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  • niemie13
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    Last step is to attach the caliper. Finally the whole thing put together!
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    This was a very simple upgrade and should be well worth it once I get the axle installed under the Jeep.

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  • niemie13
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    Next step was to connect the rotor to the hub by pressing in the wheel studs. I had to use longer studs than were originally on there due to the conversion.
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    The rotor/hub assembly on the axle tube
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    These are the parts that hold the hub on the axle
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    And installed

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  • niemie13
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    I figured out how to change the photo sharing settings. So here we go

    I cleaned the old hub
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    Painted the end of the axle tube
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    Bolted on the caliper bracket
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    Painted the hub and reinstalled bearings races and seals.
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  • niemie13
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    So I picked up all needed parts and finished the left side disc brake conversion today. Pics to come once I can post from the app again. It looks great!

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  • niemie13
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    So I've been away from this project for a while. I've been very slowly cleaning the parts I'm reusing and painting the bare metal new parts. I have some pictures to share of the progress, but for some reason am having trouble loading from the app.

    I'm doing one side at a time and so I'm still on the first side. I've installed the caliper bracket and bolted on the caliper to check the fit. The hub is cleaned up and primed. I will be installing new bearings and seals in the hubs, which I still need to get. I also need to get the rotors and wheel studs.

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  • niemie13
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    Got some new heavy duty parts today.



    Now I need to clean up the axle, get the brake parts and put it all together.

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  • niemie13
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    Got something that should help when working on all my old parts.

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  • willys2a
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    Welded gears will work, it's an old school locker, tough driving on the road. Also you have to hope the welder knows what he's doing, it usually takes a lot of weld to hold every thing together. If the weld lets go just about everything in that case will be destroyed.

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  • janderson
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    Wow man... Great progress. Keep it up and keep the pics coming!

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  • niemie13
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    I took the cover off today and noticed that the gears looked welded. This will save me a few hundred on a locker. Notice the small weld in the photo.

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    So I should probably spend some of that saved dough on a new cover. This one is pretty torn up on the bottom and got banged right in the middle.

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    You can see on the inside where the dent got shaved down by the gears.

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    That's okay though because I plan on shaving the diff for more ground clearance.

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  • niemie13
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    Ultimate 14 bolt

    So I got the 14 bolt home and had to begin disassembly right away because it was too heavy to get out of the truck.

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    I pulled the drums off and they are in their way to the scrap yard. So the first upgrade is disc brakes! I already ordered the caliper brackets from Ruff Stuff. I did a lot of comparison with other places online and they all seemed about the same price ($50). I also needed a pinion guard, so I wanted to get both at the same time to save on shipping. The reason I went with Ruff Stuff because I liked their pinion guard the best.

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    The drums and hubs are pressed together with the studs, so I knocked them out with a hammer. They're too short for discs anyway.
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