If I remember right ... there are no c clips in the 20s. You simply take the 5 bolts off the backing plates and then put a slide hammer on the end and they pop right out?? PM mjo79 on here ... he just put a set in a few months ago
Tell me you didn't remove the entire axle from under the jeep to do this....
All of this work could be done with it attached to the vehicle.
You will have to remove all of your brakes, right down to the backing plate. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...r/P3050015.jpg
I recommend getting some book for a reference help. Chiltons or Haynes either will work. Then you will need to remove the bolts from the backing plate. As you are going to one piece axles leave the hub on, it will give you something to get a hold of. Yank hard, you will pop the whole axle out. You will have to remove the brake lines if you do it this way. If you don't want to mess with the brake lines you will have to remove the hub and that is a bit of a pain. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...r/P3040009.jpg
When I pulled my shafts a few months back, I could not seperate the hub from the axle while it was still installed. I tried a heavy-heavy duty puller and they wouldn't budge. I had to take mine and press them out (It took 25 tons before one let loose). And yes I bent one of my backing plates a bit - try finding one of them! It should not be that difficult to pull the shafts out though. Like was said before use a slide hammer and they should come right out.
No Lost-One. I didn't pull out the entire axle just to do this
Man I would hope not, but that is what it sounded like in the post. You should have no problems, like I said get a book though to help out. If you need some pics follow the link of the other ones I posted. I took a few when I was doing a regear. That way I have some pics for tear down on file.
Well I did pull the entire axle ,but not just for the one piece axle kit. I'm also installing new 4.10 gears,welding the tubes, considering a truss, and a putting in a locker. I've never done any work like this before so I figured if I got stuck or needed to have something done I could just throw the axle in the back of the pickup and go wherever. bodine, you should be able to get to those nuts w/o removing the hub. It just hit me tonight to say heck with the hubs and pull the entire shaft out b/c I'm installing the Moser one piece kit anyway. That was very gracious of you Lost-One. Thank You all