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Old 02-01-2007, 10:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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how to remove and install new slides?

Hey guys,

While I have my engine and carb down and working on it, I have decided while I have the back end of my 1981 Jag up in the air, I may as well install a couple new slides/glides, since the old white ones are pretty much shot. SO I have the new slides. What's the easiest way to get the old off and the new on? Any tips or tricks? I see there is only 1 nut/bolt holding the old slides on at the front of the track.

Also, when the butt of the sled is in the air, how much gap should be between the tack and slides? I've got about 3/4" right now.

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Old 02-01-2007, 12:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The track tension should be; 1in deflection with a 10lb weight at the center of the track.

You can remove the HyFax through the track window. Loosen the track all the way and then remove the screw the holds the front in place. Use a lag screw and attach it to the rear of the slide and have a helper tap against the other end of the slide while you pull on the screw with a set of vice grips. If you do not have a helper. you can do this by yourself using a slide hammer.
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You can also heat them up with a heat gun (perfered) hair dryer or propane torch (if youre carefull). Also spray them down with wd40. Set the new ones next to the heater before you put them on. Check you length before you start to put them back on. I usually leave them an inch long and after I have hammered them almost home I cut them with a sawsall!
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Old 02-05-2007, 10:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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tip the sled on it's side. Take the suspension out. Then replace them.
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Even with the suspension out you will need to heat and beat ! The slide hamer and a heat gun works the best!
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Although it's possible to pull them through the track window, I prefer pulling the skid out. It gives you a chance to clean everything up, repair any rust spots, grease the joints, check bearings etc.

Clean any dirt from the track the hyfax slides on to and use a dab or two of grease so it'll slide on nice and smooth, make sure to put the bolt at the front back in.

As for the track tension, every sled is different. They're usually measured between the bottom of the slider and the track with a specific amount of weight pushing on the track. A service manual specific to your sled would have the info, the dealer might be able to help too.

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