How many degrees do you plan to rotate, Marshall. Is there a trick for getting both knuckles to rotate the same amount? I would suspect you make match marks on the knuckle and axle tube?
Inquiring minds want to know..........
Holy Rotation Batman! Thats a lot of caster change! If your pinion will be left pointing upward, be sure to overfill with lube as your pinion bearing will not get grease if you don't. This will result in a damaged pinion and a sudden sharp turn when the diff locks-up, assuming you are driving when this happens. Happened to Mike 3 years ago up in tellico with his blue 40. Put him in the ditch at 40 MPH on the main paved road.
Good to know. I hope to never have it up to speed locked in the front.
Well I'm almost there. I cut the perches, shock mounts brake bracket and steering stops off today. Welded any cuts on the housing. Ground everything back smooth. And cut the knuckles and they do move. They take some force to move but they move. I also ground the new perches to fit the housing. And put and took off the front housing again to measure stock castor angles. I'm worn slap out.
I had to go to Lowes twice today because when I got home the first time I realized I had left a part to my grinder on the isle with all the bolts Doh!
All I have to do now is gring my knuckle cuts out to 60 degrees for good weld penetration. Slap it on with perchs loose and postion everything where I want it and tac it and then turn the knuckles tacking them and then remove it again to do the final welding.
Nice Job Marshall, I had the same question the other guy did, I thought you would cut the whole ball off. I guess you are cuttin the outer housing, and then turning it inside..or something like that..haha.