1. Yorkshire4x4

    Yorkshire4x4 New Member I am in uk

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    Hi guys can some one please offer some advise

    My rear axle has corroded and its not looking good
    Milners are doing the caseing and bolts for £640
    Ebay google I have found a rear axle with Diff and abs for £750
    Welding not realy an option as most mechanics near me are cow boys

    Any ideas any one ?? or where I can get one at a reasonable price

    Thanks
     
  2. karl webster

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    I may have one but it would take a fair while to sort out.
    @Trevor have you still got little blues?
     
  3. karl webster

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    Trevor may be able to do the job for you as well.
     
  4. Yorkshire4x4

    Yorkshire4x4 New Member I am in uk

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    On mine it's the brackets that are badly corroded!! I really font want to be forking out 750 plus Labour so I'm open to suggestions or if any one has one for sale
     
  5. MarkW

    MarkW Well-Known Member I am in morocco

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    When mine needed repair I bought a 2nd hand one but that wasn’t much better than the original. I paid the local engineering place about 300 all in to repair the bracket and reinforce all the other mounting points.

    If Milners had the casings at the time I just would have bought new.
     
  6. Yorkshire4x4

    Yorkshire4x4 New Member I am in uk

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    Thanks Mark I think I'm tempted to just go with the new casting! !
    The mechanic did say messing with the rear diff and changing to the new casing may open up a can of worms
     
  7. Josh Tagg

    Josh Tagg Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    I don't think changing all the innads would be a terrible job you'l just need some seals at a guess. Abs sensors might be a challenge to get out? As said the problem with most 2nd hand ones might not be much better than what you have.... unless you can be sure, be wary off e Bay and the likes
     
  8. Trevor

    Trevor Well-Known Member I am in england

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    I sold the rear from Lil' Blue, but put a new Milners casing on Fiery HERE

    It's a pretty straightforward job, I'd recommend new O rings for the axle backplates and you'll need 2 new inner axle oil seals. I changed out all the studs that the diff slides over as the originals were too crusty. ABS sensors have to be handled carefully to get out of the old casing.

    You may need the odd replacement bolt for the brake line brackets as well. I could do it for you if don't fancy it.
     
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  9. Shayne

    Shayne Well-Known Member Guru

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    Your pics from the other thread says that aint broke mate so any cack handed cowboy with a welder could botch it up fit for years , just make sure he welds to clean metal , you could clean it back to shiny new metal with a grinder yourself before giving it to a welder if you have any doubts .
     
  10. flint

    flint Well-Known Member Supporter I am in great_britain

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    The last time I went for an MOT, unusually for round here, the one before me was a 90. The tester waved me over to have a look and the back axle was actually seeping oil through the casing. It had been well coated over with underseal, and when poked bits were flaking off in sheets, looked a lot worse than yours. One thing to watch out for if you do decide to go for a used axle is to make sure it's off the same as yours, the petrol and diesels had different ratios.
     
  11. Yorkshire4x4

    Yorkshire4x4 New Member I am in uk

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    I would not mind you doing it
    If you would e mail me on [email protected] and we can discuss this further and could you please also advise me where I can get hold of the o rings for the axle back plate and the 2 inner axle oil seals?? Did your casing come with those seals?
     
  12. Yorkshire4x4

    Yorkshire4x4 New Member I am in uk

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    Hi shane thanks for your reply
    The axle is still attached it's the brackets that have holes and allot of rust Im not driving the truck at the moment as I'm paranoid it will fall off and that will be the end if my truck. I think what your saying is logical in regards
    To attempting to weld it.. If I knew of a reliable welder who could do the job then I would but unfortunately around my way there's too many cow boy mechanics
     
  13. Trevor

    Trevor Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Email sent
     
  14. Yorkshire4x4

    Yorkshire4x4 New Member I am in uk

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    After going from pillar to post to find a rear axle and looking at a few in the scrapers I realized that they were battered! I got a call from the garrage they said they would angle grind the corroded struts add other struts to the existing ones by welding and bolting them on to make them stronger! ! I'll post pictures next week when the jobs done! And thanks to Trevor who is a landcruiser specialist on this forum offered me some great tips and advise about the 90 series! !
     
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  15. AndycruiserguyLomas

    AndycruiserguyLomas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    I'll add to the thanks to Trev for advice given about 90's. Pre and post purchase of my 90 Trevors encyclopedic knowledge and advice was most helpful.
     
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  16. Yorkshire4x4

    Yorkshire4x4 New Member I am in uk

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    I got the truck back yesterday the garrage have sanded the bracket and welded a thick piece of metal along with a bolt!! Fingers crossed it holds !! The other bracket on the left seems OK for now I've not noticed any cracks on it so left that one alone for now! I've posted before and after pictures !! Thanks to all who offered advice and guidance

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