Joe's '63 1/2 Tinkering Thread

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Re: Joe's '63 1/2 Tinkering Thread

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I’m 98.75% sure the 63 8” rear end and brakes are the same as 64/65.
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Re: Joe's '63 1/2 Tinkering Thread

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comethead wrote:
Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:38 pm
I’m 98.75% sure the 63 8” rear end and brakes are the same as 64/65.
The early 8" housings have necked down axles tubes @ the spring perches (3" >2.5"). This was changed to straight 3" tubing which could change backing plate, I'm guessing? Don't know first year for straight 3" axle tube. May be overthinking this, as usual.

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Re: Joe's '63 1/2 Tinkering Thread

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My 65 axle tubes are tapered as well. I’m not aware of any big changes from 63-65.

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Re: Joe's '63 1/2 Tinkering Thread

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comethead wrote:
Sun Nov 07, 2021 9:37 pm
My 65 axle tubes are tapered as well. I’m not aware of any big changes from 63-65.
Thanks Joe! That eliminates the guesswork.

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