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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-08-2003, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Rockwell rebuild.

well, i tore apart one of my 2 steering 4 ton rockwells.
notice the one is missing most of the paint..


i had to take this one paart right wawy and re oil, regrease, and reseal the whole axle after the little incident that took place removing the second axle.


this thing is heavy, be aware!

hubs removed


shafts are almost 2" in diamater
compared to a 44 axleshaft for my bronco

6.80 gearing



overhall height
note, compared to a dana 44 you would lose 2.5" ground clearence, compared to a sterling you will lose about 1.5" or so.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-09-2003, 02:03 AM
 
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Re: Rockwell rebuild.

That thing is huge! What the hell did you catch on fire now man?
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you need to buy ur fire extengishers at sams in a big package
i bet if u cause enough fires, the fire department will put fire hydrants all around your shop that way its easier to put out the fires
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Whats the plan with these now? Puttin them on the Zuk with 46s? [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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i think you need uor own fire station kinda like tim the tool man has his own room at the hospital they are big that 79 i saw at a off road park i went to had 2 1/2 ton rockwells front and rear but tire size is not a problem
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Re: Rockwell rebuild.

agh, i caught a tomato picker on fire..
the fire department has only seen me one time, so they cant be bitching to much. we just let it burn out for about 3 hours.
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Re: Rockwell rebuild.

You caught a tomato picker on fire?

How?

I hope everything and everyone is fine....no offense Zach, but I have to chuckle, you and fires....

Anyway, your new score....nearly 2" shafts, 35 or more??? spline? looks like they take 1350 series or bigger? joints. What kind of locker availability?

What is your plan for these things? Whats your guess on weight? I would bet those would easily be 150+ pounds more than a 60. You would have to put some massive tires on those to make up for the lost ground clearance, but man are they beefy!

Hey, I see my outer axleshaft just lying there waiting to get packaged up and sent to me! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: Rockwell rebuild.

1350? more like 5550! those joints are humongalicious! [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] way bigger than D60. those things have to be pushing 1000 lbs if they came out of a 5 ton truck, which I think Zach said they did. I would shave those bottoms a couple inches before putting them under the Bronco [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]

i figured he caught the truck on fire when removing the axles using his favorite tool but no, it sounds like he caught something else unrelated on fire? that's gotta be a record or something [img]images/graemlins/chairfall.gif[/img]
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Re: Rockwell rebuild.

ya, joints are giant, d60s are tiny compared to it!
ah, acually i caught the tomato picker on fire, which is what they came out of......th eonly way to remove them of course is the torch, and the one im taking apart was acually in that fire....

weight is about 1000 or so pounds. i cant shave them any, the ring gear barely fits now....
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OK, so what's your plan with these? I guess I am thinking overkill right now, unless you are going to put at least 44's on the bronco. Or maybe you have some other trail ridin', cherry pickin' Zach monster garage machine! [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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