So finally got around to doing some work on the Verde. It's been a couple weeks because ive started anew job and had some life changes going on. Feels good to be back at it though.
This rear end is a mess. Full of busted bushings, and tons of rust.
So far i have all my new bushings, springs, shocks, but the list is far from done.
For the rear end:
- brake caliper rebuild kit (obviously they were leaking)
-new pads and hardware
-need new axle boots and rebuild
-diff mount (I think that's what it's called)
-center support bearing
Going to have the DeDion tube, transmission crossmember, shift rod, and a few other things media blasted and powder coated.
New hardware for places that need.
Hopefully upgrade rear sway bar.
Replace brake and clutch lines.
And whatever else that comes along.
As of right now, I'm stuck at getting the DeDion tube out and my shop manual isn't very clear. I've marked and unbolted the driveshaft as seen it's pretty much mandatory to do. Questioning on how to remove the transmission crossmember to slide the DeDion out? Any suggestions?