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Old 08-17-2018, 11:53 PM
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What is the value of a complete old pepe estrada rear end?

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Checking out the Tom.s site would probably be the logical place to start.
Just configure to how your unit is optioned and you can figure parts prices from there.
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That would be over 40 years old now, Tom redesigned the parts over those years. He had Richmond make the gears to size instead of machining a stock 12 bolt set, the axles were different and the present ones I think are better. Then the question comes to mind what abuse they were subjected to over that time. If these are sitting on a shelf and never been installed you would get a good value but if they were run hard I wouldn't expect a lot when Jo Watt has new ready to install. You can't compare those to present day parts for pricing.
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What $ does we talk about?
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Got any pics? What gears are in it? Posi? U-joint size? I think Pepe was doing some gear treatments way back when to help.

It's certainly got some value...let us see what it looks like....

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Value depends on condition and demand. Throwing out numbers without seeing and inspecting an old custom diff would be foolish. An all new 12 bolt will cost a lot, the parts are different though and importantly the process used to build them vary from builder to builder- some good, some not so good. Some true, some all talk.

I think anyone who would be interested, that knows about these, would want to see it before offering you anything.
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This is a axle I want to buy, so its not mine.
It is 4.11 gear. Moroso diff. 3 1/2 axels, 1480 joints.
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Sounds like it had the good stuff at the time. As mentioned...depends on what abuse it may have had...but the shafts and u-joints won't be hurt.

With a complete "new style" 12 bolt 1480 conversion eating up $5500-$6000 at least...you can go from there. Sounds like a $2500-$3K or so range at best maybe? Just guessing without pics and details.

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Sounds like it had the good stuff at the time. As mentioned...depends on what abuse it may have had...but the shafts and u-joints won't be hurt.

With a complete "new style" 12 bolt 1480 conversion eating up $5500-$6000 at least...you can go from there. Sounds like a $2500-$3K or so range at best maybe? Just guessing without pics and details.

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