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Old 02-27-2012, 09:54 PM   #1
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Default converting a 28-spline Detroit Locker to 31-spline:

Can it be done?

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Old 02-28-2012, 01:01 AM   #2
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Default Re: converting a 28-spline Detroit Locker to 31-spline:

depends on what center and when / year made...

a nine inch.??

only have to replace the "side /end gears"..

but only if the housing bore is the large / same as the availavble 31 spline units...
most 28 's are the same "center" for a 31...

there were some "odd" 9 inchers that had only 28 splines that also had an odd shoulder diamerter of the end gear.

normally you should also anyways replace to stiffer springs...

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Old 02-28-2012, 07:11 AM   #3
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Default Re: converting a 28-spline Detroit Locker to 31-spline:

sorry; I didnt include enough detail in my first post.

rear end is a Ford 9".

Axle bearing housings are for the larger 3.15" O.D. bearing.
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Default Re: converting a 28-spline Detroit Locker to 31-spline:

you should be able to replace the internals... but I do not know who would carry the 31 spline ones in stock.
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Default Re: converting a 28-spline Detroit Locker to 31-spline:

was told long ago that there was a guy in texas that purchased all that ford had at the time..

but I have an original unit....not for sale.

I do not know what original DAPCO has still available.
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