Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: some where in the Cascades
So moving on... I put all the guts back in today just to see how hard it is to rebuild. Not too tricky but I'd recommend having the axle partially inserted and doing the plates/pads one by one. That way they don't fall down in the housing if its off the car on the ground if it's still installed. Other than that It just basic assembly. For now I think the LSD/D30 locker combo is what will suit me best.
Today I had to redo the jack stands a bit. I got as far as getting the axle mounted to the springs and measuring the spring spread. Just by eyeballing it I got it even first try! It measured 5 3/8" from the out side edge of the perch to the back of the brake housing flange. Still want to do the actual math and see where it should be before I weld any thing but It looks straight. I'm using the jack to set the drive angle. It moves the drive line nice and easy. I still need to put the new U joint and yoke adapter on before I set the angle.