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Can a D60 axle shaft ear be straightened, and still be serviceable?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by FWP, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. FWP

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    Does anyone know of the best method to straighten the ears out, so a U-joint will fit? I want to put the shafts in and run them regularly on the trails. Will the straightened shaft live through the torture I will put it through? Or is it a lost cause? Need advice here /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif


    Here's the story behind it....
    The shafts I'm currently running are the necked down style. I have a spare set of the non- necked down shafts that the ears were bent by someone trying to remove the U-joints. The inner side of the snap ring surface measures 2.990 and the outer end of the surface is 2.850. I was wanting to straighten these, and run them in the Blazer, using the necked down ones as spares. Whaddya guys think???
     
  2. BadDog

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    That's not too terribly bad. I think I would go for it without too much concern. But, I'm no expert to make the call, just my opinion. Frankly, the new inners are well under $100 from 4WD Warehouse (and others) so is it worth the concern? I might also be inclined to buy another thick inner and use the straightened inner as a spare plus sell the neck-down to someone needing a spare to offset the cost.
     
  3. justhorsinaround

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    I might also be inclined to buy another thick inner and use the straightened inner as a spare plus sell the neck-down to someone needing a spare to offset the cost.

    I had to read that one twice before I got the gist of it. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif But I do agree with what he said. That is if you can pony up the bucks in the first place to buy the new parts. Good luck to ya.

    Allan
     

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