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Unread 01-16-2013, 03:28 PM   #1
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Cutting and turning knuckles on a scout 44

What is the best way to cut and turn the knuckles on a scout II dana 44. Should I grind the welds out or torch the weld out. If we torch it out will the heat weaken the knuckle? What's your opinions. Thanks

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Unread 01-16-2013, 08:08 PM   #2
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grind, torch can be hard to control in that kind of situation.
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Unread 01-17-2013, 03:28 PM   #3
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Also, I have never been able to turn an inner knuckle once the weld was ground off. I have to knock the Cs off and then put them back on at the desired angle.
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Also, I have never been able to turn an inner knuckle once the weld was ground off. I have to knock the Cs off and then put them back on at the desired angle.
they're supposed to be a slight press fit. heating them before slapping them back on gives you a little time to work them.
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If you wanna make it CJ width cut 3 5/8 off and turn them 6+
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Unread 01-28-2013, 07:10 PM   #6
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If you wanna make it CJ width cut 3 5/8 off and turn them 6+
That would be OK for no lift or a small lift where you use the stock style front drive shaft.
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I've got a 4" lift in my CJ7 with the Scout dana 44 front works great.
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