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SOA Ubolt issue

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by dmaddox, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. dmaddox

    dmaddox

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    You guessed it, I cant get that ubolt to work on the front inner diff side. (the long one).

    When I rotate the pinion angle to 15 degrees, the housing is squarish right there making the ubolt also turn. It can't pivot like the other 3 ubolts.

    what is a safe and reliable alternative? Dont tell me torching and bending is safe and reliable, becuase it doesn't seem that way....plus I don't have tanks for my torch.

    hmmmmmm......

    thanks!

    ragman
     
  2. megolfer

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    Bend it to make it work. It will need to be bent around the Diff. Its hard but it can be done.
     
  3. peesalot

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    piece o cake
    on the front side or the side you are gonna put in front you will want a 15 ( if that what you rotated pinion to) deg. bend about 3/4 to 1 in. below where threads stop. The other side gets a 15 deg. bend just below where the threads stop. put in vise , slide jack handle over it and bend , taint that hard tall'......
     
  4. Mark W

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    Ya make not want to hear it... but bending the ubolt IS safe and reliable. And you don't need a torch. Just do it cold. It's not that much of a bend.


    Mark...
     
  5. pbgbottle

    pbgbottle Forum Lifer

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    bend it worked for me
     
  6. woody

    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    bend it...torch or otherwise...just the front/forward side tho, the backside doesn't need it.
     
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    cruiseroutfit Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    Never seen one break at the bend... we just put a hi-lift handle over the threaded portion (with a nut on to prevent damaging the thread) and bend away. Works great :D
     
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    i had one crack at the bend (not all the way through) noticed it on the trail . welded it on site (campground) vertical bead over the crack . crack was horizontal . held up for the rest of the trip and 500 miles home .