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Old June 5th, 2008, 12:06 PM
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rusted/pitted spindles

I bought a complete axle housing w/ toyota conversion for the rear. It sat outside for several months and the spindles are pitted. The guy who sold it to me said to just clean it up with brake cleaner. Would it be bad to use a wire brush or similar to remove the surface rust and then clean it up with brake cleaner, or should I get new spindles and have Keith machine those?

Also, I am confused with the terminology. They are spindles, but are they also called stub axles? I have heard people refer to the short axle shafts on the front axle as stub axles. Please enlighten me.
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Old June 5th, 2008, 01:36 PM
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I'd clean them off and try some emery cloth to polish them up first.
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I can fix those..
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Old June 5th, 2008, 02:42 PM
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Pish, they are fine.

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Old June 5th, 2008, 02:46 PM
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maybe I can bring them up because I was also hoping you could machine the flanges on the shafts too so they'll fit under the aluminum rims??
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Old June 5th, 2008, 04:27 PM
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In LR lingo they are called Stub axles. The shaft on the CV joiny is called the CV's axle stub by some.

No problem bringing them by machining the shafts takes about an hour. The stubs shoudl take about 15 min. Do have your Toy third yet? The drive flange will need mods that take about an hour.
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Try polishing them with some Scotchbrite - they may clean right up
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In LR lingo they are called Stub axles. The shaft on the CV joiny is called the CV's axle stub by some.

No problem bringing them by machining the shafts takes about an hour. The stubs shoudl take about 15 min. Do have your Toy third yet? The drive flange will need mods that take about an hour.
This is the flange I took off the toyota 4 cyl differential that came with it (that diff was welded so I am not going to use it). Is this the correct one for the Rover conversion?
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This is the flange I took off the toyota 4 cyl differential that came with it (that diff was welded so I am not going to use it). Is this the correct one for the Rover conversion?
That should work!
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