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Gelande
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G500 Axle and Pumpkin Split

Post#1 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:45 pm

Always thought that the differential housings / aka pumpkins were not removable from the axles, that they were a one piece design.

But then looking again at most made after 1982 they appear to have pins that can be machined out, allowing the entire axle to come apart.....

See photos showing sample G500 rear axle after having this done.

Note on small portion, pin is not machined all the way out, which will be required to re-use.

Note on long section, all the way drilled out and finished.
just sharing for those curious
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4x4abc
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Re: G500 Axle and Pumpkin Spit

Post#2 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:43 pm

and you took it apart because?

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reinhardtius
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Re: G500 Axle and Pumpkin Spit

Post#3 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:00 pm

4x4abc wrote:and you took it apart because?


too much free time, right mike? ;)

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jonathan joseph
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Re: G500 Axle and Pumpkin Spit

Post#4 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:28 am

What exactly do you do with "pumpkin spit"?

Jonathan

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Gelande
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Re: G500 Axle and Pumpkin Spit

Post#5 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:32 am

taken apart to ship to a foreign place far far away in small light boxes

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stevegsmith
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Re: G500 Axle and Pumpkin Spit

Post#6 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:42 am

You're up early. :(

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Gelande
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Re: G500 Axle and Pumpkin Spit

Post#7 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:45 am

5am to 8am is my GO TIME!!!!

coffee and no kids, dogs, wives.....just neighbor's rooster and Tchaikovsky...ahh!

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Re: G500 Axle and Pumpkin Spit

Post#8 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:50 am

mserpe wrote:5am to 8am is my GO TIME!!!!

coffee and no kids, dogs, wives.....just neighbor's rooster and Tchaikovsky...ahh!


Nice! My youngest (7mo.) has gotten in the habit of waking at 5am and staying wide awake until 9am (on time for the oldest (2yr) to wake up).

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