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Old 04-14-2012, 03:33 PM
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Picked up the axles today, overall in great shape.
I will need to have the rotors turned and replace the seals on the front.

the rear is missing the E-brake parts on one side, but those should be easy to snag from a JY.

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Warn manual lock outs installed already though
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Thems look pretty good. They would look better with a bit of paint
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Patience my young padawan! hahaha
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:53 PM
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Started tearing into the front axle today. Got the outers off, I still have to press out the ball joints so I can pull the shafts out.
The unit bearings are pretty easy to pull, I had never dealt with them before and didn't know what to expect.
I had both sides taken down in about 45 minutes.

I also dropped off the rotors to be turned.

This weekend I hope to get the front ready for paint which means getting the spring/radius arm mounts welded on.

I need to get a new dust sheild for the passenger side also.
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Had a few hours this afternoon, got the axles taken off the trailer and got the front axle mostly stripped today.
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Started in on the rear axle. The E-brake on the driver side was completely removed.
The passenger wide was destroyed by a leaking oil seal.
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I am thinking it may be cheaper to put a pinion brake on than to replace the stock parts, opinions?

Found these cool little saw horses, they are the perfect height! They were hanging out behind the garage.
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Here is a pic of the unit bearing from the front axle, not as bad to replace as I thought.
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Looks good so far, my version of a sawhorse is a milk crate and probably whatever firewood is laying nearby.. I don't even have 2 jack stand of the same size...
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Got my mounts installed and primed the axle today
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A couple of the welds are a little boogery! But they have good penetration, I think I was moving too slow.
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Those welds look a lot better than what mine would look like.. I can't even solder properly >.<
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Looks good so far. Having a 78 Bronco and an Excursion (same axles as the Superduty trucks) I can enjoy all of the mods you are doing,
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Painted the front axle and started the install today
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I need to cut down the track bar and rethread it, then start building the radius arms.

This weekend I want to get the rear axle under the frame.
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That looks great so far. I wish i could do that stuff with my truck... It just isn't in my future yet.
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Got one of the leaf packs assembled today, new bushings (what a pain in the ***), new pads and ORD Zero Rates to recenter the axle in the wheel well.
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I did find a good way to get the bushings out though, wedge a cold chisel in the loop and press them out with a 6" clamp.
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Looks pretty good. I wish i would have gotten a picture of my neighbors leaf packs. Their lifting an older 50s/60s ford pickup 18 inches... It's going ti have 47 inch tires IIRC.
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That is a damn big tire, I am thinking 38s now that I have 1 tons and can handle them.
I think my lift will be close 8" over stock when finished.

I will most likely end up getting new leafs, 4" lift, with the AAL and the Zero Rates that is what these are.
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Whats AAL? I had planned on doing a shackle flip and some superflex Deavers in the front to go up 4 inches. I might go to 6 though since the lifts are the same price.
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