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I took the easy way out and pulled the axles then had a shop burn the u-joints out, install the knuckles and punch the ball joints out. There was too much rust for anything I had access to in my shop to work.
Everything went together pretty easily but removal was a bear. Axle seals had been leaking for 60,000 mi or so and those were done at the same time. Buy the proper seal tool that fits the seal if you get into axle seals. You "can" make generic seal installers work but will be doing the job over as part of the learning process.
2000 LWB, Quad Cab, 4x4, NV4500, AirDog, Gauges, Thuren Track Bar, Lost crappy AGR and A1-Cardone steering boxes. RedHead is the best so far but truck has stopped returning to center. Hopefully, I'll get to it soon.