Thanks for the inspiration. I got it off with 2 C-clamps, socket extension and a scrap piece of metal strap with a pre-existing hole big enough for the extension to slide through.
That's a good price for that lot (looks amazing). The minimum I had to pay was $125 + $15 return shipping. Did you have to cover the return shipping?I sent in two sets of GEMS v8 fuel rails, clips, throttle linkages, engine lift brackets, and a bunch of radius arm washers. It was $100 for the plating.
I'm not going to touch the gears. I have so much more on this truck to deal with. Also, there is drivetrain lash and a leaky output shaft. I figure I would get those corrected (possible output shaft issue), then see how it performs. The gears look great with minimal wear. The innards have been clean and wear mild. Other than some grease sitting at the end of the axle tubes and some mild surface rust on the left side axle tube (probably from when it was born).I need to refurbish my Sals, too. Do you have to re-do the gear lash on the diff when you re-install or can you just put it back with the retainers in the same orientation?