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Old December 8th, 2013, 05:32 PM
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CDN M101 Axle Build

I acquired a CDN M101 sometime back and want to replace my M416 with it. The axle and springs were pulled out months ago. The springs were torn down, sandblasted, primed/painted then reassembled using poly sliders and new bushings. The stock axle uses that funky 112mm bolt pattern. I wanted to mount LR wheels without adapters unlike my present setup on the M416. The past weeks I parted out one of my RR's and cut the whole spindle assemblies off the rear axle with a sawsall. Today with the cold wet weather I decided to attack the axle project. The spindle assemblies were taken down and the axle flange castings chocked up in the lathe to face and bored to 2.70" for a new axle tube. The tube 2.5" ID schedule 80 was turned down at each end to 2.70" OD for a slip fit into the castings. I should have taken photos of these stages. The tube was set into the vice and welding began. The new assembly is setup for SOA. I'll be lengthening the trailer tongue and swapping the lunette ring for a hydraulic ball type unit to operate the stock LR disk brake calipers.
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Old December 15th, 2013, 02:35 AM
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Nice work! I have a CDN M101 as well. Todd (Toddco Suspension in GA) modded a set of M101 hubs to match the 90's offset...
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Old December 15th, 2013, 09:57 AM
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Very slick!

What are you using for a paint? I have been doing axle install on my chassis and trying to find the best coating. I did Por-15 on my axles housings, and tried Eastwood rust encap with Eastwood extreme chassis coat black on top.
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Old December 15th, 2013, 10:30 AM
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For what it's worth - one of the best stuff I have tried is *chassi saver* by magnet paints on bulbar, sliders, rear Xmember. The stuff is tough as nails, going on 5 years, no chips, no water ingress, bubbling etc..

Prior to using that tried Por 15 with topcoat, extreme chassi by eastwood (nice finish), but didn't hold up near as well as the chassi saver stuff. Just my small experiences with rust proof protection;

Here is a link-http://www.magnetpaints.com/underbody.asp
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Old December 15th, 2013, 06:33 PM
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For what it's worth - one of the best stuff I have tried is *chassi saver* by magnet paints on bulbar, sliders, rear Xmember. The stuff is tough as nails, going on 5 years, no chips, no water ingress, bubbling etc.. Prior to using that tried Por 15 with topcoat, extreme chassi by eastwood (nice finish), but didn't hold up near as well as the chassi saver stuff. Just my small experiences with rust proof protection; Here is a link-http://www.magnetpaints.com/underbody.asp
Thanks! Will give that a try for the front suspension components.
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Old February 28th, 2014, 01:31 PM
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Hammerite paint...period. Once it has cured it is tough. Chips can be touched up easily. Standard enamels won't hold up. POR 15 is overrated and expensive. Powder coating will chip and delaminates once rust starts. I powdercoated all of my 240Z suspension parts...never again.
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