Rising Sun Member Forums  

Go Back   Rising Sun Member Forums > Toyota 4x4 > General Chit Chat

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-09-2009, 01:12 AM
corsair23's Avatar
corsair23 corsair23 is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Littleton
Posts: 8,697
Default Done, finished, finito....

Took me almost 4 weeks - but I'm finally done!

Finished up my rear axle service, front axle service, replace DS knuckle, replace AT pan, and gear swap earlier this evening...Thanks to everyone that answered my Q's along the way and to Mike for the use of the tranny jack. A HUGE thanks to Ben for setting up the gears, not to mention swinging by to make sure I had all the piece parts before I got started, picking up the rear 3rd and gears etc., answering some newb questions, letting me borrow the rear axle SST, and even stopping by to show me the proper way to pop the tie rod out so I could get the front 3rd pulled and to him the day before he was leaving for vacation .

All in all I think it went pretty well considering most of the work was a 1st for me. By FAR the worst part of this was the endless cleaning...I bet for every hour I actually spent wrenching, I spent 3-4 cleaning. Heather actually asked me why I was bothering to clean everything...She figured it was dirty when I pulled it apart, and would get dirty again after I put it all back together, so why clean...I'll admit that 1/2 way through I was starting to wonder if she didn't have a valid argument

I reused the rear bearings but in the front there are all new races, trunnion and wheel bearings, studs, cone washers, etc. including the new DS knuckle to replaced the one with the top caliper bolt hole that was stripped and Ben heliocoiled for me right before Moab. I didn't take many pictures along the way but here are some random shots...

One of the rear bearings when pulled...I'm 99% sure they have never been touched
Name:  9.jpg
Views: 114
Size:  133.3 KB


Rear hub when pulled...
Name:  10.jpg
Views: 114
Size:  122.6 KB


Rear hub and bearings packed and loaded - my $3 rear seal installation tool
Name:  11.JPG
Views: 112
Size:  97.3 KB


Rear 3rd member - one heavy sucker
Name:  12.JPG
Views: 113
Size:  109.3 KB
__________________
Jeff Z. (the "not quite as skinny" one)
TLCA #17037
'97 LX450 - aka "The Whale"
'97 FZJ80 Antique Sage AE #267, stock
12/74 FJ40, 2F, SM420, 4" Lift, ARBs, 33" MTRs

:

"...anything else i can do for you guys, how about i wash your car or mow your lawn while you figure out your firewall system? I am now boarderline insane/unibomber." Kipper

"That assumes I'm even capable of pulling and stabbing..." Jacket

"I really like having a detachable unit." Beater
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-09-2009, 01:18 AM
corsair23's Avatar
corsair23 corsair23 is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Littleton
Posts: 8,697
Default

Front end...I already posted up pics of the birfs and of the AT pan swap so I'll leave those out...

PS knuckle cleaned and reinstalled...all new bearing, studs, cone washers, nuts, etc
Name:  13.JPG
Views: 113
Size:  116.1 KB


View of Marlin's inner axle seal...
Name:  14.JPG
Views: 115
Size:  111.3 KB


Spindle etc. reinstalled...
Name:  15.JPG
Views: 114
Size:  78.4 KB


Hub and rotor back on with all new bearings ready to recheck the preload...
Name:  16.JPG
Views: 115
Size:  95.3 KB
__________________
Jeff Z. (the "not quite as skinny" one)
TLCA #17037
'97 LX450 - aka "The Whale"
'97 FZJ80 Antique Sage AE #267, stock
12/74 FJ40, 2F, SM420, 4" Lift, ARBs, 33" MTRs

:

"...anything else i can do for you guys, how about i wash your car or mow your lawn while you figure out your firewall system? I am now boarderline insane/unibomber." Kipper

"That assumes I'm even capable of pulling and stabbing..." Jacket

"I really like having a detachable unit." Beater
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-09-2009, 06:57 AM
Tch2fly's Avatar
Tch2fly Tch2fly is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Peachtree City, Georgia
Posts: 929
Default

Nice job

You should start a side business refurbishing backing plates
__________________
Mike W.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-09-2009, 07:13 AM
Romer's Avatar
Romer Romer is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Englewood, Colorado
Posts: 6,953
Default

Nice Job Jeff, that looks purdy
__________________
Ken Romer - K0ROM
04 UZJ100
11 RX350
02 Kimberley Kamper
09 BMW Z4 sDrive30i
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-09-2009, 07:23 AM
RicardoJM's Avatar
RicardoJM RicardoJM is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Centennial, CO
Posts: 2,293
Default

Very nice work Jeff. It has got to feel good to know the work is done and it done well.
__________________
Ricardo Maestas - Bio Page
KD0CAW
1999 LX 470, 1971 FJ-40
TLCA #18941
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-09-2009, 08:11 AM
nakman's Avatar
nakman nakman is offline
Rising Sun Commander
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: north side
Posts: 9,878
Default

I think I see a cat hair inside that PS knuckle... those things will wreak havok on a birfield sorry dude you're going to have to go back in there..



.







looks awesome, Jeff.
__________________
99 uzj100, 05 525EXC

www.gamiviti.com

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-09-2009, 08:19 AM
farnhamstj's Avatar
farnhamstj farnhamstj is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: vail co
Posts: 2,576
Default

Nice work Jeff.
__________________
98 uzj100. Factory rear-ARB front locked 4.88's. ARB Bull, Warn 9000, Irbis rear bumper, Slee sliders and belly pan. OME t-bars w/863 rears, HID, XM
KD0GWO
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-09-2009, 08:56 AM
coax's Avatar
coax coax is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Estes Park
Posts: 600
Default

I'm afraid that's what my rear bearings will look like too, especially if my front bearings were any indication of prior PM Guess I'll find out in a few days when I tear into it. Just hope the warm weather holds for a little while longer. Congrats on finishing all that work!
__________________
-Corey
'97 lx450, 170k, factory lockers, ome 850/863, 285's, 4 working doors(1 more than the old fj55 )
'74 project pig (sold)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-09-2009, 09:04 AM
Corbet's Avatar
Corbet Corbet is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Durango, Colorado
Posts: 3,880
Default

What ratio gears did you (Ben) install? I must have missed that in a previous post.
__________________
Speski OffRoad LTD, Cargo Solutions for Toyota 4x4's http://www.SpeskiOffRoad.com
"80 series, with a fridge"
1976 FJ40, Project with little progress.
2004 Starcraft 10RT

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-09-2009, 10:33 AM
Hulk's Avatar
Hulk Hulk is offline
Cruise Moab Committee
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: South Side!
Posts: 11,378
Send a message via AIM to Hulk
Default

Looks great -- you're set for another 10 years!
__________________
Matt Farr, Centennial, Colorado | Webmaster: TLCA.org
1996 FZJ80 TLCA #4189 WRDY
www.rustybrain.com/cruisers my Rising Sun bio Facebook Twitter Need satellite Internet? Check out: Exede Internet

If you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.