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Old September 29th, 2011, 11:35 AM
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The rear axle on my '94 is weeping from the "diff cover" and is having issues with frozen calipers, so I was thinking about just getting a whole new axle. I called Safari Rover, RDS, and RoverGuy. Will has one, but just doing due diligence to see if you guys know of any other sources for a good rear axle.
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Old September 29th, 2011, 12:10 PM
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I found my axle tube at a local independent mechanic. Any D1 or D90 axle of the era should do. I think the Classics had the same setup as well. You might also try a pick-n-pull junkyard place but you'll probably pay more there.

The new axle, originally... (with carpet porn shot for Barry)

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After media blasting:

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Matt from Rock Ware welded some steel straps over the outboard welds. This wasn't necessary but my previous tube failed at the weld (a truly freak occurrence) and it gave me peace of mind:

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I followed the advice from folks here and prepped it with Eastwood After Blast and then painted it with Eastwood Chassis Black. It has held up beautifully.
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Old September 29th, 2011, 12:39 PM
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A new (used) axle housing isn't going to fix a frozen caliper, and even if you replace the axle housing, you should replace the calipers...they are not that expensive and it's easy job

Where are you "weeping" from? Seeing how the filler plug is the only piece on the diff cover thats removable, I be curious to see a picture...
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Old September 29th, 2011, 04:09 PM
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Thanks, Chris. I was thinking about media blasting it and what to use, so that helps.

Yeah, I figured I'd just get a whole new axle that came with calipers. The steel just got so paper thin in spots on the diff cover over the years in harsh winters that the fluid just weeps out. Unfortunately, I can't get to it right now to get a pic.
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Old September 30th, 2011, 12:42 AM
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If I was buying calipers, I would buy new ones, not something that came off an axle from the junkyard. That's just me, though.
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Old October 6th, 2011, 11:35 PM
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So just an update to the "weeping" problem in case this thread comes up in a search, I found diff covers at Atlantic British. I don't have 'em yet, but looks like you cut the old ones off and weld the new ones on. Then, I'll just get new calipers and pads and I'll be walkin' in tall cotton...for a lot less cabbage. Probably take the whole axle off and getting it media blasted it as long as I'm at it.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 08:51 AM
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I agree on getting one from Keith and make sure the welds are clean else they will leak.
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