Yessir. Does anyone have experience rebuilding these posis? A differential guy in town said it took special tools and is more trouble than anything if trying to do it inexperienced. But I don't know if he was being helpful or just trying to gain business
Alright, took DNFJ's advice and went for a Han n Tap. IRO got it to me pretty quick and I found a front driveshaft in town for $60. More than I wanted to pay, but it works.
Out with these
I took the old shaft off and put the car in reverse to guarantee a straight cut. But I got a longer shaft that was about 31" so I had to trim the actual yoke as well. About 5/8". It scared me a little because it got dangerously close to the splines. I cut it with a grinder and cutting wheel then smoothed it even on a bench grinder and made it pretty with a wire wheel.
The drilling and tapping was relatively easy. Using a square socket instead of a tap handle makes quick work of the tap.
I've been trying to make headway lately on upgrading my drivetrain. I ideally would like to do f/r 44s and have a lead on a front 44 from a full size cherokee that I would rebuild, gear and lock, but I'd still need to find a rear. OR I could get a hp30 from the u-pull, then rebuild lock and gear that and my chr. 8.25. Ahhhh, decisions.
Or I could, like, extend the front, drop a 6bt and run 60s...
It mostly depends on budget. Since I'm going to be going to school in the fall, I assume that my work hours will be limited. I only plan on running 33's and that's why I'm fine with the 30/8.25 combo but after checking out more and more builds, 35's would be nice too.