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Unread 02-02-2012, 02:43 PM   #121
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I laughed out loud watching the video. Not sure why, but I found it comical.

That axle looks sweet when it's colored up like that.

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Unread 02-02-2012, 03:11 PM   #122
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I laughed out loud watching the video. Not sure why, but I found it comical.

That axle looks sweet when it's colored up like that.
Dude, I was laughing out loud recording it. I mean *really*?

Like, how was the PO not aware of that? Or even more ridiculous, did he at some point notice it and go "eh, that's probably cool".
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Unread 02-07-2012, 07:03 AM   #123
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Considering throwing in the 8.8 this weekend. I'm pretty sure I've got all the parts except the u-joint u-bolts, which I'll pick up in the next couple days. (I can just do FWD if I can't get the right size.)

Would anyone be around and willing to help?
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Unread 02-07-2012, 03:54 PM   #124
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I get out at 12 on Saturday, I should be able to swing by if you need a hand.
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Unread 02-08-2012, 12:03 PM   #125
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I get out at 12 on Saturday, I should be able to swing by if you need a hand.
That would be awesome, thank you! We'll be working in Medford at my inlaws (outside), not in Woburn. If you're still interested, let me know and I'll PM you the details!
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Unread 02-08-2012, 12:23 PM   #126
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Unread 02-08-2012, 08:57 PM   #127
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Just remeasured my pinion yoke on the 8.8 to confirm driveshaft size, as all my data keeps telling me different things while trying to get my u-joint u-bolts.

I finally got the u-bolts and it confirmed what I thought was just bad measuring on my part.

......My yoke is a 1330 special.

WTF? Who rebuilds an 8.8 for a Jeep and makes it a 1330 special? All my google searching has not been able to even confirm the existence of a 1330 special yoke for the 8.8. Lots for the 9", but *none* for the 8.8. It's like a frickin' Unicorn!


My regular driveshaft is a 1330 series, same as all 1995s, so 1 1/16" x 3 5/8".
My pinion yoke is definitely 3 5/8", so it has to be 1330 (1.0625), 1330 special (1.125), or 1350 (1.1875).
The only yokes I can find are 1330 or 1350, but my yoke cap width is 1.1, whereas my yoke width on the D35 is .5, so it's definitely not the 1330, but a 1350 wouldn't come close to fitting 1.1, so it can't be 1350, right?

Where the hell did a 1330 special yoke come from, and what the hell is the Autozone part number?
http://www.actionmachineinc.com/ujoi...ringguide.aspx

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Unread 02-10-2012, 04:48 PM   #128
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Alright. I've got everything set for the 8.8 swap tomorrow, minus renting a u-joint press (a local driveshaft shop had the right u-joint, which is damn near *impossible* to find anywhere else. I'll have to post the Neapco PN on this thread for search posterity, just in case), a deep socket for the ubolt nuts, and getting supplies for converting the ebrake.

It's supposed to snow 2-4 inches, but I'm calling New England's bluff. It never follows through.

Besides, leaf spring swaps are pretty straightforward and the lift was only put in 7 months ago, with no winter to rust it up, so I'm hoping we'll be ok. Besides, I can leave it half-completed if we need to bail because it'll be at my inlaws.

Btw, in case anyone wants to know how my brain works on these type of projects:

Axle Swap Braindump

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My pre-flight checklist I make for every major wrenching

Take a look and let me know if you think I'm missing anything for the swap tomorrow!
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Looks like I'm going to be stuck working all afternoon tomorrow, sorry man. Good luck, hopefully I'll be able to make it next time.
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Unread 02-10-2012, 10:53 PM   #130
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Btw, in case anyone wants to know how my brain works on these type of projects:

Take a look and let me know if you think I'm missing anything for the swap tomorrow!
Thorough......... beats my "take it apart and reverse the process to put it back together" mentality.

I'll text you in the morning
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Unread 02-11-2012, 08:47 PM   #131
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Build Thread Porn!!!!


I'll let Geoff do the narrative since this is his build and all, but here are all the photos from today! Had a great time, and the snow certainly backed down against us. We only had flurries for a few hours and nothing really stuck. It's not quite over yet, but we made a decent amount of progress today.















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UPDATE: Almost finished, but two silly mistakes held us up. Yesterday we had trouble drilling out the spring plates and I had to wait until today for a machine shop to be able to do it.

Keith at AW Fab in Woburn (who I can't recommend highly enough, btw. Great guys, great work, and as XJ guys, know Jeeps well) opened up the spring plate holes in 10 minutes with a plasma cutter what would have taken me a whole evening to do with a drill.

And today I couldn't start until 4, and at 6:30 when we couldn't get the brake lines to bleed fully, I realized I had the calipers on the wrong sides.

Kind of pissed at myself for that. I should have known better. It was ****ing freezing as well, but the lines got a good flush, so it wasn't all for naught. On Wednesday I plan on just clamping the lines, swapping the calipers and re-bleeding.

I'll probably do the e-brake sometime later in the week. No rush. That's what first gear is for.

I drove up and down the driveway, though. That's gotta count for something.

More photos should be coming soon!
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Unread 02-13-2012, 08:39 AM   #134
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Looks like I'm going to be stuck working all afternoon tomorrow, sorry man. Good luck, hopefully I'll be able to make it next time.
Eh, no worries. It ended up being a sporatic wrenching schedule anyhow. I'll definitely tap you in for the D30 though, if that's alright!
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Unread 02-13-2012, 12:30 PM   #135
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Eh, no worries. It ended up being a sporatic wrenching schedule anyhow. I'll definitely tap you in for the D30 though, if that's alright!
Definitely, just let me know when it's going to happen. Sucks to hear you had so many hang ups, hopefully the front goes in smoother!
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