8.75 driver side axle flange is different?

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  1. Righty Tighty

    Righty Tighty FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Why is the axle flange different on this 8.75?

    First picture is driver F2D244EB-D863-4D92-84E4-A3C5D7DF4036.jpeg

    Second is passenger 6DBF806C-AE34-4EA9-84B6-326F8257DC32.jpeg
     
  2. dadsbee

    dadsbee FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Right side is your adjuster to set axle end play...
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    • forphorty

      forphorty Well-Known Member

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      end play adjuster
       
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      • 694spd

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        The axle adjuster is supposed to be on the passenger side. They are reversed based on your description and pictures..
         
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        • Righty Tighty

          Righty Tighty FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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          Thanks everyone.
          And yes, I mixed up the ends of the housing. Sorry about that.
           
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          Righty Tighty FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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          I was looking at the spring perches, but apparently on this housing they are on top of the axle tube. This came from a 70s pickup.

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        • sccachallenger

          sccachallenger Well-Known Member

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          I guess you're gonna narrow it?
           
        • Righty Tighty

          Righty Tighty FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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          No, I already have an 8.75 A body housing, I’m just pulling the carrier from this one for the Sure Grip.

          Incidentally, this housing is available for anyone in the southern AZ area!
           
        • famous bob

          famous bob mopar misfit

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          Mine was stock on the drivers side from the factory !-1966 belvedere .
           
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          If you check my post, I said "supposed" to be on the passenger side. Meaning that there could be other possibilities found.
          Hey, I bought a B-Body 8-3/4 axle a few years ago from a friend's estate and I found that there were adjusters on both sides.
          I sold it the same way that I found it, but I knew if having two adjuster would create a problem or not.
           
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          famous bob mopar misfit

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          ma mopar had a lot of inconsistancies for sure.
          I bought a new 68 barracuda fastback in 1968 , I didnt have enough sense to keep it or the paperwork , the window tag stated that they were out of 383`s when it was built and had the roadrunner engine , I didnt know any better , and have only heard of ''one'' other , they said it was rated at 330 h.p. because of the drivers side exhaust manifold , versus a b body manifold . =5 h.p. diff.
          I do know it was almost uncontrollable on the tires back then , about like my buddies 66 chevy 11 w/ a 365 horse 327 in it .
           
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          • str12-340

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            Can use 2 adjusters to slightly move the axle flanges from side to side to correct for off center housing for tight tire clearance on one side only...
             
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