Got some work done on the 8.25. Stripped the whole thing down the the ring and pinion. Pulled the brakes off first, then moved to the carrier and pulled the retaining bolt and center pin, then off came the c clips and the axle shafts slid out. After getting the rest of the little junk off and got started on cutting the Xj brackets off and grinding the surface rust off the axle.
Pulled the brakes
Then the center pin, side and spider gears.
Counted the splines in the side gear to make sure it's a 29 spline c8.25, it is!
Pulled the axle shafts, man these things are beef compared to a D35 shaft!
Cut the old brackets off.
For no reason the 8.25 has a 1/2" lip that hangs down under the diff, so I went ahead and gave her a shave.
Gave it a quick shot of primer just to get the surface rust off.
Next things will be welding the tubes to the diff, Reassembling it, and getting perches and shock mounts welded on. I'll be doing my SYE as well, using PORC's SYE and a cut down Xj front driveshaft.