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Unread 10-10-2010, 08:48 PM   #76
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Looking at that last pic, it appears the one shaft is a Yukon. Look at the end, the shape of their logo is still there.

Very nice catch! I was trying to figure out who made that thing. Does it mean it is a chromoly??

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Unread 10-10-2010, 08:48 PM   #77
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looks good. congrats
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Unread 10-10-2010, 08:58 PM   #78
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Very nice catch! I was trying to figure out who made that thing. Does it mean it is a chromoly??
It could be, but most likely just a oem replacement shaft.
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Unread 10-10-2010, 09:04 PM   #79
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It could be, but most likely just a oem replacement shaft.
Cool! Thanks either way.

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looks good. congrats
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Unread 10-10-2010, 09:32 PM   #80
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It could be, but most likely just a oem replacement shaft.
Yep, very likely a 1541-H shaft especially given the fact that they only replaced or appeared to replace one side.
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Unread 10-16-2010, 01:04 PM   #81
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UPDATE!!

So I got a great visit today from the Fedex guy. Also, yesterday the UPS guy delivered my Brake hoses and lines from Savvy (pic below). Fedex brought me all kinds of goodies today. Pretty much everything I need to finish up the axle shafts (pics below). I got new seals, bearings, retainer plates, retaining rings, a new pinion nut and 10 disc brake studs. Speaking of disc brakes, I just got back from a junkyard and got my conversion off a 97 ZJ. Read my other thread here on pulling them from the yard.

I also got my 8 flange bolts grounded down on the sides to fit and the upset locking nuts.

Almost there fellas!! Im excited









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Unread 10-16-2010, 09:20 PM   #82
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Hey does anyone have a link on how and what order these pieces get installed on the shafts?? For example...What direction does the 4 bolt retainer go?? Which way does the seal get installed?? Which side goes up on the bearings?? I dont want to install these pieces then have to turn around and reinstall them correctly. Thanks
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Hey does anyone have a link on how and what order these pieces get installed on the shafts?? For example...What direction does the 4 bolt retainer go?? Which way does the seal get installed?? Which side goes up on the bearings?? I dont want to install these pieces then have to turn around and reinstall them correctly. Thanks
Stu's site has a pic for you.

With the shaft spline end up. Drop the parts on in this order and orientation-

4 bolt retainer with the formed lip facing up

Oil seal with the open end facing up, seal end down

Bearing with race up. There is a line around the bearing where the race separates from the bearing. That line is closer to one end, the end with the line closest to the side goes down which puts the race up.

Shaft collar. If you can find a difference in the sides, put the pretty side up. Otherwise, it goes on either direction.

Press the bearing on first with the other pieces in place, then press on the shaft collar. Before you slide the oil seal on, fill the small space between the two seal lips with some axle bearing grease so you aren't starting it dry.

BTW- you need to practice your grinding.
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Unread 10-16-2010, 10:15 PM   #84
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Stu's site has a pic for you.

With the shaft spline end up. Drop the parts on in this order and orientation-

4 bolt retainer with the formed lip facing up

Oil seal with the open end facing up, seal end down

Bearing with race up. There is a line around the bearing where the race separates from the bearing. That line is closer to one end, the end with the line closest to the side goes down which puts the race up.

Shaft collar. If you can find a difference in the sides, put the pretty side up. Otherwise, it goes on either direction.

Press the bearing on first with the other pieces in place, then press on the shaft collar. Before you slide the oil seal on, fill the small space between the two seal lips with some axle bearing grease so you aren't starting it dry.

BTW- you need to practice your grinding.
Cool! Thanks yet again mrblaine. Hey I did that grinding with my angle grinder laying on the ground and me holding the bolt up to the grinder. Whatever works huh! I tested every one of them and they all fit. I live in an apartment and dont have a garage. So no vice here. Just me holding the bolt. Let me tell ya those suckers got hot!!
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Cool! Thanks yet again mrblaine. Hey I did that grinding with my angle grinder laying on the ground and me holding the bolt up to the grinder. Whatever works huh! I tested every one of them and they all fit. I live in an apartment and dont have a garage. So no vice here. Just me holding the bolt. Let me tell ya those suckers got hot!!
Make a redneck vise. Get two pair of vise grips. Clamp the bolt with one and then use the other pair to clamp the first set to something like a Jeep bumper.

And since you're new to grinders, fair warning, the sparks will starts fires and ruin windshields in a heartbeat.
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Make a redneck vise. Get two pair of vise grips. Clamp the bolt with one and then use the other pair to clamp the first set to something like a Jeep bumper.

And since you're new to grinders, fair warning, the sparks will starts fires and ruin windshields in a heartbeat.
Nice! Good to know. That means I can drink my Budweiser while grinding as well!
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Unread 10-16-2010, 10:35 PM   #87
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So according to stu's pic and the pic I posted here of the bearing. The way I have the bearing sitting there on the box. Is the way it goes on the shaft??



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So according to stu's pic and the pic I posted here of the bearing. The way I have the bearing sitting there on the box. Is the way it goes on the shaft??



Stu's pic

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Ok..ok..ok! I am really not that good at this stuff. I basically had to feel warm and fuzzy. You did good holding my hand. I appreciate it! Thank You! That is enough from me for now.

Hey I heard of people pressing these on with a pipe and a BFH?? What are your thoughts on that? Its obviously much better to have a shop press them on. I'd imagine it wouldnt cost that much. But, I do like the idea of saving money for sure.
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Ok..ok..ok! I am really not that good at this stuff. I basically had to feel warm and fuzzy. You did good holding my hand. I appreciate it! Thank You! That is enough from me for now.

Hey I heard of people pressing these on with a pipe and a BFH?? What are your thoughts on that? Its obviously much better to have a shop press them on. I'd imagine it wouldnt cost that much. But, I do like the idea of saving money for sure.
You bought the bearings and stuff, you know what they cost. If you screw them up, how much did you save?

I press them on for folks all the time for no charge. It's literally a 10 minute job with a good shop press.
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