.50". My rear end is a Dana 44, so should be totally different.
Also I measured from end of axle till flange.
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