Of all things unclean and unholy...
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Waiting on parts...it keeps raining but i keep working in between downpiurs. ..the last two parts (acdelco slave cylinder and flex fuel pump) due to arrive Friday.
I'm going to swap the rear end tomorrow. Kinda dread it because those bolts are tight and the rear end isn't light.
I have a trick tho.. might not be possible in the rust belt tho. I take everything loose,put the back tires back on,support the rear end by the chunk with a Jack, put the back wheels back on, then take the rear leaf bolts outta the shackles dropping the leafs and roll the rear end out from under the truck... roll it under the other truck and reverse installation.
To physically manipulate a rear axle especially one from a real truck is kinda sketchy... I've done it. It's heavy AF the gas tank is in the way on one side, the pb cables get snagged on shit and at the wrong angle leaverage works against you when you're going through the center... it's very difficult alone and feels like a lotta work. Lol. This way not so much. The hardest part is that one shackles bolt next to the tailpipe... but since the exhaust isn't hooked up front I got more wiggle then normal and can get my impact on it..so it's all good.