How To: TTB Dana 35 C-clip Eliminator Mod

Discussion in 'Suspension Tech' started by Brinker88, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    Now, if any of you are like me that have the TTB, they've torn into it a couple of times and Im sure you know what a pain in the a$$ it is to drop that front pumpkin :furious: just to remove that center axle shaft to change the u-joint.

    This is the easiest mod I've ever done in my life (after the pumpkin's removed of course).


    1.) See:
    2.) Welder (for some people)



    1.) New u-joint ( you're in there already, so why not? )

    2.) Echo chain saw part # 69621655730
    - readily available at most lawn and garden shops for around $5.00

    3.) #20 Hose clamp (1 3/4" to 3/4") or a welder


    Installation of the spring is a little tricky (tight fit) After it's on there, use the c-clamp to bolt it up or tack weld the ends onto the shaft. Either way works.
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  3. pooleo

    pooleo New Member

    Man, I was going to do this to plow rig, not sure why. I guess I will just make sure I keep her lubed!
  4. OP

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    Yea I was doin my gear swap and forgot to install the short shaft and c-clip before I bolted up the 3rd member SO...I was like well, when in Rome.... lol

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