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Hi All, 

As I have mentioned elsewhere in the forum I am building a 1962 Series 2A LWB using an Isuzu 4B diesel engine coupled to a Dodge transmission 5 speed 4x4. The drive for the front axle is on the opposite side from stock. Does anyone have any experience of flipping the axle and diff to work in this configuration? I have a few options but was wondering if anyone had previous experience of doing this. The chassis in the photo is being replaced, this was a test fit in the existing frame to see how it worked. Thanks.




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You could possibly flip the axle, but you would also need to alter all suspension mounting points, bump stops etc, you could also change diff pumpkin position which is what I did when fitting Unimog 404 axles to my lightweight ( mog 404 axles thread )either way your looking at a decent amount of work

Regards Stephen

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flipping the casing would make your axle spring under again. which is what you want from what I gather? The swivels are 6 bolt so could swap between left and right and work with the housing upside down, but not sure about the castor angle.

You would need to flip the diff to maintain the correct rotation. (I presume the dodge propshaft rotates the correct way?). The bolt pattern is not symmetrical, so you would need to re-drill the holes for the diff. That would leave the drain plug to move to the bottom:


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