Nothing new yet, getting kids to scouts activities and yard work, decided I should strip the 3rd from the front axle as well before deciding which one to use in the f/r of the new axles.
Gotta search up the video I had seen on the quick way to get the front apart, I’m tying to leave the stock 55 axles somewhat intact so I can store them up on a rack. (Never seem to throw anything out )
Yeah, I kept my stock steering around for a couple years after installing the PS. Then one day while tripping over my parts pile, I laughed knowing that crap would never again bolt to my Cruiser and tossed it in the scrap
Like to hear comments on these U bolt savers...worth buying? Maybe build them (look straight forward) or skip them? I’ll need something for at least the front.
Also still need to source a local rear 60 axle.
I keep wanting to do rear disks with Toyota parts (4R) but what does the Sty say about the common Chevy kits...or keeping with 60 series drums (which I’m hesitant because I will need to buy most of the brake parts regardless, rusted out backing plates are common problem too)
Those skids are probably a cheaper way to go than the u-bolt flip kits I got from Man-A-Fre back in the day. Still have mine and have always loved them. Personally, I’d recommend saving a little more money and going with the u-bolt flip kits, if you can find any. I’ll look around some also. I know Dave at 4Plus makes 60 series flip kits, but they’re meant to sit on top of the factory u-bolt guides that the 60 axles have. For some reason, the idea of scarfing those things off and mounting to the axle housing seems more appealing.
I had been advised not to do the u bolt flip when I bought my springs, I think @scrapdaddy had issues with them too? At any rate I’m building more for gravel travel than crawling, but need plates for the front 60 axle...