Torque Specs for front axle rebuild

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    Guys, I have searched and only partially found what I need.
    1977 FJ 40 Front axle.


    We rebuilt the front end this weekend. I need two torque specs.

    1. Spindle bolts. These hold the new Gaskets and well the spinidle to the knuckle. 8 of them on each side.
    How much torque do they need, we are at 30lbs right now.?


    2. Bearing preload. Can someone go through the process real quick? Have two nuts and the star washer. Nut one goes on how tight?
    Then star washer, Torque nut two to 47lbs. Back off until hand tight. Re-Torque to 47 and check preload. 8-12 lbs on the scale.
    I am running 36s. so it needs to be higher from what I understand, I also remember reading somwhere that there is a trick to getting the first inside nut to not back or of spin.

    Thanks guys.
     
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