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Discussion in '1st Generation Cummins' started by Donald C Gleason, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. Donald C Gleason

    Donald C Gleason Registered User

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    i would like to put a solid front axle on my 1990 dodge d350 2wd. i would like to still keep it a 2wd. what solid axle would work?
     
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    I've researched converting my '93 D250 to an I beam front axle for a couple years (other projects keep popping up). A front axle out of a 60's Dodge D200 crewcab will work but hard to find. Its rated at 3500 lbs. I weighed my truck the front end weighs 3100 lbs with driver & full tank of fuel. I figure the I beam axle & leaf springs will be alot lighter than the 2wd crossmember & suspension. There is a disc brake kit available. The ride height of the truck should be about the same height as it is now.
    Old Class A motor homes built on d400 chassis axle could work.
    An I beam axle out of a P30 step van with 8 lug wheels may work I haven't been able to measure one.
     
  3. u2slow

    u2slow Plan B

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    If you're the same guy asking on a few different forums.... I think it was covered. Best bet for 8x6.5" pattern and a dropped beam w/discs was the Dodge A-class motorhome.

    This first few pics in this link show the M300 chassis.... before he switches to an even beefier chassis
    https://mopar1973man.com/topic/15519-1948-dodge-coe-build/
     

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