It is done...the guy with the bad back put the axels in, if I can do almost anyone can!
My thanks to Andy for the advice and encouragement
with regards to replacing my axels. I was going to have it done in a shop. I had doubts about doing the job myself. The reason is that I am slightly disabled. A few spinal surgeries, not to mention the odd knee, ankle, wrist and so forth.
After talking with me for a bit, Andy thought I could do the job myself, or at least give it a try (which was my preference as I have done everything else on the AS). It was more of a job than the three or so hours/ axel some threads talk about but I got it done.
It did help to have some friends that loaned me the use of one of the bays in their hobby shop (race cars). Good thing, it was hot & humid up here in Wisconsin this weekend. The air hammer was useful in getting the first 35 year old axel out. Good lord ther is a lot of rust and dust that shook out!
Getting back to my main point, thanks Andy
, I would not have attempted the job without the encouragement (and procedural advice) that you provided to me when I ordered the axels, and thanks for the key chain so cleverly concealed in the shock box! A project like this gave me a fine sense of acomplishment.
Next I have to figure out how to convert that 630 hp vette three bays down into a tow vehicle?
I also want to exend my thanks to Andy and everyone that contributed articles and photos on axel replacement, I sort of think of this as sort of a group project, I just got to do the hands on part this time!