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Axle diameter? (yes I did a search)

I came up with different numbers. I seen 2 5/8, 2 7/8 and I seen 2.5 and 3 inch.

It's an 87 Sammie am I correct that the rears and front driver side are 2.5 and the passenger front is 3? Someone please correct me if I am wrong. When I measured (all I had was a tape measure) they looked more like 2 5/8.

Also, what is the easiest way to line up the perches for welding? Line them up with the bottom ones or do you have to angle them a certain degree forward or backwards?
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Re: Axle diameter? (yes I did a search)

No one knows? It was 3 pages back so I bumped it BTT.
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Re: Axle diameter? (yes I did a search)

Weld the perches parallel to the bottom up front. In the back you put them parallel, then tilt up the pinion until there is 3 degrees difference between them.
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Re: Axle diameter? (yes I did a search)

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Also, what is the easiest way to line up the perches for welding? Line them up with the bottom ones or do you have to angle them a certain degree forward or backwards?

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For me, I think the easiest way is to put the perch on the axle unwelded then bolt the axle to the springs(loosly, and set the vehicle weight on the axle which should be on jack stands. Twist the axle to get the correct caster angle and make sure its centered under the rig, then tack the perches on. Now either weld it up like that or take it all out again and weld it up. Same goes for rear except pinion angle is imporant.

Thats the easiest way I can think of, and the way I like to do it if possible [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Axle diameter? (yes I did a search)

i dont recall the diameter but is did find that there is a size of black pipe that when cut into a C will fit over the axle tube making it much stronger where the perch mounts i think all the tubes are the same size if you remove the ubolt plate on the passenger side
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