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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chiefheaphy, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. chiefheaphy

    chiefheaphy 1/2 ton status

    Mar 13, 2007
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    East MASS
    what is the best way to go about dissasembling the front axle u-joints? I know there are usually c-clips that need to come out, but I either cant find them or dont know where to look. There oem spicer 1986 1-ton.

    I'm getting sick of wire brushes on grinders and drills to clean rust. Is it worth building my own or buying a sandblaster, or does anyone know of any paint prep/rust remover procedures that work well?

  2. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status Premium Member

    Aug 5, 2002
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    Sacramento, CA
    The C clips on axle shafts are on the inside of the cup not outside like the driveshaft.

    For rust I use different things for different places.
    On thread and important parts I use PB blaster or any rust eater spray.
    On steel or cast pieces that just need cleaning I do sand blast or lightly wire brush then paint with rustoleum.
    A sand blaster is definitely something I don't regret buying, in fact I regret buying a small portable blaster, I need to get the big pressurized tank.

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