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Removing Spring Perches

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by petryshyn, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. petryshyn

    petryshyn 1/2 ton status

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    What is an easy way to remove these perches. Also how does the factory weld look on the axel, looking at mine I believe it is not stock. I was going to grind the welds off and then hopefully they would pop off. Also when I go to put the perches back on should i use the stock ones of fab up something myself.

    Another question, does anyone have a simple way to plug up the diff breath cover for storage and when i put new oil in so i don't get water in it?

    Thanks
     
  2. stockk5

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    hey, you can get new spring perches at napa.
     
  3. scrappy88

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    Grind the welds and then use a BFH to finish the job, works great. Also, I wouldn't completely seal the breather hole even for storage. Air pressure in the axle will push oil out the seals when it gets warm even from the weather or sitting in the sun. Cover it with something but make sure it isn't air-tight.
     
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    BIG F'N HAMMER.....It's a technical term :D
     
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    OOOOOOOOOOOH! they always get me on the technicalities! :blush:
     
  7. 86chevybanshee

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    i asked this question a week or to back.

    i followed a few members advise and used an angle grinder with a cut off wheel on it, grind/follow the weld on the sides and 2 ends, then wack it with a hammer, they will pop right off. took me about 5 mins and 2 cheapo cut off wheels
     
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    I use a scarfing tip on my torch.You can cut realy close without getting into the tube.
    [​IMG]

    And making perches is easy enough and they are better than anything you can buy :D

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  9. big83chevy4x4

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    i wish i knew about those when i cut mine off, on the second one i cut, i didn;t have the torch level enough and i cut into the housing. it didn;t look like it went all the way threw, but when i turned it over, gear oil seaped out of it. i cleaned it up and welded it then ground it back down so you will never see my screw up :laugh:
     
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    i have a question for you guys, if you cut into the tubing about the depth of the thickness of a quater is this a problem and did i destroy the rear end?
     
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    no, just weld it up and grind it down
     

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