Couple of questions about rear truck axle (pic inside)

Snake Doctor

Gear Grinder
Apr 21, 2010
Central Arkansas
Willys Model
Willys Year:
My axle is a Timken. Using the Timken is not an option. I want to upgrade it to something to match the 3.73 gears in the front axle. Can someone ID this axle? It is out of a 1948 Willys pickup. My question is: can I have this axle rebuilt with 3.73 gears?

What kind of axle do you have in the front? The original Dana 25/27 was never available with that high of gearing.
Snake Doctor,
Look at the top side of the casing. There should be a model # stamped on it under the dirt; ie...44, 53 and such. That will tell you what you have.