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Old 10-25-2019, 11:10 AM   #1
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Default I broke my truck! Now on VIDEO!

Ok, you might already know the answer, but I pieced together a video to document my recent breakdown. Not me, the pickup. This is just part 1. The repair will be documented also. Subscribe for notification when the next one goes live.

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Old 10-25-2019, 11:34 AM   #2
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I broke an axle in my model A, but it happened right in front of my house, no towing involved.
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Old 10-25-2019, 02:09 PM   #3
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That don't look like fun .
Rain drops keep fall'n on my head, and me poor ole truck is dead.
Oh no I need a tow.
Just love your stuf...THANKS Mart & good luck git'n her back on the road again...
On the road again, i just can't wait...........
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Old 10-26-2019, 10:19 AM   #4
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You got lucky with that axle Mart. Could have been a disaster for sure. I've got a spare axle in a 38 Deluxe parts car if mine ever breaks.
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Old 10-26-2019, 11:04 AM   #5
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Mart, Glad you found the problem.
Glad axle didn't 'walk out". Better install some drum retainers.
Do yourself a favor and replace those unstable and unsafe 3 legged jack stands with
4 legged stands. I know you've probably been using them for years but, they are an accident waiting to happen. Keep us[posted on your axle replacement process with a video. Thanks.

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Old 10-26-2019, 11:20 AM   #6
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Saw the video, one of the things on my todo list is to get and install some axle retainers.
Looking forward to the repair videos.
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Old 10-26-2019, 12:59 PM   #7
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Mart....If the axle broke clean at some mid-point on the shaft, what was producing the solid STOP at 8" or 9" when you attempted to pull it all the way out? DD
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Old 10-26-2019, 02:57 PM   #8
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Next instalment will be out tomorrow morning. Lots of questions answered in it. Thanks for all the interest.

Thanks for the concern re the stands. I am ok with them but do take care to ensure the orientation is correct. I have never heard it mentioned before, maybe I ought to do a video to explain what I mean.

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Old 10-27-2019, 09:38 AM   #9
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Update here:

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=271653

Thanks for the interest.
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