How to remove the Front Axle from your Willys Jeep – Part of an ongoing “Jeep” disassembly and restoration series sponsored by Kaiser Willys.
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First, remove the cotter pin & washer from the shock mount plate and shackle assembly. Next, disconnect the shock absorber from both the shackle and mounting plate assembly. Repeat this process on the opposing side.
Remove the four attaching nuts and “U” bolts to release the front drivers side torque reaction spring assembly. Next, remove the leaf spring pivot eye & shackle Bolt. Disconnect the leaf spring from the shackle brackets. Unscrew the leaf spring shackle and remove the leaf spring.
After detaching the “U” bolts from the shock mount plate assembly, remove the leaf spring pivot eye & shackle bolt and disconnect the leaf spring from the shackle brackets. Finally, when pulling the front axle from the frame, please use the safest method available. The front axle is very heavy and caution must be taken to avoid injury.
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