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Old May 2nd, 2014, 12:34 AM   #1
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A while back picked up a Ford d44 to go into my Cherokee. I had the driver's side knuckle sand blasted and powder coated. When I picked it up I noticed this.



Inside the upper ball joint hole. Its about .125 wide and about equally deep. I hope to have both crane knuckles down the road but i'm not sure if I should trust this on for now.
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Itl be fine
Looks original
If it held the truck for that long it will hold under a cherokee
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I would run it
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Run it
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Run it


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I would use that knuckle.
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If anything fill it with some epoxy, but yeah it's fine.
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Wow wasn't expecting that haha, but ok will do.

And yeah I if I did I was going to atleast fill it with something to hopefully keep it from getting worse.
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I don't think you need to fill it but if you do, use the good JB Weld.
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no epoxy or JB weld will make bit of difference with cast.

Just run it.
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The only thing it will do will to keep the edges from fraying into the hole........ which is not an issue.
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no epoxy or JB weld will make bit of difference with cast.

Just run it.
Well obviously not to keep it from breaking, just to keep the possibility of water staying in there and making it rot more.

This axle seems like was a literal boat anchor for a while. To the point I plan on putting new inner Cs it also haha.

No joke.

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Well obviously not to keep it from breaking, just to keep the possibility of water staying in there and making it rot more.

This axle seems like was a literal boat anchor for a while. To the point I plan on putting new inner Cs it also haha.

No joke.

Ahhh
Just throw some gussets on em
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