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No, I moved out of there years ago. Got tired of the bums just wandering in. My shop is in Charlotte now.


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Well, the jeep is fixed (for now). I thought I would do a video documenting the repair. It went a little long. This is my first video editing attempt. If you have some time, take a look.

[video=youtube_share;VBrcMn0lKbw]https://youtu.be/VBrcMn0lKbw[/video]
 

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Finally went through this thread and fixed all the broken pictures that were left by Photobucket being jack wagons. Now I just need to get the actual build thread updated with some of the new stuff. Will definitely do that very soon. Most likely February. I think I will have the time.
 

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Ordered a set of front axle shafts (Yukon Chromo's) and Super Joints. The axle has Yukon Chromos in it already. I managed to break a u-joint this weekend in Harlan. It looks like I caught it early and it doesn't appear to have damaged the ears on the shafts. My plan is to pull the current shafts and replace the u-joints with new Spicer units, wrap that set up and put them in my toolbox as spares. Then put the Super Joints in the new set and install those in the axle.

Also, I just went out and looked the jeep over and it appears I have developed a leak from the rear diff. It looks like it is coming from the front of the diff around the pinion. I will get it all cleaned up later today and see if I can pinpoint the problem.

I will get a new picture uploaded to the beginning of this thread and go through the spec sheet in that first post and get it updated soon.
 

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Alright, after having a horrible time with the passenger side, I found this.

The ears on the new shafts are 2.1865” apart.
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But, from the outer edge of each spring clip on the super joints is 2.2120”. Those spring clips need to fit inside the ears.

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So why do I need to spread the ears on brand new shafts to fit u-joints made by the same vendor?

And to make matters worse, the instructions (under the section helping you to make sure the spacing is right if you are using your old shafts) states that the space between the ears should be 2.193”. .... I don’t think so.


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Are those Alloy\Ten Mfg shafts?
I've heard Yukon seems to do the same thing. They change their specs over time. More likely that they are importing the shafts, and are changing suppliers over time!
 
Yukon shafts and Yukon Super Joints.
I ran into that specific problem several years ago when Alloy USA was purchased by TEN Mfg. I purchased new joints for what was suppose to be the same axle shafts, with the same specs, and ended up having to do some work with the Dremel before I got the retainers installed!
 
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