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Old February 10th, 2021, 13:14
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Re: What year 8.25

For the 8.25 you need the driveshaft, spring perches, and u bolts minimum. May also need the rubber brake hose. E brake should be the same I think.
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Old February 10th, 2021, 19:15
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Re: What year 8.25

Please explain more about the spring perch.

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Old February 10th, 2021, 19:32
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Sorry, I got my terms mixed up, the perch is welded to the axle. I meant the plate that the u bolts go through on top of the spring. The 8.25 has a thicker tube than the 35 so the u bolts are wider so the plate they go through has the holes in a different spot. I had temporarily put a 8.25 in while I was rebuilding my limited slip in my 35. Which saying that reminded me that the ebrake cables and rubber brake line are the same, just the driveshaft, u bolts and plates were different. Good luck with the ebrake cables though. They were the hardest part of the whole thing!
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Old February 10th, 2021, 19:42
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Re: What year 8.25

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I know its not what is supposed to be done but ive never bought a new u bolt in 25 years of working on cars and never had a failure. And if a u bolt was going to break from stress my daily run would do it! You also aren't supposed to compression splice brake lines but I rekon a lot of us are guilty of that too.
We sell steel compression fittings for brake line repair they will pass a west virginia state inspection we have sold hundreds of these things over the year's we also have the brass fittings but they will not pass the state inspection t
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Old February 10th, 2021, 20:52
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Good luck with the ebrake cables though. They were the hardest part of the whole thing!

Those can be a challenge.


I found I was able to make a tool to compress the three tabs on the inside of the brake backing plate by using a piece of 1/2" copper plumbing pipe. I think the copper was just a bit too large for the job, but by using a roll type tubing cutter and not reaming out the inside I was able to effectively reduce the inner diameter and achieve the goal.
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Old February 11th, 2021, 08:18
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Re: What year 8.25

Thank you all for all the tips.

So I need to make sure I take the bracket that is on top of the leaf springs. makes sense.

I need to come up with a special too for the Ebrake cable. Will work on that.

This is great help!!
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Old February 11th, 2021, 11:38
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I have never heard about it.
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Old February 12th, 2021, 09:21
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I've heard to use a hose clamp to compress those tabs. I've never tried it though. I usually, use a small screw driver to press them in individually or to break them off. Not fun though.
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