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Old December 8th, 2009, 02:08 PM   #23
camccardell
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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.



Oh well....

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!

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