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Axle Tube And Wire Brush

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It's a good idea to clean the axle tubes where the springs and the U-bolts mount, as well as the shackle and pivot brackets. Clean off the crud with a small brush and solvent, then coat the parts with paint to make installation cleaner. The rest of the axle and frame can be done later as time permits. The spring plates should also be freshened up, and spruce up the U-bolts and nuts if you plan to reuse them.