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ashland82391 10-08-2013 01:56 AM

I guess ill start with the jeep. She's a 1993 jeep wrangler with a 2.5.

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ashland82391 10-08-2013 01:58 AM

A few weeks ago the turdy five started whining pretty bad, so my options were find a new d35 and pay around a 100$ or go all out on a ford 8.8! I got lucky and scored an 8.8 from a junk yard up north for 125$. Got it out of a 1996 ford explorer with disc brakes, 4.10 gears, and limited slip. I was hoping for an open but gotta take what I can get.

The explorer in the middle was the one I snagged it from.

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Up in the air getting ready to get cut out by a guy that didnt know how to use a plasma cutter.

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Rusty as hell!

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Got her thrown in the back of my grand cherokee.

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A few hours later I put it in the garage for some much needed cleaning.

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4.10s

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All the junk stripped off

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Made sure I cut off the brake hose mounts.

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cleaned

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Popped the shafts out for more cleaning and painting

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31 spline

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The dust shields were beat up pretty bad from rust and the JY guys moving around.

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I was going to buy new ones until I found out they cost over 80$ a piece! so I made them work :beerbang:

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I went with this color and blue.

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Let the painting begin! shafts cleaned and painted.

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I was able to save one rotor and one caliper.

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Cleaned and painted

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rotor cleaned

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primed

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painted

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as well as caliper mounts and dust sheilds

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Now for the tear down!:woot:

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ashland82391 10-08-2013 02:00 AM

comparisons

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loaded up to take to a friend

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ubolts, center pins, spring perches, and spring plates

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Super beef spring plates from Ironman Offroad. 30$

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half inch plate steel for homemade spring plates 8$. I was going to buy them but they were going to run me over 40$ so I figured why not make my own for a fraction of the price and over twice the strength.

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all 10 holes drilled with regular hand drill.
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old vs. new

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Crappy shims removed

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Tossed everything under the jeep and got the pinion angle set.

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Then back into the grand cherokee to take it up north to get it welded up.

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Workin my magic

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Everything welded up

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Axle tubes welded

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Finally back home and painted

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Mounted up

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On all 4s!:bdr2:

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Picked up a yoke adaper from the local JY off of a 91' explorer to mach the 1310 ujoint. 20$

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New ujoints

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final driveshaft angle, no vibes.

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DONE! Total cost, including the sale of the d35, set me back 200$:nana:

thanks for reading guys!

ashland82391 10-08-2013 02:01 AM

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Hard_oNe 10-08-2013 02:42 AM

Awesome work. You inspired me to get my lazy *** off the sofa and work on mine.

How long did it take you?
What degree angle did you use?
Did you heat treat the axle before you weld the inner tube to center?

ashland82391 10-08-2013 02:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hard_oNe (Post 16646649)
Awesome work. You inspired me to get my lazy *** off the sofa and work on mine.

How long did it take you?
What degree angle did you use?
Did you heat treat the axle before you weld the inner tube to center?

Thanks man! :-)

It took me about two weeks but that was because I ran out of money and had two wait for my next check. I could have had it done in a few days.

I really don't know what angle my ds is at, just eye balled it and called it good.lol

No, I didn't have to heat the housing. Welded just fine.

Hard_oNe 10-08-2013 03:06 AM

:thumbsup:

Here mine sits....need an additional funding source for parts. Mine came from a 1996 Exploder with an open 3:55 gears. I want to upgrade to 4:10 from and rear. :rolleyes:

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SeanB95YJ 10-08-2013 07:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hard_oNe (Post 16646649)
Did you heat treat the axle before you weld the inner tube to center?

regarding this... I'm not a metalurgist, so I don't know exactly HOW true it is, but everything I could find regarding 8.8 specs said the center is cast STEEL, and not cast iron, so if that IS true, no special prep and no special rods/wire needed for welding.

I HOPE that's true, because I didn't do anything special either when I welded my tubes - just cranked up the amperage for the thicker material. seems ot be holding fine so far.

to the OP - great writeup :thumbsup:

Feetwet 10-08-2013 07:42 AM

Nice job!

Just one quick question.
Did you paint the brake rotor surface where the Brake Pads ride? That would not be advisable...

ashland82391 10-08-2013 07:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SeanB95YJ (Post 16648113)

regarding this... I'm not a metalurgist, so I don't know exactly HOW true it is, but everything I could find regarding 8.8 specs said the center is cast STEEL, and not cast iron, so if that IS true, no special prep and no special rods/wire needed for welding.

I HOPE that's true, because I didn't do anything special either when I welded my tubes - just cranked up the amperage for the thicker material. seems ot be holding fine so far.

to the OP - great writeup :thumbsup:

Thanks man.

I was concerned about this to but once I got welding I knew it was going to be fine. I've welded cast iron before and it was horrible. It had to be red hot before it would even start to weld.

yjmike82 10-08-2013 07:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ashland82391 (Post 16646385)
comparisons


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Super beef spring plates from Ironman Offroad. 30$

where did you get those perches?

ashland82391 10-08-2013 07:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Feetwet (Post 16648425)
Nice job!

Just one quick question.
Did you paint the brake rotor surface where the Brake Pads ride? That would not be advisable...

Thanks, and yes I did. After a few times on the brakes the paint comes right off where the pad rides. No problems with braking.

ashland82391 10-08-2013 07:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yjmike82 (Post 16648513)

where did you get those perches?

Ironman offroad. They are a local offroad shop. If you visit there website and get a hold of them I'm sure they can help you get a set.

ironmanoffroad.com

yjmike82 10-08-2013 07:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ashland82391 (Post 16648577)
Ironman offroad. They are a local offroad shop. If you visit there website and get a hold of them I'm sure they can help you get a set.

ironmanoffroad.com


Thanks for the info

Gage56 10-08-2013 08:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ashland82391 (Post 16646385)
comparisons

DONE! Total cost, including the sale of the d35, set me back 200$:nana:

thanks for reading guys!

Wow How much did you get for the d35 ? ill be lucky if i can pull 150.00 for both d30 and d35


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