Guys always lightly beat the quarters in on them when I watched all the old iron growing up around here. If they weren't allowed, they'd get a buddy to tap them lightly on the track to suck them in toward the trunk. Pretty much any old iron with a big trunk I see that the quarters blow out on bends really weird in the back.
Lot of good examples of the bonestock mayhem builds the last few years on youtube.
Are you switching anything out on front axle (A-arms, ball joints, tie rods, spindles ect/ect?) If you are, what’s the best/affordable parts?
Wayne they arent bad from factory, plate the lower control arms on the bottom side to stop it from twisting, weld rebar inside the grove around upper a arm or if allowed to weld you can stiffen it fully. Ball joints after market QA1 or moog weld ins are really nice. Tie rods either sleeve them or aftermarket for sure or just replace with new ends. and run a forgiving wheel package and grease them sidewalls
Post by superman180 on Jun 6, 2020 21:39:28 GMT -5
I knew the 64 axle was going to be a major pain to get apart, the tapered hubs are very difficult to break loose. I picked up an OTC puller used liberal amounts of heat and a 10 lbs sledge hammer to get them off. In doing so I completely mangled the threaded end, it deformed the end collapsed the hole for the cotter pin, it was ugly. So here a couple pics of the process to repair these axles.
I always roll it an bolt it not a lot just a roll or two
So just make a cut and fold it up into the wheel well? I have always cut them below the point I bolt. It usually is just above the tire height. I’m thinking that’s too much? Suggestions welcome. If you have some pics that would be cool.