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treerootCO
12-24-2006, 01:24 PM
What does it mean when you give it a little too much throttle and the front end goes BANG!! Kinda sounded like Nathaniel on Chinaman's. :o

By pre, pre, run I mean, screwing around on the drifts in front of my house. Looks like I may be wrenching before the snow run. I must say though the best breaks are the ones that happen in the driveway.

treerootCO
12-24-2006, 01:38 PM
I just snapped an axle in my driveway! I am so proud of myself. :p:

Either the long side front, the hub, or a longfield. The locker is still working.

Uncle Ben
12-24-2006, 03:13 PM
I just snapped an axle in my driveway! I am so proud of myself. :p:

Either the long side front, the hub, or the coarse spline pinion. The locker is still working.


Fixed it for ya..... If you were running those absolute POS Newfields it would be an easy guess! Good luck amigo! Need parts let me know....

treerootCO
12-24-2006, 06:59 PM
12/78 FJ40 so I have fine spline 4:11s

I would have posted pics sooner but my PC died for a bit. BIOS battery was dead.


I think I have a spare shaft but I am going to need ideas on how to get the stub out of the longfield.

Romer
12-24-2006, 07:06 PM
I bet those tires are a pain to put back on yourself.

subzali
12-24-2006, 08:40 PM
you mean the stub out of the locker? Stick a magnet down there, maybe instead of all the other metal inside the axle shaft it'll grab the end of the axle. That wasn't a Bobby Longs' inner axle was it?

Uncle Ben
12-24-2006, 11:34 PM
12/78 FJ40 so I have fine spline 4:11s

I would have posted pics sooner but my PC died for a bit. BIOS battery was dead.


I think I have a spare shaft but I am going to need ideas on how to get the stub out of the longfield.

Ohhhh...please tell me you didn't put the circlip on! With Longs you need to do the "Martack." I would use your stick welder and a long bolt. Use the bolt as the welding rod and "stick it" onto the stub so you have something to pull it out with.

Groucho
12-25-2006, 12:33 AM
What does it mean when you give it a little too much throttle and the front end goes BANG!! Kinda sounded like Nathaniel on Chinaman's. :o

OUCH! I know what that sound means. Bad news! The best breaks are the ones that happen in the driveway. When my longside blew on chinamans, I was 75 miles from my driveway, but the best 4x4 people on the planet got it so I could go home. Then 5 miles after I got home, the bearing in the 3rd went out. Got that fixed, only to be the sole '60 in Moab when my BIL's buddy in his 85 '60 broke his LS on Whipeout Hill. He borrowed the LS out of my 60. He put it back, and my 60 sat until I drove it to and from the outlaws run. I got home to back it into the driveway and have the 3rd member go out AGAIN!! At least I was experienced in taking out the 3rd member and did so in about an hour. Now I'll have to wait for new gears and bearings, and see if it might finally get put back so it will work for a good long while.

Romer
12-25-2006, 10:03 AM
If your looking for 4.11's and the ones from an 80 will work, you can have the ring and pinion from mine. Otherwise, it's going into the CM parts fund.

nakman
12-25-2006, 12:16 PM
man you really trust your floor jack.. no stand?

Crash
12-25-2006, 01:26 PM
Better your driveway than mine! Also, I'm real glad this didn't happen when you were strapping me out the other day. That would have added big injury to insult in the middle of the intersection. Yup, could be interesting getting the stub out.

nuclearlemon
12-25-2006, 02:12 PM
you mean the stub out of the locker? Stick a magnet down there, maybe instead of all the other metal inside the axle shaft it'll grab the end of the axle. That wasn't a Bobby Longs' inner axle was it?
nope, he means out of the birf.

is there any way to weld some sort of "t" handle to the chunk to pull it out? or maybe can you get up between the balls to pry it out?

Uncle Ben
12-25-2006, 03:02 PM
<snip> or maybe can you get up between the balls to pry it out?
:eek: :help: :bolt:

nuclearlemon
12-25-2006, 05:04 PM
yeah, that didn't come out very well, did it? :D

Crash
12-25-2006, 06:38 PM
Hopefully, Treeroot's stump comes out better!
:rolleyes:
:cool:

yeah, that didn't come out very well, did it? :D

farnhamstj
12-25-2006, 08:00 PM
Mike if you need. I have a fine spline longfield. It's in Vail though.

treerootCO
12-25-2006, 10:40 PM
It was a stock axle that broke and the longfield held up great. One jackstand is under my dad's truck and the other one is somewhere in the backyard under the snow. I haven't tried to get the stub out (of the longfield;)) but I martacked the axles for this exact reason. Hopefully I can work on it sometime this week.

nakman
12-25-2006, 11:12 PM
Mike you want to borrow some stands? and a heated garage? trailer that dude up here..

60wag
12-26-2006, 07:42 AM
Is the broken stub short enough to allow you to disassemble the birf like in the manual?

bustanutley
12-26-2006, 02:44 PM
:hill: :lmao:

Something about you and snow

time for some 30 spliners

isotel
12-26-2006, 04:51 PM
Is the broken stub short enough to allow you to disassemble the birf like in the manual?

thats what i was going to say, Can you twist the star and get out the balls, then take the star out all together with the stub and drive it out on the bench..


Nice Driveway Carnage!

treerootCO
12-30-2006, 10:20 PM
only one problem with the axle swap. My beer froze :hill:

treerootCO
12-30-2006, 10:24 PM
I had to winch off that hill:p: I knew I would get high centered but I did it anyway. The swap was only a one :beer: so you can't blame that. I also got to use one of my new jackstands I got for Christmas.

The stub would not come out so I welded a slide hammer deal to it. Popped right out.

Hulk
12-30-2006, 10:39 PM
Cool innovative technique. So you're back in action?

treerootCO
12-30-2006, 10:42 PM
Need to change out the straight 60 weight tomorrow. It turns over real hard in the cold for some reason. :D

Need to replace the tierod, find the tools, and remove the smog pump. It is starting to lock up and the tierod is still bent from the Chinaman's run.