Originally Posted by Cajun JungleBoy
Ask Zim... Ceiling kitty spyed on him piitb...
**** WRONG END!!
Originally Posted by Cajun JungleBoy in English
Ask Zim. Ceiling kitty spied on him putting "it" in the buttocks. (Now yelling, and impersonating ZimStang) "<expeletive for feces>! Wrong end!"
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Back on topic, the problem you have is a bent axle (or axle shaft). The axle housing is an actual part of the rear end. It would take a great deal of force to bend it and would cost a lot more than what you were quoted to fix. It would basically require the entire rear end to be replaced.
New gears will run you about $200 bucks (I think, I'm not sure on 7.5 gears. I know 8.8 gears can be had for ~$150). I'm not sure on cost of the T-Lok either, never priced one. As for the axle, you are probably better off hitting up the junkyards for that. You should be able to find one fairly easily. Brand new from Ford, they are riduculously expensive. The cost of the install will vary quite a bit from shop to shop, but I really wouldn't pay over $300 for it. It's going to be the same amount of work as any other gear and T-Lok swap. Don't let them try to charge you extra just because the axle is screwed.