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Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Hill, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. Jul 30, 2006
    Hill

    Hill Member

    Colorado
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    Fairly nasty trail today. It makes steering difficult when the leaf spring center pin is broke resulting in the axle sliding back & forth on spring.
    When the front drive shaft fell out, I knew something was wrong. I ended up with the winch cable wrapped around the axle then hooked to frame to kinda keep axle in middle. It worked, I made it home.

    -Hill
     
  2. Jul 30, 2006
    wheelie

    wheelie beeg dummy 2019 Sponsor

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    BTDT. Scary ain't it.
     
  3. Jul 30, 2006
    runnamuck

    runnamuck look out!

    hickory, nc
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    nice trail fix. glad you made it back.
     
  4. Jul 30, 2006
    Hippo393

    Hippo393 Jeepless

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    Wow! Glad you made it back.

    So now what? Replace the pin w/ a grade 8?
     
  5. Jul 30, 2006
    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

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    Another centering pin I'd say.
     
  6. Jul 31, 2006
    Rondog

    Rondog just hangin' out

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    Very ingenious trail fix! Glad you made it back OK.

    My '56 springs are 50 years old, but appear to still be in good shape (at least they still have good curve, not flat), so I'm just going to disassemble, sandblast and paint them for now. Already have new center pins, nuts and bushings ready to go. Gonna do one front and one rear at a time so I can have the others as a reassembly guide.

    I figure I can buy new springs later on, should be a quick and easy replacement since my old ones will already have been removed and cleaned up. Won't have the BS of rusted parts to deal with.
     
  7. Jul 31, 2006
    Warloch

    Warloch Did you say Flattie??? Staff Member

    Falcon, CO
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    Hm - wonder if you have been on some of the same trials I have. N end of Taylor Park - busted D side center pin while up there early June.

    I used some ratchet straps to hold mine in place :)
     
  8. Jul 31, 2006
    Ghetto Fab.

    Ghetto Fab. Member

    Atascadero, Ca.
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    Make sure your u-bolts are tight. Thats generally how center pins break.

    Glad to hear you made it ok. What trail was it?

    Kevo
     

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