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    Default Tom Randalls 72 Scout 2 Build

    Tom bought another customer Jeb Thomas's 1972 Scout 2. We recentley did some nice work on it but Jeb had to sell it.

    Toms plans call for 4 wheel disk breaks, Dana 44 front axle upgrade, cut and turn conversion for positive caster, ARB Air locker, roll cage, spray lining the inside and bumper upgrades. The plan is to tackle it in stages. Stage one will be the 4 wheel disk brake conversion. Also Tom intends to paint this in a Seahawks color sceam. So we have been asked to do some custome touches of our choice to surprise him.

    Here is a bunch of the goodies going in the axles. They will be fully rebuilt with new bearings where needed and of coarse new seals.
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    So this project has taken a long time due to no help at the shop and being forced to overcome many setbacks such as personal injuries, death of Otis, and the general craziness of life in 2015.

    To start with we disassembled the front 1978 Dana 44 axle. Assessed the needs and found it to need new carrier bearings. Then wire wheeled it completley to remove all the old paint and grease gunk. After that the cut and turn was preformed. Once that was done we cleaned the inside of the housing to remove any metal dust from the grinding and the old grease and oil deposits. The wire chimmy style brush we made works good inside the tube to get the gunk out.
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    Next we measured the distances before rotating the knuckles in order to assure correct alignment. The wire brushes used show what we used to clean the surfaces real good to get an accurate reading on the vernier caliper.
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    Next up was to install new inner axle seals to keep the diff fluid in and not running outside the tubes. The extra sealer was used to be extra safe. After that was complete we then used the bearing puller to remove the old bearings. Once i did that i measured the shim stack and installed new shims to the same tolerance and pressed the new bearings in place on the 20 ton press. Finnally as my shop helper Otis supervised i used pattern paste to check the patteren and make sure it was within spec.
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    The Front axle is now ready to be buttoned up and painted and have the outers/brakes installed. Speaking of outers i also took a shot of the old drum brake booster and master cylinder. These will be replaced with a dual diaphragm disk brake setup and corvette disk disk configuration master cylinder
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    The rear axle is now torn apart and inspected. I found that the pads on the housing will need to be replaced as the hole is oblonged out where the center pin locates it The good news is the shafts look great and the bearings will be replaced to be safe and so that they are new as the larger tires will be putting more stress on them.

    Shown also in the middle picture is the outers of the front torn down for inspection, cleaning and reseal/re-grease. New Ball joints will be installed due to the larger tires and their impact on them. We don't need any problems and since we were in their the cost is marginal at this time. Better safe than sorry.
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    Here are some pics to show the Scout in the midway stage of the conversion. I wont be able to post too many more pictures until the end as it will give away the surprises but its going to be awesome.
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