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Changing a birf in the field

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by stinkyfj60, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. stinkyfj60

    stinkyfj60

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    Ok, I am cleaning out my garage and I have spare birfs and spare hubs, plus a spare long side front axle. How hard is it to seperate and change a birf in the field?

    My thinking is, if I dont seperate the long side axle from the birf and I brake that side I can just change out the whole axle. BUT! Then storing is is rougher because of the additional length and with two girls and a dog space is at a premium.

    So are they easy enough to change in the field? Or am I overthinking this?
     
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    seperating a birfield from an axle in the field is easy. Assemling a birflield onto an axle shaft with the spring clip is more difficult.

    Look-up 'Marlin Tack'. It is the solution to avoid the need for the spring clip on the axle. It won't work, however, with a factory electric or cable locker on the locker side of the axle.

    Peter Straub
     
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    To add to/modify Peter's statements; "... the spring clip is more difficult." Buy it still isn't all that hard.

    Yes, birfields are easy to change in the field. Assuming that the field is not a pit fulll of muck, a ledge over a drop off, or something like that which comlicates the situation. ;)


    Mark...
     
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    under the rear seat is where mine is(the long side) just wrap it up real good in heavy plastic,duct tape the snot out of it.
    and pre grease the birf
     
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    Thanks for the help! I will keep them together I think, be easier and less messy. Someday I need to really organize any spares and that kind of thing...