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Wondering if there are shops that can straighten bent axle housings? I have one, (maybe 2 <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> ) bent '85 fronts.
 

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<IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> Heres your smart answer <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

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Fawk that frank!! <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
Just get a entire new axle housing, i could probably pull a couple Toy axles out of my ass for ya FOR FREE!!! Seriously lemme know if you are interested! <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
 

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Steve thats the problem he just built the axle in his truck and he any sure if its bent or not. after you spent $500 or more on an axle wouldnt you rather see if its bent or have it fixed???
 

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Mike,
Ya i know that he just got new 3rd memebers with 4.88s and lockers for his truck, i would definently find out if it is bent or not first, but if it is he could get a new (used) housing for practically free then he could just swap his new 3rd members.
later,
 

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he also completely rebuilt it with new bearings, wipers etc.. but true he would be better off replacing it if it was bent. I swear, only if he has a parking brake none of this would mater.
 

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Originally posted by TANKOMA:
<STRONG>Mike,
Ya i know that he just got new 3rd memebers with 4.88s and lockers for his truck, i would definently find out if it is bent or not first, but if it is he could get a new (used) housing for practically free then he could just swap his new 3rd members.
later,</STRONG>
I was hoping to pick up a new cab/frame/axles today but it turned out to be rusty. I will probably just transfer all the parts to a new housing but it seems a shame to trash them if they can be fixed, BUT, if the lack of response is any indication I guess they're scrap!
 

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so did you kick his sorry redneck arse???? Get on ICQ ya fool
 

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Does it look like this??
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Then it's probably bent <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Damn! Now that's bent!! <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> The one I have is just slightly bent down on the short side. You don't see it until you put the tire on.
 

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from the picture,

you're screwed!!!!!!!


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If the housing is still under the rig, go have the alignment checked, they will be able to tell you if your camber is off since it sounds like it will be.. Also, pull the birf out, and see how it binds up when going in and out, there is a little tollerances in the splines but if its bent you will definatly feel it on the short side..
 

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couldn't you heat it up and with an alingment(sp) bar and a bit of work straighten it lots work though and you'd have to strip it all down anyways. save it to build a d60 toy hybrid
 
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