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10 bolt shaft break

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Cricket, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. Cricket

    Cricket 3/4 ton status

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    Thought some of you 10 bolt axle guys might find this interesting.
     
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  2. 89GMCSuburban

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  3. muddybuddy

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    what size tires did that? good thing im buyin a 60 :D
     
  4. Cricket

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    I bought this axle off a 1980 3/4 ton stock truck so I could get the 8 lug hubs for my swap. This was the reason the PO sold it.

    Good demo of something that could happen on trail run. In order to get the inner shaft out past the knuckle I had to use a cut-off wheel on the joint ears.

    Fun-fun for me, my 1st up close encounter pulling a busted axle apart.
     
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    so that explains why nobosy will buy my 10b shafts :haha: :haha:
     
  6. Cricket

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    Ha, that's exactly why somebody should buy them for spares. :D
     
  7. 89GMCSuburban

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    You mess with that lower ball joint at all? Where'd you break it??
     
  8. muddybuddy

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    ur right they should, but nobody wants them :doah: and i know not everybody is goin to a 60
     
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    You are gonna have a BLast getting the nut off that lower ball joint!!
     
  10. Cricket

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    Once I got the shafts out the nut was easy to reach. :D All I need now is a wider pickle fork to pop the knuckles off. My tie rod fork is too skinny. I didn't mess with the ball joint and the break was at the u-joint ears - more of a shear.

    Mike PM me your addy again and I'll send you the spicer lockouts.
     
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    Ummmmmm should I go check those two boxes you just sent me? lol j/k!!!
     
  12. Cricket

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    Don't worry Shane. The shafts you got didn't come out of this axle.
     
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    Why do you need to pull the knuckle if all your doing is converting another axle to 8 lug? Its the same knuckle.... :confused:
     
  14. Cricket

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    Experience.

    The more I know about taking it apart and putting it back together the better off I'll be if something breaks.
     
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    My son did the same thing yesterday on the drivers side of his lockrite'd 10 bolt. Already had spares at the house.
     
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    I think that break might, just maybe, have something to do with the original 1980's super dry, really rusty, hasn't seen grease in 10 years, u-joint. That is just a possibility.

    PS D60's break too :doah:
     
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    dont tell me 60s break....blah blah blah i cant hear you blah blah
     

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