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I would expect no less.
dont worry i wont postem here.....it offends people..
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I would venture to say probably just the C broke on the axle, that axle was heavy as hell and it would take a lot to break a tube i would think... but i guess the pictures will tell the tale when they post um up tonight!
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my dana 44 fell out of my truck. just droke of of the brake pads.
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No post them, I wanna see.
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bla i wanna see those pics of the truck damn it all
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Eh, it blows about the axle, but it's all good.

I'm guessing that Jey will post some more pics, it just takes forever to upload them & get them hosted.

WOO!

Brenton
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that blows>>>>>
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that axle was heavy as hell
ha yea tell me about it..unloadin it out my truck got me 2 days off from work and some back muscle relaxers (sp?)
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What happened to the axle? I'm not clear on exactly what needs to be repaired?

Is it one of the inner c's that got broken or bent? How did it break? Just wanted to clarify what the problem was.

BTW, good progress so far.
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Ok so evidently the doner vehicle for the axle had been wrecked, ran into a ditch. Upon assembleing the axle, come to find out the drivers side inner-c is stretched open about 1/8-3/8 of an inch. That was the upper ball joint wouldn't even come close to seating all the way, so, I tried using the balljoint and a 40" peice of pipe to tighten it and squeeze/bend it back down. Either way I would have to replace the inner-c if it didn't work. With about 1/16" of an inch left to go, the c cracked on the outer edge of the balljoint boss. In the middle of an impact area (hammer, ditch, who knows).

I have about 4 dana 44's at my house currently, and luckily a junker chevy 44 that had a good drivers side C on it. Cut it off, cut off the broken c, and today I will put on the good c and weld it up. After I go get the power steering hose made, get some bolts for steering and get more wheel studs. If I can get the C on the axle and welded up no problem, I should get alot accomplished today. Anyways, everyone wants to see pictures.

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crack.

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Removal, cut off the weld, and grind into the inner c until you can see the crack b/t the c and the tube.

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heat up the c, then beat the everyliving hell out of it until you get it to turn, then knock it off.

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Steering box mounted.

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One more time.

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Holy smokes, looks like it's coming together nicely.

It sucks about the inner C & I thank you for doing this for me.

Brenton
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Nice work guys. Truck is going to pretty big Brenton.
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Hum, didn't realize that the C was bent. I didn't disassemble the axle so I didn't have any way of knowing. Also, the axle had been pulled from the donor vehicle before I stumbled across it at the J/Y. At least it'll be a pretty easy fix.

Jey, you were going to have to rotate the inner c's for proper caster anyway wheren't you?
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good job! can't wait to see it on tires!
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Nice progress!
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Very nice that things going to be huge
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jealousy is taking over, i want a straight axle so bad now.....
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Jey, you were going to have to rotate the inner c's for proper caster anyway wheren't you?
Not this time, I have his leafs mounted almost perfectly level so caster and pinion angle are ok still.
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Lookin good! Mine is next
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Not this time, I have his leafs mounted almost perfectly level so caster and pinion angle are ok still.

Gotcha, glad you had an extra inner C on hand. Nice work so far on the fab. Are you going to trim the 90* corners off the spring hangers? Obviously it's mostly cosmetic but it wouldn't hurt to at least round them off or cut them at a 45* angle. Fewer sharp edges to bash your head against.
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Dang I'm so jealous. How many inches of lift overall?
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Dang I'm so jealous. How many inches of lift overall?

Probably hard to say without tires or the rear of the truck done... but it looks like a freakin lot!
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Probably hard to say without tires or the rear of the truck done... but it looks like a freakin lot!
True!
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looking good guys, i cant wait to see it done
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