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post #31 of 53 Old 02-12-2013, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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Well, I got home this morning from work and went out to the garage and tried getting those bolts out w/o having to get the whole locker out of the diff. I got one of the 3 out w/just a pick and a LOT of patience. The other two, well it's a different story. The one I got out had a nice rise on one side of the bolt to work with. The other 2 are snapped clean and are recessed a little more into the bolt hole. Also the one I pulled out had lock-tite but the bolt must of worked loose a little before it snapped. The others didnt work loose at all. SOOOO, good news is that i can probably get a drill bit on the hardened bolts and try to get a hole started down the middle for an ez out. gonna be tight and i'll probably goof up the arb cosmetically doing so but its better than the alternative. Here's todays pride and job


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post #32 of 53 Old 02-12-2013, 09:43 AM
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Well, I got home this morning from work and went out to the garage and tried getting those bolts out w/o having to get the whole locker out of the diff. I got one of the 3 out w/just a pick and a LOT of patience. The other two, well it's a different story. The one I got out had a nice rise on one side of the bolt to work with. The other 2 are snapped clean and are recessed a little more into the bolt hole. Also the one I pulled out had lock-tite but the bolt must of worked loose a little before it snapped. The others didnt work loose at all. SOOOO, good news is that i can probably get a drill bit on the hardened bolts and try to get a hole started down the middle for an ez out. gonna be tight and i'll probably goof up the arb cosmetically doing so but its better than the alternative. Here's todays pride and job
Nice.

Try it with a left handed drill bit. Sometimes you can get lucky and walk them out.

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Today is my friday and since I work graveyards I wont mess w/it anymore until tomorrow evening when I wake up .... I have dog crap near vision so it's kinda hard to see what the heck Im doing. I'll go over to lowes and buy a lefty tomorrow... Its a super tight fit w/my cordless drill and have to get it at a slight angle. A 90 degree air drill would be best but i dont have the luxury.

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Today is my friday and since I work graveyards I wont mess w/it anymore until tomorrow evening when I wake up .... I have dog crap near vision so it's kinda hard to see what the heck Im doing. I'll go over to lowes and buy a lefty tomorrow... Its a super tight fit w/my cordless drill and have to get it at a slight angle. A 90 degree air drill would be best but i dont have the luxury.
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post #35 of 53 Old 02-12-2013, 01:27 PM
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i have a great set of extraction tools, left hand drill bits etc and a drill press. let me know if you want to come over and have it a go in my garage. have you pulled the carrier or are you attempting to do this while its still in the axle?

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post #36 of 53 Old 02-12-2013, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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The goal is to not have to take it out off the housing. It's driveable. I just lockout the hubs.pm me your address. I'm off the next 3 days starting tomorrow.

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post #38 of 53 Old 02-12-2013, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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cool. I'll call ya tomorrow . Im in mission valley just east of qualcomm..

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post #39 of 53 Old 02-12-2013, 06:20 PM
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ok. i'm just up the hill from ya

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post #40 of 53 Old 02-13-2013, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I just f'd myself. I was trying to get the two other bolts out. drill into the center of them, put an extract in one of them, turned on it and the god damn extractor snapped . now im screwed . only option is to pull the carrier out.

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post #41 of 53 Old 02-13-2013, 06:05 PM
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hey dude, post a picture of that thing

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post #42 of 53 Old 02-13-2013, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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i will tomorrow. Its getting dark and i had put the diff cover on already....

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post #44 of 53 Old 02-14-2013, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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dropping the dime on a 79 F250 HP44 center section with Currie welding on the tubes, 4.88's, 30 spline ARB, 4340 axles, JJ's, Currie bracketry, and gear setup for about 800 more than if I did a HP30 the way I want it.

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post #45 of 53 Old 02-14-2013, 11:49 AM
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Good plan!

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