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yea i screwed myself there

who woulda thought they would have made the wedges part of the ****ing tube.. *shrugs*

hell i was at the JY picking up the yoda steering shaft and saw a 77? F150 with the weld on wedges i wish i had waited..
um I did, I TOLD YOU!!!!!
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i knew they were cast on.. but i didnt know the wedges were hollow :(

and what do you mean "if i knew thats what you were doing"
the axle i was planning on buying?
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I thought your axle had weld on Cs, I have the exact same d44, I would have saved you a lot of $$$ on that...
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i thought u had one out of an EB?
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nope 79 FULLSIZE bronco...
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well ****!

if i had the money to get you up here :(
i heard early bronco

i would have taken that from you while i was down there too.
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yeah, hindsight is 20/20 eh?

its ok, Im excited to see my parts actually get used
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So cast on wedges means that they cannot be removed? as they are part of the axle tube?
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So cast on wedges means that they cannot be removed? as they are part of the axle tube?
yeah. there are d44s with weld on wedges, if you get a radius arm axle, those are the ones to get...
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you can always have them retubed from the housing out.
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you can always have them retubed from the housing out.
for more than the price of a new axle...

I had a f250 HD leaf sprung hounsing for him for 100 bucks and he told me its ok...

TARD!
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for more than the price of a new axle...

I had a f250 HD leaf sprung hounsing for him for 100 bucks and he told me its ok...

TARD!
lol! well i gave one of those away.
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lol! well i gave one of those away.




this one had the flat top knuckles as well eh...
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Mmmmm.. Cookie!
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for more than the price of a new axle...

I had a f250 HD leaf sprung hounsing for him for 100 bucks and he told me its ok...

TARD!
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you couldnt get it off the truck at the JY and i didnt have time to go try my luck
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you can always have them retubed from the housing out.
$30/ft for 3"x.250 DOM
i would still because i really only need to do the driver side right now so my perch isn't all funky and i don't have to run different size U-bolts but then i run into the time restriction. im running out of time quickly


the school doesnt have a fixture to hold the D44 like they have to narrow 9"



update, we have the axle under the truck centered, the front 2x4x.250 cross member welded on, i made the shackles today out of 3/8" plate, they are 6" tip to tip the holes will probably be like 4.5" apart.

tomorrow i want to get the hangers built and the drop bracket to hold the spring hanger built. i need to order some bolts and bushings tonight


and i got the PSC TRE's/jam nuts and weld-in sleeves today along with the All Pro pitman arm, i should be getting all the p/s hose fittings tomorrow

oh yea, 25" steel braided brake line.. not long enough
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So cast on wedges means that they cannot be removed? as they are part of the axle tube?
yes, and by PART i do mean.. the tube isnt round on the inside.. its the same shape as the wedge because the wedge is hollow.. at the dumbass that designed that ****
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you couldnt get it off the truck at the JY and i didnt have time to go try my luck
I was gonna go back but you didnt seem interested. its all good though!
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nice axial crawler. i wanted one real bad. you need to get this done and get to wheeling!
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nice axial crawler. i wanted one real bad. you need to get this done and get to wheeling!

was just about to say the same thing, i have an axial, tons of fun!!
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I was gonna go back but you didnt seem interested. its all good though!
well my bad lol
i wanted it i just didnt want to make you go through that much trouble getting all the stuff together.

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nice axial crawler. i wanted one real bad. you need to get this done and get to wheeling!
tell me about it!
its gonna be a while though, i still need to get a rear axle under there so the gear ratios will match, and i need to level the back out because its gonna be hella lower than the front

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was just about to say the same thing, i have an axial, tons of fun!!
i sent my buddy down. he didnt understand "buy the cheaper one" and got the Ready to run one.. so now its probably a pain in the *** to put the aluminum links in, the plastic ones like to bow out and twist lol

thanks though i love it. i've done a few cheap mods, i took the foam out of the tires, put a few hundred BBs in each tire and held air out while i tightened the bead locks down.. traction is not an issue for the thing.
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matt check your pm's please :)
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From someone who actually runs a spool, not who knows someones buddy who's cousin ran one back in the day.

They work. They're cheap. If you need them to unlock, hop out and unlock the hub. Hydro assist is recomended, but when your on the gas and turning, no matter what kind of locker is in the front, it will be just as "hard" to turn as a spool.
Sorry, didn't realize that you were the authority when I was offering my 02 cents. I guess I don't know too much since I've helped install em, ridden in rigs with em etc.

As far as my no-slip being hard to turn when on the gas, not a problem, and I still have IFS (And I've wheeled the crap outta my truck).

Sorry don't mean to jack the thread.
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i had IFS with a locker(spool) as ive said many times

and i've had many problems.. as soon as i take pictures again i'll take pics of all the broken ****.

/thread jack

back on topic


no more trying to convince me not to run a spool.. if your that convinced send me a new carrier that will work for 5.13s and a lunch box locker in it or a full carrier locker.. until then everyone shut up about how a spool is a bad idea.
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hey dude,

you should run a spool
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