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14 bolt was once welded

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MUD JUNKIE, Sep 10, 2004.

  1. MUD JUNKIE

    MUD JUNKIE 1/2 ton status

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    ok,heres a good question.I welded the spiders and the cross shaft on my 14 bolt FF about this time last year,the other day,I did a quick U-turn and heard something like the liberty bell cracking.I knew what it was.but Im afraid to pull the carried because what was once welded is now an open one wheel peel wonder,I did however pull both shafts which are not broken and the splines are fine.WTH?? did I brake? Why is it still working??!! like I said Im afriad to open it up cause whatever is holding on to where it is working if I touch it,it might stop working and Im out a vehicle for work.anyone have any ideas??

    btw,Where can I get any info on drivetrain directs mini spool? I need to buy one.
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Did you weld it like the tech article ? If you were extremely lucky the welds broke off and dropped , perhaps they got ground up , but I would still spray it clean and then some . You may want new bearings anyway /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  3. MUD JUNKIE

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    I welded the 4 spiders to the cross shaft,and then welded it like the mentioned on here.I filled in the voids so how is it one wheel peel? yes I need new bearings I can hear them.
    any info on the mini spool? or should a detroit be better?
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Detroit or that spool , wont matter , both strong /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    you probaly broke one spider free and ripped the teeth off of it so that the one wheel does nothing but idle know, you still have drive on the other wheel because it is still welded to everything inside, sounds nut's but i've seen it happen on a welded rear before, metal was weakend by the welding or something /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif, all i know is i have definitly seen it happen
     
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    Go Detroit...you'll wonder why you ever put up with a welded diff.

    Rene
     
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    is the same wheel always the one that will spin? maybe you snapped an axle.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Go Detroit...you'll wonder why you ever put up with a welded diff.

    Rene

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    That is how I felt/feel.
     
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    I'd love a detroit but money is a factor right now,but seeing that theres another hurricane getting ready to hit florida agian I make pretty good money doing state active duty with the national guard.

    but doesnt drivetrain direct make a mini spool? its not listed in there web site.
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