My shaft it too short !!

Need to know what's broken and maybe how to fix it ? Post here
User avatar
varleym
Posts: 413
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:42 pm
Location: Harrogate
Full Name: Mark Varley

My shaft it too short !!

Postby varleym » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:39 am

Just about completed the exercise of fitting the ARB's into Kermit from the trayback I bought last week but I've come up against a bit of a problem.

Both axles on the trayback were disco ones and although my rear one is a disco, the front is a defender one. I had to swap the front halfshafts/CV's between the two vehicles as mine were 10 spline and the ARB was 24 spline. The trayback went back together OK but now I've built up the front end of mine there's only about 11mm of halfshaft splines protruding out of the front stub axle which is not enough to get the flange on.

I suspect that either the disco halfshaft/CV is a bit shorter than the Defender ones or the stub axle/hub on the Defender axle is a bit thicker.

I'd rather not have to swap the whole axle over (and swat the diffs again!) - is there another fix by say fitting a discovery stub axle/hub (whichever one is the offending part)?

Cheers

Mark

User avatar
davew
Chairman
Posts: 1949
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:54 pm
Location: Knaresborough
Full Name: Dave White

Postby davew » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:01 pm

I'm not aware of any difference between the shafts. Have you pulled the cv/stub shaft out as far as it will go ?

User avatar
varleym
Posts: 413
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:42 pm
Location: Harrogate
Full Name: Mark Varley

Postby varleym » Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:11 pm

Just remember I had the original front shafts (10 spline) from when I stripped the vehicle last year. Rooted them out of the cellar and bugger me - the shaft from the CV to the outside end is an inch longer :o !

That being the case and assuming the axle casing is the same dimensions on a Defender/Discovery, I guess I've got to either get some Defender 24 spline shafts/CV's or go the whole hog and swap to Discovery stub axle/hub/brake disc/caliper :roll:

Think I'll just try and source some defender 24 spline shafts for now as everything else (discs, calipers, etc) is either new or in very good condition.

So, if anyone's got a set of Defender shafts/CV's let me know. Meanwhile I'll be looking on Fleabay.

Cheers

Mark

User avatar
davew
Chairman
Posts: 1949
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:54 pm
Location: Knaresborough
Full Name: Dave White

Postby davew » Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:54 pm

Just get a set of Ashcrofts, fit once and forget.

User avatar
tecnick
Posts: 969
Joined: Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:52 am
Location: Leeds
Full Name: Nick Adams

Postby tecnick » Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:26 pm

Kerr-ching :shock:

Cheers Nick
If it ain't broke, I'd be bloody suprised.

User avatar
Bo
Posts: 682
Joined: Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:35 pm
Location: WF10
Full Name: Scot Chegg

Postby Bo » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:30 pm

Any reason why you didn't just swop the axles over and fit your discs and calipers?
5/4 of people admit that they’re bad with fractions.

User avatar
varleym
Posts: 413
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:42 pm
Location: Harrogate
Full Name: Mark Varley

Postby varleym » Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:24 pm

Only that I thought it would be a simpler (and lighter) job!


Return to “Technical Info”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests

cron
Copyright © 2017 Yorkshire Off Road Club