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Old 10-23-2005, 11:35 AM
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Pulling axles on Ford 8"

I got a Ford 8" rear for my '29 Whippet Street Rod project (see Whippetguy's Journal). The unit is tight and in good shape, but I would like to pull the axles and 3rd member to check the bearings and replace the seals. When I tried to pull the axles with a slide hammer (after removing the retaining plate bolts, of course) the axle wouldn't budge. Do I just keep hammering longer and harder, or is there a trick I don't know about? Thanks for any help.

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They should pop out of there......probably just crud and corrosion holding them in......
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they dont have c clips do they? or is that the 8.8?
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Does an 8" have a rear cover, or is it the pot type?

If it has a cover, it may have the clips.
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8" rears are exactly like 9". No covers, and removable centersections.

Keep pulling on the SOBs. They are hard to get the first time you take them out.
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8" rears are exactly like 9". No covers, and removable centersections.

Sometimes they are easy........and sometimes they are rough.

I about snatched a almost NEW 69 Ford Torino off the jack stands trying to get a axle out back in 1970. Was going to change the gear ratio.

Last week I pulled the axles from a 57 Ford rear that has been in the MUD for at least 3 years.....and they came out by hand....no slide hammer, no pulling or anything.....The 57 rear was out of the car for years....lying behind a old radiator shop....



You just never know....but this will usually do the job....


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I was told by several people here that they use a chain attached to the end of the axle and simply give the chain a few good tugs and the axle should just whip right out of there. I'll let you know if it works.
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a 10 lb wieght on a slide hammer always works for me
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I got a Ford 8" rear for my '29 Whippet Street Rod project (see Whippetguy's Journal). The unit is tight and in good shape, but I would like to pull the axles and 3rd member to check the bearings and replace the seals. When I tried to pull the axles with a slide hammer (after removing the retaining plate bolts, of course) the axle wouldn't budge. Do I just keep hammering longer and harder, or is there a trick I don't know about? Thanks for any help.
take the torch and warm the airia behind the backing plate that is wher the bearing sits , dont get it to hot just enough to expand a bit. i use the brake drum turned backwards withe 3 nuts also backwards should work
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