Heavily modified M715 questions

Trailrebel

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Taking me to the call, feel bad for her and possibly provide me some answers.
OK I know speech to text can be bad but that was pretty pathetic!
Hey gang, new to the site, so thanks for the add. I appreciate your looking at these issues I have with my new truck and any answers you may be able to provide. I recently picked up an M715 a couple of weeks ago. One of the things I wanted to do right away was to install some freewheeling hubs on the front axle. I have not done too much research into the vehicle before I got it, but some of the early information I saw said it had a Dana 60 front end and a Dana 70 rear end. I knew from my previous experience with working on cars several decades ago that parts for both of these differentials would be readily available. Once I went to pick up the truck to put it on the rollback I saw the front and rear differentials a little more closely and realized that neither one of them was a Dana product. I then thought they may have been Rockwell axles, but looking on several sites at M 35 Rockwell axles I see the differential Drive section is mounted on the top. The axles I have have the traditional pumpkin insert from the front and rear, so the U joint is in line with the drive axles.
Which axles does anyone think that I have?
 

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If you have the old school 6 lug wheels you have the Dana 60/70. Pictures will help a lot. The locking hubs for the factory axle are available but not easy to find.
 

Trailrebel

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If you have the old school 6 lug wheels you have the Dana 60/70. Pictures will help a lot. The locking hubs for the factory axle are available but not easy to find.
Hello. Thanks a lot for taking a moment to respond to my question. Undoubtedly I will have more, if I cant track down the answers on my own. I only recently found the answer I sought about an hour ago. After many wrong questions using the right words, I was led to a forum post in which people were talking about ROckwell axles, and someone said theirs was not built like that...a responder told them the axles are GM 2.5 ton. I have some pics....sorry they werent available earlier when I posted before.
 

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Yup GM axles from the M135 or M211 deuce cargo trucks. Those locking hubs are also available but very expensive. Not really sure why anyone would want to use those axles on a M715.
 
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