Axle suprises

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  1. Sep 11, 2006
    willysnut

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    If you put the lockright in the front you'll want to remove the interloc pill from the D18 TC, that way you can have 2lo to help steer that muther on a tight trail. AMHIK
     
  2. Sep 11, 2006
    godevil

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    Well I won't quit my dayjob just yet but I think this turned out pretty well. Well enough that I am going to use it for sure.
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  3. Sep 12, 2006
    NoFlyZone

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    That cam out pretty nice. I would be very comfortable on that. Its not like you are doing 70 miles per hour. Compare that to a 50 year old worn out piece.
     
  4. Oct 3, 2006
    DrewDog_CJ3A

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    Just to stir the pot a little more, In my group, we have three CJ-7's (front and rear welded), two CJ-2A's (front welded), one CJ-5 (front welded), and a CJ-6 (front welded).

    After about 3 year running (very hard running), I can say that the only thing that broke was the front drive shafts on one of the CJ-7's (he has a 304 and a very heavy foot!!)

    The trick is to have the spiders completely clean and dry before welding. And only weld / fill the spiders in 2 spots on each gear. That way there is a little "give" to it.

    We are also starting to weld in a magnet on the bottom of the differential case just in case something did let loose.

    My $.02

    P.S. I do not have anything locked yet. With 33x13.50 and no power steering yet, I would need to weightlift for about 3 years in order to turn the wheel if locked.

    P.S.X2 The turning radius is reduced to about half when locked. Most of my guy's run in 2wd on easy going trails. When the times get rough, they lock in and is very impressive!!!!
     
  5. Oct 4, 2006
    53Flattie

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    Weld it!!!!

    And run the locking hubs up front. It's about an hour's drive from Crawfords to the trailhead (only about 20 miles, but it's slow-going). You'll appreciate the ability to "unlock" the front while making that trip.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2006
    DrewDog_CJ3A

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    Definately get locking hubs!!! Quality ones are worth every penny!!
     
  7. Oct 4, 2006
    Extreem

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    Nice repair ! What did you use for a welder, stick or Mig ? If stick, what rod did you choose ?

    Extreem
     
  8. Oct 4, 2006
    godevil

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    Thanks for rhe responses, just the feedback I needed.
    We used a Tig welder to fix the ball joint and then a small die grinder.
    I have bought some warn premium's from Crage but plan on keeping the flanges as spares.
    The locker went in the front very easily, would recomend it to anyone. Remember though the cost of the locker isn't where it stops,I went with all new bearings and races, Studded the knuckles,Had to buy a new axleshaft and upgraded to better locking hubs.
    My rear is being welded by some local rockcrawler's who know much more about that than I do. I am going to trust their judgement While dismissing their advice to buy Rockwells.
     
  9. Oct 4, 2006
    neptco19

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    Good deal on getting it all back together. What size tires are you going to be running at Tellico?

    If you need some rocks or know someone who does let me know, I stumbled across a heap of steering axles.
     
  10. Oct 4, 2006
    godevil

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    Jason I need 2.
    I Have a Scout 800 project on the side.
    PM me with info.
    I will be running 7.50/16 ndt's at Tellico, got to show up those Bronco guys with some style!
     
  11. Oct 4, 2006
    neptco19

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    How tall is a 7.50? Sorry not up to date on my NDT sizes :oops:

    Sending a PM
     
  12. Oct 4, 2006
    godevil

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  13. Oct 5, 2006
    NoFlyZone

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    Any more pics of the axle work? Did you have a machine shop do the knuckle work?
     
  14. Oct 5, 2006
    godevil

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    I will take some more pics as I put everything back together,still not there yet.
    Simmons machine shop on Hwy 61 spotfaced my knuckles for me.
    Donnie
     
  15. Oct 5, 2006
    NoFlyZone

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    I'll look them up when it comes time. I'm still trying to decide if I want to refurb this D27 or go with a later D30.
     
  16. Oct 9, 2006
    godevil

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    Weekend update, not really sure I will have this thing ready for Tellico....

    Welded Rear.
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    Locker installed in front.
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    Studded Knuckles.
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    Front back together with 10" backing plates.
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  17. Oct 9, 2006
    53Flattie

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    Looks to me like you're making GREAT progress! What do you have left that you don't think you'll get done?
     
  18. Oct 9, 2006
    cj5 buggy

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    It is looking great for sure... i say you'll be ready...
     
  19. Oct 9, 2006
    jpflat2a

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    I could be wrong, but....
    are the backing plates reversed ?
    seems the adjuster opening should be at the rear, not at the front
    but then, it's been a loooonggg time since I have inspected 10" brakes
     
  20. Oct 10, 2006
    godevil

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    Huh.... didnn't notice.
    will definatly have to check.
    :rofl:
    Worked again all night tonight,I may make it but will be so tired I will just sleep at camp all weekend.......,
    Donnie
     

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