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How Fast are You?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Hossbaby50, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    At changing axleshafts? This mostly relates to 1/2 ton guys.

    I swapped out my shortside axleshaft in my 10 bolt front in 25 minutes today. :waytogo: What are your record times? :whistle:

    Harley
     
  2. rubbinz raczn

    rubbinz raczn 1/2 ton status

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    :bow: never timed it but that sounds like a challenge:thinking:
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    i use to do the dana 44 short side in my dads old 70 3/4 gmc with open knuckle and drum brakes in 30 min in the snow with only hand tools and all my self at age 12-14 when i was yunger .:eek: the yokes were sometimes bent bad and i just got the BFH and beet the hel out of them and that was still fast.:cool1: that was with a spare shaft tho complet ready to go. was yours that way?:ears:
     
  4. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I caught mine before it broke. The stub shaft ears where wallowed out and the tach welds I placed on the caps to hold them in place where broken on 2 of the caps. If I had gone on another wheeling run with this axleshaft it would have been toast and would have been ugly and a PITA to get out.

    Harley
     
  5. beater_k20

    beater_k20 Banned

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    dont know about changing a shaft, but my buddy and i did the brakes on my '77 a few months ago in 13 minutes. that includes unloading the tools from my '91, getting the truck on 4 jackstands with all 4 wheels/tires off, installing new calipers and pads on the front, bleeding all 4 corners, truck back on all 4 tires, and a test drive. oh yeah... all hand tools.
     
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    :weld: :grind: :hack: :weld: :grind: :hack:

    It takes me a couple days, but I get in no hurry.
     
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    Me and my friend did a rear end swap in his K10 with 20" lift and 44's in 27 minutes start to stop, but we cheated and used an impact wrench.
     
  8. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    lets see...
    finding out how to do it properly... 1-2 hours
    learning the basics and knowing all the names of the parts...1 hour
    finding time to actually try...couple days
    confused and trying to do it without losing patients...2 hours
    back on ck5 trying to find out how to finish...1 hour of wating
    ahhh!
    1 day and 4-5 hours for me...
    I need to learn more:confused:
     
  9. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    For the rears, my average is probably 4 days. Every other (if not more) rear 1/2 ton/car diff I've taken the cover off of, have had a broken pinion shaft lock bolt. :)
     
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    therobzilla 1/2 ton status

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    Harley,

    Your getting good, but you still have to beat my all time record of 23 minutes start to stop. Yes that is correct, and that's with witnesses. :blush:



    Tellico, NC in the snow with the Georgia Bounty Runners on the Winter Maddness run. and that was the second short side for the day!!!!



    But you are the man!!!!!!!!!!



    Rob
     
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    OLD DAWG 1/2 ton status

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    Christ, it takes me longer than that to take a dump;)
     
  12. k5floyd

    k5floyd 1/2 ton status

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    im with you brother, lol
     
  13. 79Beast

    79Beast 1/2 ton status

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    I wanna play too! Ok, so it's a little different swapping out 1ton front axleshafts, but I can still do either side in about 30 mins. Add a few more mins if I use all handtools or do it on the trail. I think I've had more hassle swapping out broken rear axles than I have fronts. They always seem to be harder to get all the pieces out.
     
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    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    I'm going on about 8 months now... :p:
    Still waiting for my flat tops and crossover parts and pop in the new spicer ujoints
     
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    I got 1 year out of that joint. It saw 10 good runs and a couple little fun runs with a locker and 35's before it gave up. It wasn't even a new joint when I installed that axle. It said Spicer on it and it moved fine so I tached the caps in place and ran it. It wasn't even a 760x, it was the older 297x joint with god knows how many miles on it before I got it. I can't complain. Now hopefully this one with a new Spicer 760 in it will last as long or longer.

    Harley
     

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