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...started hacking the brackets off the rear axle, in the next day or two will do the same to the front axle. Then will break them both down to be sent out for sandblasting. They are coated with a rust proofing material, and it's much easier to weld on clean steal than try removing that crap. The rear axle will get a truss, leaf spring and shock mounts. Then off for powder coating. I don't know (yet) what gear ratio are in these axles, so not sure if a rear gearing is in the future..
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Nothing pretty to see here.. Just nearly 8 hours of cut off wheels, sawzall blades and patience. Probably took 60 pounds off the front Superduty Dana 60 removing all those brackets..

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Trimming the casting on that superduty and removing all the brackets is the hardest part. Many t shirts and arm hairs were sacrificed in rebuilding those axles. Actually I would say it was the 2nd hardest part of my swap because my D60 front had a completely seized up u joint that was clocked all the way to the steering stop. I still have all my old setup bearings and junk for regearing if you need a set.
 

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Trimming the casting on that superduty and removing all the brackets is the hardest part.
yea it sucked for sure.. there are still a few nubs and probably 2 or 4 hours of finish grinding to do. I’m going to send the front and rear out for sandblasting. That way both axles are clean, bare, ready to weld steel.
I still have all my old setup bearings and junk for regearing if you need a set.
Cool, not sure yet, but I’ll keep it in mind, not sure if I’m going to do a gear change or not, but will see. Thanks for the offer.
 

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Gonna be killer when you get that suspension mounted up. Neighbor is putting sfa on an old nap z mini and Im watching it slowly come together too. Cant hear "car toy" without thinking of Jackass movie hahaha. Keep up the hard work dude.
 
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