So i've recently noticed a bent C on the drivers side of my current HP D30 under my YJ. Since the axle is already rather well built in the internal section, I really dont see the point in spending money on it that could be used elsewhere.
So the decision was made to build the ultimate D30 housing and swap my internals over to it.
I found a 91 XJ HP D30 local, complete for rather cheap. ($75)
The plan was at first just to truss and do inner C gussets and then weld my SOA perches on and go.
Then we started tearing into it and since i already run 1 piece chromoly shafts, the vaccuum disconnect is pointless. So the XJ housing also has the UCA mount cast into the vac-disco piece.
After searching the boards and finding Joe Dillards re-sleeve I decided to integrate that into my Ultimate D30 build.
The axle was dropped off friday (4-9-10)
Immediatly we tore into it getting all the unusable stuff chopped off. (Read, everything!)
The result of a stubborn bracket:
That was the end of day 1. Today Prosonic (Nick) from JeepForum.com came over to help me finish getting it all torn down. Made lots of progress today.
Nick saying hello:
Yeah, we got carried away holding it on the stands:
This is the way the service manuals tell you to take off the pinion nut right?
Evil has taken over: