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Bye-bye Gov-Lock, Hello Tru Trac, plus gear swap and brakes

Discussion in 'Drivetrain' started by n8in8or, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. n8in8or

    n8in8or Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2014
    Kalamazoo, MI
    All good thoughts, thanks. I will be sure to share detail on what I end up doing. I’ve been thinking about what @jrsavoie said about cutting the bracket lengthwise and using it as a saddle - it’s an intriguing idea as well. I may do like he’s doing and grab a couple extra brackets from the junkyard to play with. I do like the simplicity of your cushioned bracket, plus they’re readily available.
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  2. jrsavoie

    jrsavoie Recruit

    May 8, 2008
    Rural Clifton, Illinois
    The guy I heard from said they did not have the kits listed, but when he called, he was able to order a kit for our vehicles.

    I wasted half the day yesterday going to 2 junk yards. I would have been better off spending that time fabricating some clamps. Neither yard had a vehicle with the same style brake hose that I have.

    I could have bought a couple of new hoses at O-Rielly's for about $45. Seemed a bit much just for the brackets.

    I've run out of time. I'm going to order ACDelco Hose for the right side and shelve these stainless hoses until I have time to mess with them and make a bracket.

    In the mean time, if anybody has any old brake hoses I could use for a pattern I would very much like to have them. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000C9E4B0/?tag=jhdiesel-20

    It always irritates me to pay this much for something aftermarket and then it doesn't work. At least not without more work.
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  3. WarWagon

    WarWagon Well it hits on 7 of 8...

    Nov 15, 2009
    After rereading the thread it appears there may be confusion over Autozone Duralast, aka Duracrap, and AC Delco's DuraStop. The Autozone Crap is what fell apart on me.
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  4. n8in8or

    n8in8or Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2014
    Kalamazoo, MI
    I was following you, but I appreciate the clarification.
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  5. n8in8or

    n8in8or Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2014
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Started on the swap today.


    I tried the new bearing puller on the carrier first. I could only get a grip on the cage, but tried giving it a go. It pulled for a bit until the bearing blew up.


    I was then able to regrip on the inner race and pull it the rest of the way off. On the other side I tried a standard 2 jaw puller since I could kind of get on the back side of the inner race. It pulled for a second then it grabbed the cage and blew that bearing up.

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    Ah well, the real reason I bought it was for pulling pinion bearings. It worked! Pulled the bearing right off. Nice.


    Well I had hoped to reuse the bearings since they only had about 15000 miles on them, so I don’t have any carrier bearings on hand. I did install the bearings on the pinion and install that, but I don’t love how they sound so I’m going to replace them, too. So now I wait. I should have the bearings Tuesday.


    I also inspected the brakes and I’m diwn to the rivets on the right brake so it was time to do those anyway. So I ordered rear brakes. It could take as long as May 1 to get them, but hopefully it’s faster than that. I suppose I’ll work on the front diff in the meantime.

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  6. n8in8or

    n8in8or Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2014
    Kalamazoo, MI
    A little info on the Truetrac. It has a really interesting axle retainer design.

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    It’s also interesting how it functions.

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