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post #31 of 48 Old 03-31-2009, 07:46 PM
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post #32 of 48 Old 03-31-2009, 09:29 PM
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Wow! Including wheels!!! Come on, man up, how much could that assembly really weigh? Have a bowl of Wheaties and get that puppy into the garage...

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Wow! Including wheels!!! Come on, man up, how much could that assembly really weigh? Have a bowl of Wheaties and get that puppy into the garage...
I'm hoping to get the old one dropped this evening....

I still have to decide if and how I'm going to truss the new one and get a new R&P ordered and a new Tie Rod (need to check the ends to see if they are messed up at all or if it's just the rod itself). If I go with the TnT, i'll have to grind off the UCA mounts from this thing and get it all cleaned up and painted while I'm waiting for the parts to arrive...

I still own MrBlaine a call so he can call me a dumb *** and see if he has any tips (other than don't jump your Jeep) to help prevent a repeat of this.
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...I still own MrBlaine a call so he can call me a dumb *** and see if he has any tips (other than don't jump your Jeep) to help prevent a repeat of this.
Well, in my opinion, his help is worth being called a dumb ***. He was very generous with his time when I had my Vanco questions. Perhaps he'll be gentle...

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Well, in my opinion, his help is worth being called a dumb ***. He was very generous with his time when I had my Vanco questions. Perhaps he'll be gentle...
He's always been more than generous with his time for my questions too when I've talked to him on the phone or via PM...just got off the phone...got the amount of grief I expected and much less than I deserved...got some good advice and now have a plan of attack....

Back to the garage to finish taking the Bent on out...

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be sure to put in your TJ's axles in it rather than the XJ ones. the TJ shafts are made for larger u-joints.

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be sure to put in your TJ's axles in it rather than the XJ ones. the TJ shafts are made for larger u-joints.
Especially since my TJ shafts are 30 spline inner/outer Chromo ones...
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I got the TJ Axle off this afternoon ("working from home")... It's as bent forward as it is horizontally up and down.. As if the Upper control arm on the passenger side shoved the tube forward and down... I didn't take a pic, and don't know how well it would show up anyhow, but it's pretty evident looking down at the top of the axle. I still can't get the Passanger side long axle shaft out at all, so I might have to cut the tube (or use a big *** slide hammer thing from a friend).

Question about preparing the new replacement axle... should I do anything to clean out the inner tubes...there appears to be a little dried "gunk" in tube from it sitting for a while. I have it completely stripped, degreased, wire wheeled all the loose stuff off and hit with a good coat of primer. Will be hitting with a couple coats of Krylon Rust Tough Enamel paint while I'm waiting for my parts to arrive.
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have the tubes welded and build a truss for the HP. Are you using the Currie upper joint kit?
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do you have a pressure washer you could use to clean the gunk out?

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have the tubes welded and build a truss for the HP. Are you using the Currie upper joint kit?
Um.... I don't even know what a Currie Upper Joint Kit is...

I was just looking at the UCA Bushings on the replacement Axle and they are pretty wore out. The TJ Axle UCA bushings look good, but didn't know if they could be pressed out and back onto the new axle, or if I should just get replacement ones....

What about the inner axle Seals...should I go ahead and get a new set of those too? I think the XJ Axle I'm reusing is an early 90's model (not 100% sure), but it's not a late model...

And I will be be getting some welding assistance from my 4x4Club Members with the LCA Mount Skids, so I guess they could hit the tubes too... another member offered to help fab and weld a truss on if I found some "samples" to copy.

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do you have a pressure washer you could use to clean the gunk out?
I don't, but I'm sure I can find someone who does.
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currie kit
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if your pulling the diff to gear. Put new seals in. It would be dumb not to at that point.
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currie kit
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if your pulling the diff to gear. Put new seals in. It would be dumb not to at that point.
At this point, I don't have another $160...I was hoping to reuse my old bushings, but if I have to buy new ones, then I guess I could spring for these instead...

Thinking about it, and talking to MrBlaine the other night... i'm treating this as a "throw away" axle... It's not my "Long term" axle I don't think...if I can truss for cheap, then maybe... but spending $ on the Currie Kit for something that I expect to bend/break at some point down the road... I dunno...

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it that's the case. swap in or buy new bushings. Plate the pass upper mount and lowers. You can build a truss cheap. Heck I think the T&T truss is under 150.
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