Only takes 3 hours or lessGave up on the lift for now. Instead of doing that I ended up putting in new u joints and a rear seals. Just didn’t have enough time to do the lift right thanks to unplanned OT at the day job and limited garage time
I found a few spots I need to do some welding on otherwise there might be issues with the new parts staying putOnly takes 3 hours or less
Upgraded suspension is better than sleeping any day
Few spots needing welding before lift?I found a few spots I need to do some welding on otherwise there might be issues with the new parts staying put
so used the flatbed to get it home instead of to the alignment shop
may “burn” a few more vacation days just to be ready in time for the real excursion!
As was I. Appeared to be bad rust on the body at the top plate. Looks like one of the bolts on the passenger front top plate was loose and the body rusted out around it.Few spots needing welding before lift?
Now I am concerned since you only have a clevis mount at bottom and at top the top plate that attaches to the body.
As was I. Appeared to be bad rust on the body at the top plate. Looks like one of the bolts on the passenger front top plate was loose and the body rusted out around it.
Good news is, now that I have stuff out of the way, it isn’t as bad as I thought at first. A few beads and some grinding and such and should be good as new. (Big sigh of relief)
Me too. I have suspicion that this one had been exposed to flooding a few years back in addition to some sketchy shade tree work. I should have taken pictures of the mud packed body vents under the rear bumper. Took a lot of work to clear them out.Never seen one rust in that area and have worked on some rust buckets
Glad it is not too bad then
Gotta replace the hub and CV anyways so why take it to the press ?My drivers side axle was stuck in the hub. I'm not normally a fan of big hammers, but I already broke off an abs/wheel speed sensor in it and it has 101k miles, so I swung that hammer like it wasn't my vehicle I was hitting.
Hub won the battle.
I brought it over to a 20t press after.
Press won the war.