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Unread 10-09-2013, 12:08 AM   #31
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Craziness! I'm guess the ubolt is stretched more than the tube is dug out? love to see 'after' pics when you take it apart
You think that the u bolt material wore that thin? It's possible, but it is a heck of a lot harder than the axle tube is.

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Unread 10-13-2013, 07:29 PM   #32
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Pictures are in for Dana 35C 3.07 (43:14) axle cut like a knife by U-Bolts... Searching for a used rear replacement axle with same ratio. Suspected cause of damage, loose U-bolts, worn transmission mount and engine mounts.
dana35c-axle.jpg   dana35c.jpg   ubolts.jpg  
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Unread 10-13-2013, 07:59 PM   #33
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Wow. That must have been going on for some time.
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Unread 10-13-2013, 09:28 PM   #34
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Pictures are in for Dana 35C 3.07 (43:14) axle cut like a knife by U-Bolts... Searching for a used rear replacement axle with same ratio. Suspected cause of damage, loose U-bolts, worn transmission mount and engine mounts.
Holy crap!! Loose an worn is for sure!! And yes that is what she said!
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Unread 10-16-2013, 04:44 PM   #35
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round here Dana 35s go to the scrap yard
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Unread 10-16-2013, 09:39 PM   #36
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Wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it... Photo shop??
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Unread 10-17-2013, 01:18 AM   #37
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That's pretty wild. Good thing the jeep is gonna be taken care of now. Keep up the good work!
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Unread 11-29-2013, 12:57 PM   #38
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UPDATE: This axle is up and running like new... U-bolts did not make it all the way through the axil housing, but were very close. The axles were undamaged. Fillet welded the housing and picked up some U-bolts at Pick-N-Pull. Torqued the U-Bolts to 90#.

Check out differential while there, found good gear pattern and 0.006" lash between pinion and ring gear.
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Unread 11-29-2013, 01:01 PM   #39
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UPDATE: This axle is up and running like new... U-bolts did not make it all the way through the axil housing, but were very close. The axles were undamaged. Fillet welded the housing and picked up some U-bolts at Pick-N-Pull. Torqued the U-Bolts to 90#.

Check out differential while there, found good gear pattern and 0.006" lash between pinion and ring gear.
Really!? You bought u bolts from a junk yard????? Good God man! Lol
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Unread 11-29-2013, 04:23 PM   #40
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UPDATE: This axle is up and running like new... U-bolts did not make it all the way through the axil housing, but were very close. The axles were undamaged. Fillet welded the housing and picked up some U-bolts at Pick-N-Pull. Torqued the U-Bolts to 90#.

Check out differential while there, found good gear pattern and 0.006" lash between pinion and ring gear.
SAY WHAT???
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Unread 11-29-2013, 10:04 PM   #41
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Wow that's crazy.
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