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Post by Monsteryota on Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:19 pm

Ok so I started to rebuild the front axle for Fred tonight and found the knuckle ball has some bad pitting. Can I use emry cloth to smooth this out so the dust seals don't get destroyed as soon as I install them? What grease do you guys use? How much grease? What do you torque the wheel bearings to?
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Post by Kevin on Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:07 am

If they're bad enough to trash the wipers, I'd sand them down and hit any big pits with a dab of JB Weld or something. 

I put the '85 FSM in my Google drive, it's got all the torque settings and stuff.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-WDEGabC63wLS1XQll0RE1kaXc/edit?usp=sharing

Read this yet?  http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/CheapTricks/AxleRebuild.shtml

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Post by BoostedRNR on Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:09 am

I've never done it, but I've seen people fill the voids with jb weld and sand it down to make them purdy again
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Post by BoostedRNR on Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:10 am

Ah damn, beat me to it. Who the hell is awake at this hour anyways?  :face: 
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Post by Kevin on Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:19 am

Graveyard shift.  What's your excuse?  Smile

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Post by BoostedRNR on Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:21 pm

Swing shift, and an hour of unwind time
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Post by Ty on Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:52 pm

BoostedRNR wrote:Swing shift, and an hour of unwind time

Ugh. Swing shift. The only guys I feel more sorry for than have shifters

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Post by BoostedRNR on Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:36 pm

I actually love it. I work 4 10's and have the entire weekend off. I will probably start hating it when my kid starts 1st grade though.
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Post by Ty on Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:38 pm

That's why I couldn't do it. My boys are way too active. I would miss to much.

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