In hindsight; I guess I could just cut that spindle in half with a sawzall or chopsaw.
Once I've got the bearing off, the spindle is only held onto the backing plate with the "press-fit" bushings?
BFH it loose?
Yes, this is what I mean. The end of the mangled spindle is essentially flared out and I can't pull off the "ring" or "bearings". I don't wanna throw out the backing plate or the bearings if I can have them for spare or re-use.
Agreed; I am probably going to do that this wknd to check the...
Cleanup of the removed parts.
Inspecting for further damage.
What not to do to your Birfield & Spindle.
Can't figure out how to remove damaged spindle & bearing. Do I need a special tool to remove from the rear of the drum?
So I had another couple of hours yesterday evening and was able to remove the knuckle once I got the cone washers loose. I can't get the steering arm off of that one bolt though... I'd like to in order to clean the bearing up and replace the bushing. It doesn't look like the...
I've spent the last 15 minutes looking for this thread... can't get results for user "guppy" -- can someone provide a link?
Now I'm thinking more about the disk brake / axle upgrade -- anyone in the Colo Spgs area that wouldn't mind swinging by to give me some pointers? I'm near the Olympic...
I'm definitely interested in parts... it was a 6 spline, WARN locking hubs (the hub that was on this is pretty mangled inside) Don't know whether to just replace this side with another, or upgrade to...? AISIN? Good/Bad/Sin?
How do I remove the knuckle to remove the outer shaft?
The steering spindle won't budge.
Wiped down before disassembly
Oil retainer removed
Brake backing plate removed
Closeup of broken front axle outer shaft
Steering knuckle spindle
Knuckle from behind
So I recently acquired my first FJ ('70) out of Texas a few weeks ago and hauled 'er back up to Colorado. I had a local shop give it a once over and left with a good bill of health. We headed out to the National Forest this past weekend for a half-day of gettin some mud on the tires and seeing...