I'm looking for advice. I picked up a set of LC 80 series axles and planning to swap them onto my 1st gen. My questions are in regards to how to clean up the 80 series axles, removing all the tabs and spring perches, I have access to a plasma cutter, welder and of course an array of angle grinders.
Seals: Is it possible to go through the clean up procedure and save the inner seals etc wile being installed?
Oil: Should I drain the oil prior to plasma or grinding, or leave oil in and drain after?
Welding of new tabs; Weld on tabs and perches with oil in the axle or remove oil? Can new perches and tabs be welded on with axle complete.
Strip Down: should I just plan on completely striping down the axles to the bare housings?
Thanks for reading