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I finally ready to tear into the knuckles. I want to pull the shafts. I’m working in a fairly narrow carport. Anyone know much space is needed to pull the long side shafts?? From a search... Looks like the long shaft is 31” ... needed to know total length
 
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Here is a pic of me doing my knuckles just recently. My air compressor that you can see in the photo is 32" from the brake disc surface. I had to move it. The wall is 53" from that same brake rotor surface and I had room to spare. Hope that helps.

 

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I thought a car port didn't have side walls? But anyway, I've done my job in 1/2 of a narrow garage. I would park as close to the wall as possible and don the "inside side". Then I would turn the car around and do the other side. I wouldn't refill the differential with oil, but with the transfer case in 2wd and the hubs unlocked, the diff won't really turn as you are rotating the truck in the garage.
 
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Here is a pic of me doing my knuckles just recently. My air compressor that you can see in the photo is 32" from the brake disc surface. I had to move it. The wall is 53" from that same brake rotor surface and I had room to spare. Hope that helps.
When you do an axle rebuild and you end up with no drivetrain... That's Mud OCD if I've ever seen it!
 

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Here is a pic of me doing my knuckles just recently. My air compressor that you can see in the photo is 32" from the brake disc surface. I had to move it. The wall is 53" from that same brake rotor surface and I had room to spare. Hope that helps.

This is the best "while I am in there" example I have seen! Knuckle job gone extreme
 
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Concur that the mess is the worst part of this job. Also, go nice and easy when re installing the drivers side driveshaft. It’s long and it takes a couple tries to get it to mate into the spline. Easy does it so you don’t accidentally damage the nice new seal you just installed. Did mine a few weeks ago and it’s a very gratifying job once completed.

cheers, James
 
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Thanks for the tip DrRock.

I’ve got the third members out also.. gonna do a flippy flop, front to rear. Also doing a full brake job and and SS brake hoses.

I’m having trouble with some frozen brake line fittings. Any tips?

Dreading cleanup 🥵
 

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14 inches between trucks....but I was able to roll the other one forward to get the axle shaft out.

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My brake hard lines were so corroded I had to have @Rainman make me a new set.
 

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