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Question about axles stands (for working on axles) and about moving axles

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jjlaughner, Aug 4, 2003.

  1. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    Here's the deal, usually when I'm in the mood to do something there's no one around here. How do you move your axles around when working on them or installing/removing?
    Anyone use some type of an axle stand/sawhorse setup when regearing or building axles to get them up off the floor?
     
  2. SUBFAN

    SUBFAN 1/2 ton status

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    Jack stands, you can never have to many of them....
     
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    bablazer73 1/2 ton status

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    To get them out from under the truck, I just use my floor jack. Balance it on it and roll it around. I have a set of 6 ton stands that get the axel about 2' off the ground. I have used the plow lift on the front of my blazer to carry them from 1 place to another. I have even brought axels home from the scrap yard using my plow! use a chain around axel, lift ram as high as it will go, strap chain to plow safty hook and use some ratchet straps to secure. I also do this to move them around my yard at home.
     
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    I use four wheel furniture dollys to get my axles out from under the truck then I pick them up with an engine hoist. It`s a one man operation that way.
     
  5. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    Thats a good idea! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Jack stands, you can never have to many of them....

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    Yep, I have 2 6ton, 4 2tons /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    the 6ton jacks might work to prop the axle up /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
    I was thinking waist heigth because I'm lazy /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    i think there was a post on here about 'look @ my axles'in the past week or two and the guy had some 'home-grown' axle stands with wheels under it. Looked pretty handy. It was a 14FF with disc if i remember, but the axle carts looked just about as nice as the axles!
    I've used the jack-stands myself so far, but dang, that's a handful solo!
     
  8. willyswanter

    willyswanter 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Here is mine:

    [​IMG]

    I've made about 6 of these so far, since, well, I had 6 axles floating around at one time...
     
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    Would you posting some materials requirements and how you did them? I'd love to build a ste or two as I'm gomma have a 14B and a D44 that are in my garage for 8-10 mos. I'ld be nice to have them mobile.
    Thanks.
     
  10. Shawn

    Shawn 1/2 ton status Premium Member Author

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    I just made a simple one to work on mine.

    [​IMG]
     
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    willyswanter 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    -10 feet of 2x6 from home depot
    -4 2.5" casters from home depot
    -20 3" wood screws
    -16 1.5" wood screws for casters.

    Dats about it /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     

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