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Time to move the perches in on the 12 bolt. What did you guys use to cut them off??

  • Cut-off Wheel??
  • Grinding Wheel??
  • Torch??
  • SawZall??

I'm a little hesitant to use the torch. The perches are not very tall on the 12 bolt. I ground down the weld on the edge and tried to finish it off with the cut-off wheel, but it wasn't really happening. I didn't try the sawzall, seemed like it might be to sloppy. Anybody use the torch??
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We cut them of with a torch and toss them out. Then grind down the axle and weld on new perches. All Pro sells replacment perches with new 9/16" U bolts, shock mounts and flip kit for $99 complete.

When you weld on the new perches make sure to rotate the pinion up so it points directly to the tcase.
 

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Torch, then remembered there was a plasma cutter behind me the whole time. Much easier! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Chris Geiger:
<STRONG>We cut them of with a torch and toss them out. Then grind down the axle and weld on new perches. All Pro sells replacment perches with new 9/16" U bolts, shock mounts and flip kit for $99 complete.

When you weld on the new perches make sure to rotate the pinion up so it points directly to the tcase.</STRONG>

Are the axle tubes on the toy rear and the 12 bolt the same diameter??
 

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Originally posted by Convertiyota:
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Are the axle tubes on the toy rear and the 12 bolt the same diameter??</STRONG>
TTT??

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Originally posted by Chris Geiger:
<STRONG>We cut them of with a torch and toss them out. Then grind down the axle and weld on new perches. All Pro sells replacment perches with new 9/16" U bolts, shock mounts and flip kit for $99 complete.

When you weld on the new perches make sure to rotate the pinion up so it points directly to the tcase.</STRONG>

then ya gotta buy the perches..

Or you can go get em from Rubicon Express for $20 and then for the u-bolt flip kit get the stuff from the PnP for $20 if that <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

But if you prefer to spend lots of money go for it..

Before I paid $100 (no offence allpro) I'd get custom u-bolts from one of the 2 places in town that make them and get the plates from the PnP, although I have no problem re-using old ubolts so I get it all from the PnP..

Nope, NEVER broke a u-bolt..
 

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I used a grinder and just ground the welds themselves. It worked really good and clean and didnt really take me that long...
 

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Originally posted by militaryota:
<STRONG>I used a grinder and just ground the welds themselves. It worked really good and clean and didnt really take me that long...</STRONG>
That's what I was looking for. Thanks Militaryota.
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Originally posted by militaryota:
<STRONG>I used a grinder and just ground the welds themselves. It worked really good and clean and didnt really take me that long...</STRONG>
That's what I did on a couple of front 44's... ground the weld off, knocked the perch off w/ a hammer and reused the perch.

Yes, I'm cheap! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> ...but I see no good reason to trash them and spend good money on new ones...
 

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Originally posted by ErikBeeb:
<STRONG>Yes, I'm cheap! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> </STRONG>
AMEN

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Originally posted by Convertiyota:
<STRONG>AMEN

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I reused mine also, its kinda cool, if you get that weld ground really good the perch is still perfect like new. It becomes a contest for me to see how clean I cut stuff now. When I did the one perch on my 44 it came off perfect!

so whats the story converta, ya go through all this work on your toy drivetrain and now your ditching it before it leaves the shop?
 

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Originally posted by Chris Geiger:
<STRONG>All Pro sells replacment perches with new 9/16" U bolts, shock mounts and flip kit for $99 complete.
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WOW, my 12 bolt comes stock with a "flip kit"(as did my 44).. standard chevy stuff, yours should be the same converta asssuming you scavenged that from the rig you got your axle from!
 

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Reciever tubing makes excellent perches. I made some for the rear on my cruzah. You can make them longer than stock, reducing the possibility of axle wrap. And you get a nice squared end in the back to weld 1/4" plate to mount your Shock bolts.
 

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Yes....longer perches reduce the chance of axle wrap....and.....compression travel.
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Originally posted by ErikBeeb:
<STRONG>That's what I did on a couple of front 44's... ground the weld off, knocked the perch off w/ a hammer and reused the perch.

Yes, I'm cheap! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> ...but I see no good reason to trash them and spend good money on new ones...</STRONG>
Same here, works for me
 

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I plan on doing tha same ....... <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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I've ground of many perches and reused them. I even make them outta receiver tubing 2x2 1/2 every once in a while 1 perch gets to mangled to reuse. Good luck Convertiyota.....Get the Flat tops yet???
 
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