axle staightening

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by RUSS84K5, Jan 23, 2001.

  1. RUSS84K5

    RUSS84K5 1/2 ton status

    Jan 9, 2001
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    I have a dana 60 houseing that is bent. The long side tube is staight but not in line with the short side. This makes me think that the deformation is in the center houseing. Dose anyone know if it can be staightened. If so then by whom.
    If it can be fixed then I can move the nuckles from my coplete Ford 60 to that one and use and give it to my Dad, then I can justify GM nuckle assemblies so I can go 35 spline stubs on my Ford front end.
  2. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

    Sep 15, 2000
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    Carbondale Colorado
    I had some slop in my 10 bolt housing just like that, but we tried bending it back and it just wouldn't stay, so I bent it straight and welded a truss system to it. That did the trick. Keep an eye on how straight you want it. Front axles can be pretty tolerant since you have so many things that can move on the outside. And a lot of the front axles only see intermittant use, so it may not be critical to get it perfect. I've put front inner shafts in a lathe before and it's kind of ugly. They resembled a dog's leg going around in there, and they still worked fine! So if that works, a little angle may work too.

    Making the world better, one truck at a time.

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