Re: Should I shorten my front D60?
i just used a chop saw. i completely dissassembled the housing. scribed a line down the "C" on the end and then onto the tube. this will allow you to line it back up properly when you reinstall the "C". i measured 3.5" (make sure you measure the whole tube and not just up to the "C". the "c" is pressed onto the tube so the tube is almost all the way through the "C". once you have measured once, twice, and three times cut the tube. you willl then thake the "C" with the remaining tube still attached over to a vice and have at the weld with a grinder. you will have to go deep because the welds have lots of penetration. once you can distingush a definate separation (it is just a ring all the way around the diameter) it is ready to be pressed out. once it is out you can take the "C" and put it back onto the tube still left on the housing. make sure to use your scribe marks to line it up. you can either use a big press or a bfh to reinstall onto the tube. then all you have to do is weld, install cut down shaft and reassemble. same for both sides. easy as that.
80 cj5 "high 5"
stretched to 100" wb