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Aussie Locker Install

Discussion in 'TX- Lone Star Land Cruisers' started by Flank, May 17, 2017.

  1. Flank

    Flank American by Birth, Texan by the grace of God.

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    I got one, probably could figure it out - it is a lunchbox locker. But... anyone have experience putting these in?

    Not in a hurry to do it, just sometime.
     
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    cbmontgo SILVER Star

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    Subscribed. I may be doing the same thing.
     
  3. mypancreasbroke

    mypancreasbroke SILVER Star

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    Man... I want to hop in and say I've planned to do this for years, and if we get a group together to do them I may be in as well. Except for a recent wreck, so front steering, hood, fender, and suspension bushings are on my list... and I thought I was about to have some $ to install some fun stuff :(
     
  4. Flank

    Flank American by Birth, Texan by the grace of God.

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    Perhaps we need a wrench day.
     
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    mypancreasbroke SILVER Star

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    I just bought a house, so am happy to volunteer my place. Hopefully have the garage cleared out of boxes and furniture over the next week.
     
  6. JasonH

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    Going in the 80? Full float rear? I've done dozens of semi-float ones. Super simple. Does the full float have a removable inspection cover?
     
  7. Flank

    Flank American by Birth, Texan by the grace of God.

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    Negative. The full floater has the welded rear, the third member needs to be dropped. So I assume the axles have to be pulled out do this.
     
  8. JasonH

    JasonH

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    Not a big deal, but a lot more work. Replace that gasket between the third member and the axle. You don't want to have to take it back out for a leak. Yeah, the axles have to be pulled out - at least a few inches. Rear driveshaft of course. I just take it off at the rear and bungie it out of the way. Get your burliest friend to bench press the diff out of the truck and back in.
     
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    Texican s-Moderator

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    I've changed em laying on my back on a mountainside in Poteau........possibly with Harschs help.....
     
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