I trekked back to North Fort Worth to the shop where Charlie showed me two set up axles sitting on the floor. It was hard to figure that they were the same ones that were dropped off- damn things had gears in them.
Although to some people (myself included) $600 is quite a drop in the bucket, it is still "cheap" compared to some shops for setting up axles. (that was for both axles setup , a few extra bearings, and seals. btw) I had already bought a master setup kit for one of the axles.
I had a quote from one shop, for one axle, for $600 just for labor!!
Since they were carry in they were cheaper than still on the vehicle.
I went over to them and rotated the gears, perfectly centered pattern. When holding the ring gear
I could turn the pinion to a slight click sound without moving the ring. good backlash, now for
some heavy gear oil.
I had them done at:
2519 NE 36th
Fort Worth, Texas 76111
Ask for Charlie
the new 50/11 gears
in the rear with the
The only thing different about this diagram from the scout one is from part 55 would be the hub w/ brake rotor on it, then outer bearing w/ race, tabbed washer, large nut, thinner washer, large locknut, then warn hub assy.
The axle is back together, hubs are cleaned and ready to put them on.
need tie rod ends. I'm going to have to make a decision by the time the rear end goes on
on what to do with the front -coils or move the springs outboard to match the axle.