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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Burt4x4, May 21, 2001.

  1. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Hey gang I did it!![​IMG] Now the rearend is up on jack stands and torn apart but the front is a done deal!! Yaaaa Hooooooooo[​IMG] Now just pray for me that is works LOL!!
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    Here is the dial indacator I got from HarborFright fer 18 bucks, checking the backlash.
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    This is the pattern I left it at. seamed to be even from top to bottom? What do you all think? I'm NOT gonna change it so keep the prayers long and the fingers crossed[​IMG]
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    Here is my Dana60 all tore apart, well I still have to get that damn pinion nut off!!! That sucker is on there good[​IMG] My impact couldn't bust it loose[​IMG] so I am soaking it with penetrant hope that will help.? Might have to whip out the oxy/accediline and torch the freakin nut off[​IMG]
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    The axels I have are MarkWilliams 1.5 35 spline[​IMG]BEEEFFY

    I have 4 wounds/scratches on my right hand and 3 on my left. Gotta LOVEIT!!![​IMG] My garage has a nice gearoil smell to it too, aaahhhhh YES gotta love 90wt.

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  2. ftn96

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    Hey Burt, great to hear it. Since your not gonna change the pinion depth and keep that pattern, Im gonna tell you that it looks good. LMFAO!!! However, It is not perfect. The pinion depth could be a little deeper. But it looks like it will last a few years anyway. Ie that is the front end, it wont get used as much. I would however.. take more time to get the rear one as close to perfect as possible. As it will be getting constant abuse.
    Not a virgin anymore. How was your first piece?

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  3. chvyhs

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    Your set up looks good. What kind of front end is that, A Dana 44? Where did you get the information on how to do it? I'm working up the courage to do my own front end. Keep us informed on how everything goes in the long run.
     
  4. Burt4x4

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    Ya I saw that too but from the patterns I had on paper/pics it seamed to an aceptiable depth. So I talked myself into leaving it like that. I said ahh close enough...... Now the rear I will be sure to get it dead center, well I'm gonna try too anyway!
    Few I just added up the time it took me to rebuild the front 26hrs total, damn! But I replaced everything but the balljoints(5yrs old) so it is all well worth it! I don't think the rear is gonna take as much time.....I hope anyway[​IMG]


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  5. Burt4x4

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    Yes Dana44. I got most of the info from this message board! It was a key factor in me getting the courage to doit myself. I am SO GLAD I did!! Ya it was allot of work and I lost some blood over it but hey wasn't the first time and I'm sure it won't be the last time my rig bites me[​IMG].
    I hope to have a complete write up from start to finninsh to share with all that are interested.....
    GOFORIT!! Lots of beer and patients is the key(the beer is for when Mr. Murphy shows up and ends the days work![​IMG])

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  6. ftn96

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    Yeah, the first time is always a little longer cause your a bit nervous nad you have to learn yourself on a few things as you go. I will bet that you can do the rear in half that time. The front normally does take a little longer due to the extra parts.
    Now when you get the rear done you need to break them in with a drive out here to Tennessee so we can wheel, listen to some Zap Lappelin and drink some cold ones.

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  7. Burt4x4

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    hahahLOL I wish I could take the time to comon out there and thank you personally for all your help!! You and the others were a GREAT help and I truly thankyou for taking the time to reply to all my questions!
    OH and CK5 thank you too for having this board up and running!! once again this MBoard has brought me and my rig to the next level!! YYYYYAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. Burt4x4

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    Do you guys think it would cause any problems if I cut the pinion nut off with a torch? Will the gear oil catch on fire?
    I would hate to burn up my rig[​IMG].......
    Or mabie I should tryit with a sawsall first?
    What do ya think?
    Just aticipating I won't beable to get that damn nut off. It is getting kinda scraped up by the impact gun and may strip out on me???&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;........??

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  9. HarryH3

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    You'll need a BIG impact gun to get that mutha off of there. Those pinion nuts are torqued down to 240-300 lb/ft at the factory. That won't be coming off with a $39 1/2-inch-drive impact gun! A 3/4-inch drive pull handle with a large piece of pipe will also do the trick. Next you'll have to figure out how you're going to torque the new nut to that setting. [​IMG]

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  10. Burt4x4

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    Hey i paid $99 for my impact LOL. Ya I was thinking of calling the local rental supply and see if they have a huge 3/4" drive with 300+ torque. Mine is a Ingersol-Rand (sp?) 225ftlbs 1/2inch drive.

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  11. Executioner

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    First step remove/loosen pinion nut for your application.
    Next eat your wheatie's, rent a big inpact !
    You can always but it back together and start over ! First step loosen/remove pinion nut
    Good luck it will come off.
     
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    If youve got a good way to hold the pinion from turning ,Ive had beter luck gettin that nut off with a ratchet and a long pipe slipped over the end of it for a cheater.I know this might be tuff being under the truck but it might be worth a shot. Snap on works well but Craftman ratchets do not respond well to this type of abuse ,but hey life time waranty is life time waranty.They wont start givin ya crap till after you take back 3 broken ratchets in an hour and a half. :) Good luck.

    All work and no beer makes Frizz a dull boy<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by FRIZZLEFRY on 05/21/01 02:31 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  13. Burt4x4

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    Execu., I didn't understand a word you said. Are you smoking crack again?[​IMG]

    Ok I'm gonna try the bar trick if I can figure out how to hold that pinion well enough to jump on the bar[​IMG] and not crack my head on the driveway. If not then off to the rental shop for the biggest impact they got.

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    ROFLMFAO!!!!!!!!!

    Will work for beer, parts and tools.
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  15. HarryH3

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    I held my pinion still using a 24-inch pipe wrench. I put 3 layers of duct tape over each jaw of the wrench, to keep it from chewing on the yoke. Then wrapped tape around the whole mess to keep it from falling off the yoke. Braced the handle of the pipe wrench against the floor then crawled out and stood on the end of the pipe that was on the 1/2-inch pull handle (don't like to do that to ratchets!) [​IMG]

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  16. Burt4x4

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    Hey GREAT!! I have a pipe wrench and duct tape! SWEET great idea dude!
    Thanks a TON!
    I'll let you know tomorrow if I landed on my arse! LOL[​IMG]

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    No crack here,I just havent had a beer in about a month cuz Im tryin to save $$$for July.I made a tool to hold the pinion .Its 1"x1"x5' long steel square bar.On one end of that I have a 1"x1"x10" piece that gets bolted to it.You put the yoke between the 2 pieces then tighten down the bolts that hold the 2 pieces together .This clamps the yoke and keeps it from turning.Its a tad on the heavy side (50lbs) so I cant mail it and I know its a bit of a drive but you could come get it if ya need it.

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    To lossen/remove pinion nut .
    1. remvoe driveshaft.
    2. place scket on nut
    3. apply torque
    Get it ?
     
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    Here's my pinion nut getting tightened.
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    I couldn't imaging trying to get that off! They have a very large wrench holding the yoke. This is where the BFW comes in handy!

    Shawn
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    Thats pretty much the same thing that I made.

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