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Unread 07-10-2010, 07:46 PM   #46
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I am doing this all on the back of my truck to show that you dont
need a fancy fab shop to do this.
Only tools I have used are -
1. BFH is a must
2. sawzall or Reciprocating Saw
3. angle grinder with cutoff disk and grinding disk
4. chisel
5. piece of angle iron
6. a sharp scribing tool
7. tape measure
8. welder - if you dont have one, then you can bring the axle some place to have the inner C, spring pad, and shock mount put back on.
but at least you did most if not all the work yourself saving a ton of money.

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Unread 07-10-2010, 08:51 PM   #47
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Thanks for taking the time to post the pics and explain. This is great info.
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Unread 07-11-2010, 12:54 PM   #48
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Now that we have the spring pad and shock mount removed.
we now take and make a center line on both spring pads.
axle-temp-3-001.jpg   axle-temp-3-002.jpg  
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Unread 07-11-2010, 12:57 PM   #49
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set the removed spring pad on the axle, using are reference marks.
measure from center of each spring pad and set the removed pad centered at 27.5"
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Unread 07-11-2010, 12:59 PM   #50
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now measure from the short side inner C to the center of the cast in spring pad.
its about 5 5/8"
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Unread 07-11-2010, 01:01 PM   #51
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now, on the long side with our spring pads centered at 27.5
we can measure from the long side pad out 5 5/8"
and don't forget to add + 1" for the tube that sits into the inner C
So, - 6 5/8 is where we will cut
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Unread 07-11-2010, 01:06 PM   #52
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very nice work!
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Unread 07-11-2010, 01:06 PM   #53
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Now we make the long awaited cut!
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Unread 07-11-2010, 01:10 PM   #54
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after the cut, grind the end clean and put a small bevel or taper on it, so it can get started into the inner C.
remove rust and crap from the end of the axle tube and line up our reference lines.
Use the BFH and pound the inner C to it's new home.
axle-temp-3-010.jpg   axle-temp-3-011.jpg   axle-temp-3-012.jpg  
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Unread 07-11-2010, 01:15 PM   #55
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All that is left is to weld the inner C, spring pad, and shock mount back on.
then send the axle shaft out to get cut and re splined.
sand blast the new axle and shoot some paint.
Done!!!!!

Next - I will get into the early ford bronco 9" rear
both of these will be fitted with new 4.56 gears
and some sort of lockers
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Unread 07-11-2010, 01:29 PM   #56
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I can do this! And you made it look easy. Thanks a million. Thread saved!
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Unread 07-13-2010, 05:20 PM   #57
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Waiting for the 44 parts to come, But I got the M.O.R.E SRS kit in.
Along with their HD steering box mount today.
And here is some pictures of the frame all done with a little dust on it from sitting all winter.
jeepin-003.jpg   jeepin-004.jpg   jeepin-005.jpg   jeepin-007.jpg   jeepin-008.jpg  

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Unread 07-13-2010, 05:22 PM   #58
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Also, here is the 9" rear from the Early bronco I will be working on next
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Unread 07-13-2010, 05:52 PM   #59
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BBC you made it look very easy, have you narrowed an axle before?

Thanks for posting the modification
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Unread 07-13-2010, 09:27 PM   #60
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Great write up and nice attention to detail! Question for you, and sorry if I missed it, are you or did you outboard the springs for this?

What do you think your turning radius will be like? If you outboarded, will the tires rub the springs at full lock?

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