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Anyone straighten a axle housing
04-17-2016, 06:45 PM,
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Anyone straighten a axle housing
Wondering if anyone in the clubs straighten a axle tube. Mines bent a bit at the end and giving it a neg camber of about 5°. Here's a pic of where it's bent 
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04-20-2016, 08:53 PM,
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RE: Anyone straighten a axle housing
Might be easier to re-tube it than straighten it. Heat and jacks can bend steel, although not an exact science. A large hydraulic press, like a machine shop would have, or just put a D60 in.

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04-21-2016, 11:44 AM,
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RE: Anyone straighten a axle housing
For steering axles on trucks you can bend them back/alignment adjustments with a hydraulic jack and chains, but they don't have a axle shaft running through them. TeeJay might have better idea on that, possibly be able to do it at the shop here in Fairview.
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04-21-2016, 01:01 PM,
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RE: Anyone straighten a axle housing
Ya I've done a coupe it's not a bad job dana 30s bend easy but a 60 is a a good push lol. You pretty much need it out of the vehicle to do right.
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04-28-2016, 09:18 PM,
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RE: Anyone straighten a axle housing
Yeah that was my plan to remove. I'm hoping to be able to do it with just the old heat and quench method
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03-10-2017, 03:17 PM,
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RE: Anyone straighten a axle housing
(04-17-2016, 06:45 PM)Sasq40 Wrote: Wondering if anyone in the clubs straighten a axle tube. Mines bent a bit at the end and giving it a neg camber of about 5°. Here's a pic of where it's bent 
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03-10-2017, 03:18 PM,
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RE: Anyone straighten a axle housing
(04-17-2016, 06:45 PM)Sasq40 Wrote: Wondering if anyone in the clubs straighten a axle tube. Mines bent a bit at the end and giving it a neg camber of about 5°. Here's a pic of where it's bent 
[Image: 20160417_093225.jpg]

rob from rev auto straightened mine
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