so it begins...
I have cut the ends off a 03 sd axle.
I threw one on the vise and started cutting along the weld
After I cut it clean I could see where the tubs seperated from the inner c. It looked kinda like a crack. I'll post a pic when I do the other side.
Anyway, got me a 20 ton press from ol harbor freight and I had alro steel cut me a 1 inch piece of a 3 1/2" bar for a slug.
I ground down the sides and used it to press out the tube.
After a few good pulls... Presto!
and here is the piece and the knuckle
I started on the other one and killed my other angle grinder. I killed the old one when I was cutting the first C and hoped to get through the 2nd, but no luck.
So the tally so far to remove these things....
2 cases of beer for the old housing
$100 for the chop saw to cut the ends off the old axle
$200 for the 20 ton press
$35 x2 for the angle grinders
$10 in cutoff discs
??? in electricity and about 5 hours of my life and assorted beers....
hmmm, I am starting to wonder if I should have just bought new ones, lol
The is really starting to cost me, but hell at least I can keep the press and the chopsaw!