New bearings were pressed onto the tailshaft, pinion and then the whole setup was fitted and locked with a split pin
Next task was cleaning out the old congealed grease and muck from inside the torque tube. This is where an extension for the rotary wire brush and an extension for the extension comes in handy
The diff adjustment threads were cleaned as was the gasket face.
A liberal spraying with degreaser followed by a high pressure wash left the inside of the torque tube as clean as a whistle