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  • Axel swamp

    Will axel's off of a 1972 Dodge W300 work on the M37?

    Jack

  • #2
    Originally posted by Jack605 View Post
    Will axel's off of a 1972 Dodge W300 work on the M37?

    Jack
    It's been done. Who was the guy who had the "Wilderness Assault Vehicle". �� 440 powered M37 with Dana 70's.
    1964 w300 440 9' utility bed
    1972 w200 440-III,445 4 speed,Dana 60's w L/S
    1975 d500 flatbed dump
    1990 D350 Cummins 5 speed one ton flatbed(ugly maybe donor for ???)
    1998 3500 12 valve Cummins Quadcab 4x4 Dually
    Various and sundry IH farm and construction equipment
    Not enough firearms

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    • #3
      Just a few questions on why, to do the axle swap?

      Is it due to gear ratio options?
      Strength of the components?
      Better Breaking?

      I have seen many swaps done and would really like to compare the w's on doing this for everyone's information.

      Thank you
      1967 W200.aka.Hank
      1946 WDX.aka.Shorty
      2012 Ram 2500 PowerWagon.aka Ollie

      Life is easier in a lower gear.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by The Other Ross View Post
        It's been done. Who was the guy who had the "Wilderness Assault Vehicle". �� 440 powered M37 with Dana 70's.
        Tim Peterson had the Wilderness Assault Vehicle. Tim also had the first disc brake kits and also to use the Saginaw power steering. I had Dana 70s and a 440 in my 1955 C3PW, it's the one on the right in my avatar.

        Frank

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Matthew Welcher PWA View Post
          Just a few questions on why, to do the axle swap?

          Is it due to gear ratio options?
          Strength of the components?
          Better Breaking?

          I have seen many swaps done and would really like to compare the w's on doing this for everyone's information.

          Thank you
          I'd like to see more. You see there's these M37's down the road. And there's this Dana 60 limited slip front and rear and 440 4 speed stuff out back....
          1964 w300 440 9' utility bed
          1972 w200 440-III,445 4 speed,Dana 60's w L/S
          1975 d500 flatbed dump
          1990 D350 Cummins 5 speed one ton flatbed(ugly maybe donor for ???)
          1998 3500 12 valve Cummins Quadcab 4x4 Dually
          Various and sundry IH farm and construction equipment
          Not enough firearms

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          • #6
            I have been waiting on Ring and pinion gears for over a year so this is option #2. This also will bring in more modern brakes. I am looking at a 75 W200 and am looking to use the whole power train under the M37 that is if I can get the 75 for a decent price.

            Jack

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            • #7
              I Believe I Know who now has that M37, I will see if I can get you two in touch.
              1967 W200.aka.Hank
              1946 WDX.aka.Shorty
              2012 Ram 2500 PowerWagon.aka Ollie

              Life is easier in a lower gear.

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              • #8
                I currently own the "Wilderness Assault Vehicle". I can try to help with your questions.

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                • #9
                  Jeff, Feel free to post pictures of your Truck here for all to see. I believe it is time for it to return to Iowa. Come Early, Bring it with you. I have a place to keep it warm :)
                  1967 W200.aka.Hank
                  1946 WDX.aka.Shorty
                  2012 Ram 2500 PowerWagon.aka Ollie

                  Life is easier in a lower gear.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks Matt. I hope to get it back to Fairfield.

                    Here it is.

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                    • #11
                      The front inner axle shafts from the Dana 70
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                      At the Kerr farm at the 2011 Rally.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by The Other Ross View Post
                        I'd like to see more. You see there's these M37's down the road. And there's this Dana 60 limited slip front and rear and 440 4 speed stuff out back....
                        I believe you have found a solution to your extra parts Ross.
                        1967 W200.aka.Hank
                        1946 WDX.aka.Shorty
                        2012 Ram 2500 PowerWagon.aka Ollie

                        Life is easier in a lower gear.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Matthew Welcher PWA View Post
                          I believe you have found a solution to your extra parts Ross.
                          Yeah,but see there's also this '90 12valve and if I found a nice clean 72-75 crewcab.
                          1964 w300 440 9' utility bed
                          1972 w200 440-III,445 4 speed,Dana 60's w L/S
                          1975 d500 flatbed dump
                          1990 D350 Cummins 5 speed one ton flatbed(ugly maybe donor for ???)
                          1998 3500 12 valve Cummins Quadcab 4x4 Dually
                          Various and sundry IH farm and construction equipment
                          Not enough firearms

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                          • #14
                            Jeff,

                            Nice looking truck, what axels did you put under your truck? Where did you get them?

                            Jack

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                            • #15
                              Jack,

                              Tim Peterson built the truck in the early/mid '80s. In the notes with the truck, it said the front axle is a Dana 70 from a mid '70s IH truck, it then had the original knuckles cut off and M37 knuckles welded on to the axle tubes. The rear axle is also a Dana 70 (I believe from a Ford). Guessing the spring perches have also been moved. There is currently a Power lock in the front axle and a Detroit locker in the rear axle.

                              Jeff

                              At the 2012 VPW Rally (Thanks Jason for catching the pictures).
                              powerwagon ralley 2012 015_opt.jpg

                              powerwagon ralley 2012 016_opt.jpg

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