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1974 Am General M35a2 Front Top Loader Axle

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Looking back from the front bumper, it is easy to see why these axles are so hard to retrofit into any other vehicle. The “top loader” design makes for a tall overall package, but with 6.72 gears and 1.56-inch-diameter axleshafts they are plenty strong. Drum brakes and manual steering are standard issue, so don’t expect any sudden movements.