Originally Posted by 62overlander
is that the stud that holds the shock that broke? That happens a lot. Make sure you cut a heavy shoulder to accept the weld or it will just snap off again.
Did they bolt right in or did you have to alter the holes to bolt it on?
I have a 66 here needing new axles and am curious if they actually bolt right in or if they need a little help to make that happen.
yes that was the stud that held the shock. i'm going to grind the whole thing off then try to weld a bolt on there? we'll see what happens i borrowed a welder from a friend, i've never done any welding before but how are you going to learn if you don't try. right?
i had to drill four new holes in order to bolt the new axle on. colin told me i would have to do this, so it didn't come as a surprise. the one thing i had to do that i wasn't aware of was i had to get the axle in place then mark the hole then drop the axle back out of the way so i could get a good straight shot at a couple of the holes (see pic) but really not that big of a deal considering the $$$ saved...all in all it went really smooth. no big deal. the only thing colin didn't warn me about, was the fact that the whole process would have been alot easier if i was capable of bench pressing 250 lbs!!! lol...i'm a little stiff today from rolling around under that thing all day yesterday