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    Front Axles

    Has any one used a Cherokee front axle for a gasser build I mean they are cheap and have disc brake's on them and pretty light

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    I haven't but have a friend who did use one, and I've seen a couple others.
    They are somewhat light tubes, but the assemblies at the spindles are much larger, and heavier than traditional spindles. Not especially pretty at those ends either. But for a budget build, they can be a decent option.
    I see them for around $75-$100 around my area, and a decent I beam from a truck runs $100-$125, so not a huge savings. I personally would prefer a pickup, or van I beam axle for looks.
    Vall

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    I have both just thought of the disc brakes in them but figured they might be ugly but I an just building a driver I grew up in the gasser era and always thought they were cool thanks for the info

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    My cousin

    used a Jeep tube axle on his blown 524 inch Cadillac powered 54 Buick gasser. These aren't the best photos but they're the best I have. I personally don't think it looks that bad.

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    Wow thanks for the pictures I would like more information on the build if I can get it as I have never attempted this before


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    Here you

    are Alan. My cousin, like you, wanted something with disc brakes already included. He also liked the straight tube axle set up on my Willys vs. the I beam on my 53. He went to the wrecking yard and got his axle off a Jeep that was wide enough for his application. Then he cut the front end off the Buick and boxed it for the correct width of the leaf spring mounts from the Jeep axle.
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