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DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS!
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Well, if it is the rear end, the cheapest and simplest solution, in my opinion, is to pull another axle out of another truck at a self-service junkyard. If I remember correctly, 84 is THE LAST year of 5 on 4.5" for the half-ton trucks. You can probably pull an axle from any 5-lug half-ton truck from '72 to '84, and possibly even as far back as 1960. The trick will be to find the same gear ratio, so that it doesn't change how your speedometer reads. It might also be good to verify that the yoke is the same size. On the cars they used two different yokes, depending on if the car had the more powerful drivetrain or the less powerful drivetrain.

If you pull a used axle, probably a good idea to find a wrecked truck, rather than a truck in bodily-good shape, as the source. A wrecked truck was operating when it died, while a truck in good shape could be in the yard because the axle died.
 
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