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Old June 29th, 2014, 08:09 PM
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Volvo TGB C303 Portal Axles

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One set of Volvo C303 Portal axles with right hand drive tie rod set up, from a Malaysian truck, and 5 wheels with the correct bolt pattern and offset. With the stock wheels these axles will fit under a Defender with no difference in width (61" Wheel mid center to wheel mid center).

Axles are in great shape and purchased by me back in 2011 from a guy in Colorado.

Axles have been sand blasted and partially painted with POR-15. Front axles have the knuckles separated at the king pins. All parts are there to include the vacuum operated diff lock actuators. Also have a set of new CV boots to go along with the axles.

FRONT AXLES HAVE HAD THE LEAF SPRING MOUNTS GROUND OFF IN PREPARATION FOR COIL SPRING CONVERSION. REAR AXLES STILL HAVE LEAF SPRING MOUNTS.

The axles have a gear ratio of 5.99:1 which is why I never installed them.

Hasty purchase and only dug in to the weeds on the gear ratio's after they were already purchased. Come to find out these things are LOW and my Rover with the disel would have been screaming down the road at 55mph at roughly 5000 rpm's, yikes.

With a gas engine these would would do well as that is what the C303 had in it (I-6 gas engine).

Or they would be a great option on a trail vehicle or rock crawler that never sees highway speeds.

Asking price for all OF the stuff is $4500. Buyer is responsible for arranging shipping. I can palatalize everything.

I am in East County San Diego (Jamul 91935) if you want to calculate shipping. Also live on a rural road where 18 wheelers do not go because of the curvy road.

Have a really slow satellite internet connection so pictures I have would not even load up. If your interested I can try to email them to you.
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Old June 30th, 2014, 12:50 AM
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I've seen these under a 109 Series III in Malaysia. It's a big thing over there. But then a drive through their jungles is after all a real challenge.
If I'm not mistaken, Kualar Lumpar means "city of mud".
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Old June 30th, 2014, 10:08 PM
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There are a few Series Rovers out there with these axles on them. One guy out of the UK, I believe, goes by the name of fridgefreezer on a few forums.

One of them is http://www.flyingspanners.net/

They sell parts for these axles too.

Just saw they are in development of a crown wheel and pinion with a 5:1 ratio.

That may be worth hanging on to the axles?
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Old June 30th, 2014, 11:23 PM
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Have seen portals under and 88, impressive off road!
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Old July 1st, 2014, 09:31 PM
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Have seen portals under and 88, impressive off road!
Key words OFF ROAD. I know we all have a passion for the off road aspect of our vehicles BUT, they still need to be capable on road.

I have a 71 Deuce and a half (non-turbo) and it is really cool, off road. Get it on the road and it is no fun to drive at all. Top speed max is 55, very bumpy ride, and loud. There definitely needs to be a harmony between on and off road abilities.

One caveat I'd like to add is I have never driven a Defender 110 with the Volvo portal axles. They may drive great, or not?
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Old July 1st, 2014, 09:38 PM
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Top speed max is 55, very bumpy ride, and loud.
Are you talking about the axles or a Defender?

Jokes aside, did you consider a 1:1003 high range ratio in the transfer box?
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Old July 1st, 2014, 09:43 PM
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Are you talking about the axles or a Defender?

Jokes aside, did you consider a 1:1003 high range ratio in the transfer box?
No, I was talking about my 1971 AM General 2 1/2 ton military truck that's been bobbed. Trying to paint a picture of two extremes and harmony both on and off road. Yin to my Yang kinda thing.

I do have a brand new Ashcroft 1:1003 transfer case sitting in the box now for a couple years that was also for this conversion.
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Do you have the hub to convert it over to LHD?
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Old July 2nd, 2014, 11:26 AM
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They are left hand drive. My tie rod is right hand drive.

Not sure what you mean by hub?
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Old July 2nd, 2014, 11:35 PM
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Do you have the hub to convert it over to LHD?
I do remember reading some talk about flipping the third member 180 degrees.

Captain, you talking about disc brake hubs?

There is a guy up in LA area that has all the CAD drawings for a disc brake set up. He used to install them on his rock crawlers with the Volvo portals.
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Old July 3rd, 2014, 10:41 PM
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I've heard that it uses the same brake parts (shoes/wheel cylinders) as series trucks.

-Jeff

Jeff you are correct Sir.

Same drive shaft flanges too.
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Old July 3rd, 2014, 11:41 PM
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Here's a link to a whole thread about these axles right here on the site.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ead.php?t=6996
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did you ever sell these?
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Still have them
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Still have them
G'day are the portal axles you have still for sale. Interested in Puting them under a range rover. I live in Australia but have a mate in Michigan that could organise freight for me. Cheers from graham
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Old September 1st, 2014, 12:31 AM
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Yes Sir. Axles are still for sale. Let me know what kind of questions you have. I can put the axles on a pallet and band them down for shipping purposes.
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Yes Sir. Axles are still for sale. Let me know what kind of questions you have. I can put the axles on a pallet and band them down for shipping purposes.
thanks for responding so quickly.
Could you please send me some pictures on the axles. Like you said they had been sand blasted some time ago and partially painted in por-15. are the front hubs still discounected etc.
There has been a few sets of these come to Australia saying they are 5.99.1 ratio but are actually the 7:1 of the 6x6 TGBs could you also confirm ring and pinion ratio of the id tag on the axles cheers.
Im only chasing the front and rear axles minus wheels to help reduce shipping cost. are you willing to seperate these items and what is the bottom line on cost you are chasing for the front and rear axles.
any photos would be greatly appreciated. my mobile number is 0011610409811030. i live in Australia hence the dial out code for the telephone number and would want to be sure axles are in good condition as i can't check them personally. cheers
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Bloody Aussies coming over here and buying all the good stuff to take home... They already have some of the best landy bits over there... Sheez...
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Bloody Aussies coming over here and buying all the good stuff to take home... They already have some of the best landy bits over there... Sheez...
I will be pulling out the maxi drive front locker McNamara rear locker and strengthened axles as well as low transfer case gears happy to post to the states. It is a bit alarming how cheap the actual cars are over here. But when it comes to playing with go fast gear trust me the USA is the place to be for costs.
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Old September 3rd, 2014, 08:38 AM
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Gday Seth i have tried numerous ways to send you my email address but it wont allow me to send link. Will try posting it here.
email address is: grahamwilson1973@gmail.com
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