A few weeks back I posted pictures of a failed rear right wheel where all the carriage wheel bolts had failed.
First, without your past posts and advice I would be up the proverbial creek without a paddle.
I have read over 18 separate threads on axle removal and axle rebuilding on this forum including links to videos and parts price lists.
I bought the suggest books, but the forum posts I think were more helpful.
Lots of safety warnings and parts advice
Before I get started next week, does anyone within a 100 miles of northern Indiana have the proper brace to hold the car up and the supports to transfer support the rear axle assembly I can buy rent or borrow for about 3 weeks before I start building them ?
Also I am a bit unclear, using a floor jack or bottle jack how best to raise the rear of the car prior to installing the floor jacks or brace. I am considering others use of concrete blocks with a cross bar using the warning NOT to get under the car as blocks can crumble
tall jack stands (6 ton, I think) placed on the frame just ahead of the radius rods will support the car for the removal of the axle.
If you have a stout bar, you can move the jackstands a little further back and a little further outboard and place the bar across the jackstands, just under the frame.
Steve Jelf has posted pix of his home made stands performing this task...somewhere on the forum.
Just don't plan on climbing into the back seat!
Support pictures here: http://dauntlessgeezer.com/DG79.html
DO NOT use concrete blocks.
I think I used a 4x4 crossways under the frame and a pair of large jackstands, one on each end of the 4x4 .
Ditto to what Hal just posted...I use a 4x4 right behind the muffler, had to shave it on that side just a bit for a better fit, ends of 4x4 on jackstands, works well. Had a car sit on that for a month while waiting rear end rebuild. Also bought a wide "saddle" sort of like Steve Jelf made, (I'm not good at fabricating much of anything), to center under the axle and slide the whole dang thing out. Works nice.
Hal and Tim Thanks I have sent PM