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Re: 93 Blazer
« Reply #50 on: December 16, 2010, 07:02:22 AM »
dont pay some shop hundreds of buck to do the ball joints,unless you do it,give me a buzz if you need the ball joints done
dont pay some shop hundreds of buck to do the ball joints,unless you do it,give me a buzz if you need the ball joints done
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I plan to do them myself. I have a ball joint press and have done them on a few other vehicles before. I appreciate the offer and may take you both up on it if needed. I did see that there is a threaded sleeve in the upper knuckle, I suspect for alignment purposes and the new ball joint I purchased came with a new sleeve. Any suggestions on initial setting of this?
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Re: 93 Blazer
« Reply #51 on: December 16, 2010, 03:33:44 PM »
pull the old sleeve out,then after the knuckle is reinstalled and the lower nut is torqued down to 70 ft-lbs install the sleeve and torque it down to 50 ft-lbs,then the upper nut is 100 ft-lbs.hope this helps a little-u might need a i think its called a spanner socket it looks like this
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=spanner+socket&hl=en&prmd=ivs&resnum=1&biw=1152&bih=749&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=6571205892311293739&ei=mJMKTe_SFpGmsQOki92DCw&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CG0Q8wIwBA#
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Re: 93 Blazer
« Reply #52 on: December 16, 2010, 03:43:16 PM »
pull the old sleeve out,then after the knuckle is reinstalled and the lower nut is torqued down to 70 ft-lbs install the sleeve and torque it down to 50 ft-lbs,then the upper nut is 100 ft-lbs.hope this helps a little-u might need a i think its called a spanner socket it looks like this
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=spanner+socket&hl=en&prmd=ivs&resnum=1&biw=1152&bih=749&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=6571205892311293739&ei=mJMKTe_SFpGmsQOki92DCw&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CG0Q8wIwBA#

Cool, thanks Steve, this helps. I was wondering how to get that out.
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Re: 93 Blazer
« Reply #53 on: December 28, 2010, 07:16:53 PM »
Went to AZ Diff today to look at the progress of the tube swap on the D44. They got the tubes swapped, set the tubes to 0 deg on the knuckles to give me room for setting the pinion angle with the new lift and keep the knuckles around the factory 4 deg. They were putting the pinion back in so I can pick it up tomorrow. Also got them to thow in a set of shafts for spares (for FREE!!).

Also ordered my ring/pinion today along with the bearing install kit and a Lock-Right locker from WestCoast Diff out of California. I've ordered gears from them before, these guys are great. Shipping is cheap and quick and they are good on the pricing (they gave me jobber!).

Made a call to Off Road Unlimitted to get ask a few questions on the SAS kit they sell. While talking to Kenny there, I asked if they offer any club discounts, and he said he could give 10%. It's not much, but will pay for the $150 in shipping for the kit!!

Should have everything needed now (or at least on order) to get the front diff completely rebuilt and ready to install. 

 
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Re: 93 Blazer
« Reply #54 on: December 28, 2010, 07:22:22 PM »
nice tony.  i want to come over and drink your cold kegerator while you work on this so let me know when to show up.....
just all bad luck at this point.  whatever is the worst that can happen will

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Re: 93 Blazer
« Reply #55 on: December 28, 2010, 07:28:25 PM »
nice tony.  i want to come over and drink your cold kegerator while you work on this so let me know when to show up.....
Sounds like a party starting  :beer:
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« Reply #56 on: December 28, 2010, 07:53:28 PM »
me and beer go hand and hand, its always a party
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Re: 93 Blazer
« Reply #57 on: December 29, 2010, 03:40:18 PM »
Picked up the diff and axles from AZ Diff today. Looks good!

I now own a Chevy D44 drivers drop diff!!


Should have it ready for the leaf perches in the next couple days, got some grinding to do on the d/s of the housing and on the d/s perch.
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Re: 93 Blazer
« Reply #58 on: December 29, 2010, 04:16:20 PM »
Picked up the diff and axles from AZ Diff today. Looks good!

I now own a Chevy D44 drivers drop diff!!


Should have it ready for the leaf perches in the next couple days, got some grinding to do on the d/s of the housing and on the d/s perch.


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Re: 93 Blazer
« Reply #59 on: December 29, 2010, 04:56:01 PM »
what they didn't clean it and powder coat it for you before pickup???  haha

looks good man
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« Reply #60 on: December 29, 2010, 05:04:02 PM »
what they didn't clean it and powder coat it for you before pickup???  haha

looks good man
That would have been awesome!
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Re: 93 Blazer
« Reply #61 on: December 29, 2010, 05:20:14 PM »
What did the Tube swap set you back? If you dont mind the question.
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Re: 93 Blazer
« Reply #62 on: December 29, 2010, 05:46:13 PM »

What did the Tube swap set you back? If you dont mind the question.
$300 and they threw in a set of axle shafts. I was talking to the guy that did the work and they don't pull the tubes out of the housing. He said that its too much work. Instead he cuts the tubes and uses a pipe to sleeve it then welds. I looked real close at both tubes and can't tell he cut them. The works looks real good.
Compare the price of the swap vs. the price of a ford hp and its equal or less depending how much you have to pay for the ford.
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Re: 93 Blazer
« Reply #63 on: December 30, 2010, 12:41:33 AM »
looks sweet man...

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Re: 93 Blazer
« Reply #64 on: December 31, 2010, 05:02:02 AM »

What did the Tube swap set you back? If you dont mind the question.
$300 and they threw in a set of axle shafts. I was talking to the guy that did the work and they don't pull the tubes out of the housing. He said that its too much work. Instead he cuts the tubes and uses a pipe to sleeve it then welds. I looked real close at both tubes and can't tell he cut them. The works looks real good.
Compare the price of the swap vs. the price of a ford hp and its equal or less depending how much you have to pay for the ford.


Thats reasonable. Im anxious to see how it all fits together
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Re: 93 Blazer
« Reply #65 on: December 31, 2010, 07:07:43 PM »
Me too! I did some grinding on the housing and leaf perch for the driver side, got a little bit to go. I'll post some pics tomorrow.
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Re: 93 Blazer
« Reply #66 on: January 02, 2011, 04:48:14 PM »
Finished grinding for the d/s leaf perch to fit. Had to notch the bottom of the housing for the u-bolt to fit. Took some time, but got it all set-up and level, ready to be welded after I test fit it with the springs on the Blazer.


Fit the perches in place to see how they would fit. Set them at 31 1/2" center to center like the stock D44. I may have to move them outward 1/4" according to the instructions for the bracket kit. Will see when I get everything mounted. Mainly wanted to make sure that the perches would fit after all the grinding to keep it as simple as possible when I get ready to weld the perches in place.




Also, started cleaning all the rust off the diff so I could paint it, but had to quit when my wire wheel started flying apart!
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Re: 93 Blazer
« Reply #67 on: January 02, 2011, 06:31:58 PM »
Whats up with the tubes in the second pic. Are those big cracks across the top of them? :eek:
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Re: 93 Blazer
« Reply #68 on: January 02, 2011, 06:38:43 PM »
No cracks, not sure what your seeing. There is a spot of black paint and the tube has rust on it.
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Re: 93 Blazer
« Reply #69 on: January 02, 2011, 07:23:19 PM »
Whats up with the tubes in the second pic. Are those big cracks across the top of them? :eek:
i see what you're seeing.  looks like paint and the rust angle.  i don't think he would buy a tube that was cracked lol
only i would do something dumb like that
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Re: 93 Blazer
« Reply #70 on: January 02, 2011, 09:43:04 PM »
Looks like some great progress Tony I think you are gonna beat Jake to the finish line!
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« Reply #71 on: January 02, 2011, 11:33:02 PM »
Id hope so! Lol
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Re: 93 Blazer
« Reply #72 on: January 03, 2011, 05:54:48 AM »
Thats a whole lot of Jeeps in your Driveway. Why not build that Grand Cherokee on the Left? Just asking!!

Nice progress on the Axle :thumbup:
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« Reply #73 on: January 03, 2011, 11:05:54 AM »
Thats a whole lot of Jeeps in your Driveway. Why not build that Grand Cherokee on the Left? Just asking!!

Nice progress on the Axle :thumbup:
I think he should build the one on the right.  ;D
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Re: 93 Blazer
« Reply #74 on: January 03, 2011, 02:46:09 PM »
i think he should sell them both and buy 2 more chevy's
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