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  • Pete, Thanks for all your help with my Jeep. Was a good time Sunday. The Barnacle is gonna look sick with an entirely rebuilt and freshly painted undercarriage and drive train and a bashed and abused body on top. I love that look and can't wait to see it on the road.
    Rich Volpi - 2000 XJ, 1989 MJ

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    • Started assembling the front axle tonight. Out of interest I weighed everything to get a true measurement of it's overall weight. Rumor has it that these things weigh 600 lbs.

      Dana 60 front housing w/ 1/2" thick tubes, gears & ARB - 200 lbs
      A to Z heavy duty cover - 15 lbs
      Outer knuckles + kingpins - 41 lbs
      Front brake calipers & pads - 40 lbs
      Front wheel spindles - 18 lbs
      Hub/rotor/wheelstuds/bearings - 98 lbs
      Front brake caliper brackets - 22 lbs
      Hydro-assist ram - 9 lbs
      Hi-steer arms - 15 lbs
      1/4" wall DOM tierod - 16 lbs
      U-bolts, nuts, bolts & plates - 11 lbs
      Front axle shaft U-joints - 5 lbs
      Passengerside 35 spl. axle shafts - 19 lbs
      Driverside 35 spl. axle shafts - 29 lbs
      Front locking hubs - 6 lbs

      All this adds up to about 545 lbs. The rumor seems to be true...



      For comparison, the rear axle:

      Dana 60 full float with gears, ARB, 35 spline shafts, hubs, brake rotors, calipers, pads, link mounts, and a custom truss - 330 lbs.




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      'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
      1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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      • WOW! Don't forget to add another 200-225 pounds for the wheels and tires......
        Larry Anderson - Just a quiet, little trail rig.

        NJJC Treasurer

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        • Was wondering what true weights were wrestling with mine over weekend- keep up the progress looking good! ARB's... Oooh...
          Doug Thornton

          99 TJ

          Pile of CJ parts...

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          • Thanks Guys! ^^^


            finished getting the front axle painted & assembled this AM.

            $2Bill gave me a hand yesterday with painting all the parts.

            I had to do a little milling on the OEM short inner shaft first. This is required in order to run full-circle retaining clips on the U-joint caps. Another win for the Bridgeport. :D

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            Assembly will happen this week, I hope!
            'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
            1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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            • Nice!
              Doug Thornton

              99 TJ

              Pile of CJ parts...

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              • Pete, I have to do this on a set for Jeremy's truck shortly. How did you set the amount of material to be removed as to not allow the circle clip to become loose and the cap to back out. Looks like you just took a small amount off to clear the rust. Is your vice normally that high or did you need to raise is because the table wouldn't go high enough?
                Kevin

                My Buggy Build Thread

                Jeremy's CJ

                2007 JK Unlimited

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                • Kev- good questions.


                  as you know-- there is extra material at the inside corner of the yoke, in the cap bore area that will not allow a full radius clip.

                  I just milled off that inside corner material (about 1/8" past the inside edge of the bore) until the mill skimmed the original retaining ring land. As you say, just skimmed off the rust. Does that make sense?

                  The vice is on risers-- about 2" off the table. The table will not go high enough to allow regular use of the vice. The height screw is just a little too short (ask me how I know ) ;)
                  'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
                  1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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                  • peter- im guessing those are factory stub shafts?? why not upgrade to 35spine?? i upgraded because i put drive flanges on mine

                    i cant remember if mine are full circle clips, is there a big advantage??
                    Robbie D
                    02 tj sittin on Tons
                    2001 F250 7.3liter leveling kit and 33BFG

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                    • Robbie,

                      The outers are 4340 35 spline, as is the long inner (had to get something after that side was shortened).

                      This was the short inner.

                      I believe there is an advantage. The cap is less likely to pop through a full circle clip as opposed to the OEM 3/4 diameter clips

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                      'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
                      1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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                      • Huge advantage to full circles. The stock inners are pretty strong and will hold up well if you can keep the caps from walking out. Many will tack the caps in, but a full circle clip is the right way to do it.
                        Kevin

                        My Buggy Build Thread

                        Jeremy's CJ

                        2007 JK Unlimited

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                        • Originally posted by Kledder View Post
                          Pete, I have to do this on a set for Jeremy's truck shortly.
                          send 'em my way, please!



                          got the street wheels ready this AM.

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                          had an issue with the brake calipers-- it turns out I had Chevy front calipers on a Dodge front axle, some time in the past. My guys at Read Auto did the research, took back the painted Dodge ones, & set me up with the Chevy calipers. The Dodge calipers (NAPA # 184112 & 113) had a 2 3/4" throat, the Chevy's ( NAPA # 184087 & 88) have a 3" throat. I need the Chevy calipers because I converted the front rotors to Chevy (They are abit thicker than the Dodge rotors). These rotors just happened to come with the Chevy internally splined hubs that I converted to.

                          This just means more painting... :p
                          'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
                          1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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                          • Originally posted by Jeep-Power View Post
                            send 'em my way, please!


                            :p
                            Sorry Pete, We've got a mill at the house now. Hoping to add a lathe, brake and a plasma table in the near future. Gotta make it full service
                            Kevin

                            My Buggy Build Thread

                            Jeremy's CJ

                            2007 JK Unlimited

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                            • Originally posted by Kledder View Post
                              Sorry Pete, We've got a mill at the house now. Hoping to add a lathe, brake and a plasma table in the near future. Gotta make it full service
                              NICE! glad to hear it!
                              'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
                              1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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                              • thanks to my neighbor Vasu, assembly started this morning.

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                                'Tall' Peter -- Former NJ Resident
                                1962 CJ-5 ~ 1984 CJ-7 ~ 2008 JKUR ~ R/C Toys

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