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Old August 21st, 2012, 01:28 PM
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Rear Disco axle swap

Took this thing apart finally. Got the housing and dust shields blasted. Wire brushed the calipers. Paint some things. Waiting on the chassis paint to come in so I can paint the housing and start re-assembly


Gonna be making up all new brake lines as well and re-greasing and/or replacing all the seals and bearings as needed.
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Old August 21st, 2012, 01:52 PM
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looks great ! you doing this for the rear disc brakes?
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Old August 21st, 2012, 02:36 PM
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That's an added benefit. Doing it so I have 24 spline all around. And it's easier to get replacement axles for
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Old August 21st, 2012, 02:51 PM
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Does your Defender have the larger vented front calipers and rotors already? The DI comes with the smaller calipers. Keep yours if you do.
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Looks good Adrian. Who did the blasting? I want to get that front housing done that you gave me. That will be a good fall project.

x2 on the dust shields - no need for them - they suck.
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That's an added benefit. Doing it so I have 24 spline all around. And it's easier to get replacement axles for
Doing the same swap as we speak. Changing gearing or adding lockers at all on yours?
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Old August 21st, 2012, 03:38 PM
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is this goin on a 90 or 110?

I thought that the early 110 axle was stronger then the later disco setup? school me
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Id recycle the dust shields. The dont really do much but cause problems. If you dont plan on using sway bars, you can cut the brackets off and clean up the housing before you refinish it. Its also a great time to consider a weld on pipe cap.

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Yea I dont have sway bars, and probably never will so I may just cut off those tabs, I'll see about the shields. I'm sure they help keep crap from being jammed up in the brakes, like twigs and stuff, but at the same time I know they can hold things in there, like mud and rocks.....

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Does your Defender have the larger vented front calipers and rotors already? The DI comes with the smaller calipers. Keep yours if you do.
I'm doing the rear, not the front, i left my calipers on when I swapped over the 24spline stuff on the front, i currently have rear drums

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Looks good Adrian. Who did the blasting? I want to get that front housing done that you gave me. That will be a good fall project.

x2 on the dust shields - no need for them - they suck.
GSD powdercoating and sandblasting in Keyport, let me know if you decide to do it, maybe I can get you a few bucks, ive sent them a few things... they did the wheels for me

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Doing the same swap as we speak. Changing gearing or adding lockers at all on yours?
Was going to but didn't feel like sinking an extra grand into it. I'm happy with my gearing and was going to add a true trac, but honestly, I've come to the realization this isnt going to be a hardcore trail truck, so if theres something i NEED lockers for, i can probably find a different way around or just use my winch.

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is this goin on a 90 or 110?

I thought that the early 110 axle was stronger then the later disco setup? school me
This is a ROW 90 w
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Are you currently 10 or 24 spline? I ask...because the stock 24 spline drum 90 has a lot stronger diff and shafts than the Disco 24 spline. If 10 spline, it is about the same strength.
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Currently it has 10 spline

I know I'm not gaining much strength. It's all about the ability to find replacements and carry spares.
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Got the first coat of Eastwood chassis paint on. This stuff goes on real nice. Also the fact that I sandblasted everything probably helped a lot.

Also sanded the rotors down and painted the hub portion to help keep the rust away in the future. Used high heat for that obviously.

Just waiting on my pinion spacer so I can put the four bolt flange on the diff and drop the third member back in
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I left the swaybar mounts on, no problems. I took the mud shields off the discs, they were bent anyway. Both fell off the front or actually I think I remved one after wrecking it at uwharrie. the other one fell off. Totally not needed.

Also, painting top hats of the brake discs? Waste of time IMO. But, to each their own.

I see people doing that all the time. Have yet to see one rust through due to lack of paint. I guess if you've got some flash ZU rims maybe...



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Yea I dont have sway bars, and probably never will so I may just cut off those tabs, I'll see about the shields. I'm sure they help keep crap from being jammed up in the brakes, like twigs and stuff, but at the same time I know they can hold things in there, like mud and rocks.....
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Yea I know the paint won't do shit. But I was waiting for the paint On The axle to dry and had nothing to do. This was the result
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Got the old one out. Debating if I should just swap the new one in Or spend some time and clean/repaint the frame a little while I got room.
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Clean, scrape, and paint.
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Yea im going to clean it up some. What you think is best. Grinder? Twisted wire wheel!? Sand paper?

I'm thinking por15 would be best as I'm sure I'm not-gonna get every little bit of rust off no matter what I do
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Yea im going to clean it up some. What you think is best. Grinder? Twisted wire wheel!? Sand paper?

I'm thinking por15 would be best as I'm sure I'm not-gonna get every little bit of rust off no matter what I do
Wire wheel, scraper, and a screwdriver for the hard to get places,
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Just realized this isn't under smaller projects. Mods feel free to move. Thanks.
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After you clean it if you want to Waxoyl it let me know.
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JUst cleaned it off and put some fresh paint on it for now. I'll probably pass on the waxoyl for now... I plan on spending some time this winter putting it on a lift and really cleaning up the frame/underbody and giving a fresh coat all around (of paint ANY waxoyl).
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