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14blt ff Welding (spider ball)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jekquistk5, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Everyone is telling me that the way the tech article welds the spider gears is not going to work for long. Now I remember someone talking about the spiderball metheod. Does anyone have a right up or atleast some pictures on the spiderball. A friend is willing to weld my rear end as long as its not the star technique. This is a trail rig only with very little road driving. So I'm not worried about that. thanks

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    PM Kidjethro. He had a good write up with pics at one time.
     
  3. metto

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    tack all of the spiders together while they are still in the carrier. pull them out, put some scrap steel inside and start burning it together. go slow and take breaks so you dont distort them too much. when you are done it will look and work like a mini spool
     
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    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Allright I PM kidjethro, hopefully he can get back to me. My friend really just needs pics if anyone has em.
     
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    I had printed out pictures from Kidjethro's post when I done mine. I can't never find the original post because he didn't start it.
     
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    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I found this post but no pics
    Click me
     
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    Found This a while Back

    I believe this pics are KidJethro's not positive but I am almost sure.

    Hope this helps.

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    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Thanks those are great!!!
    :bow: :bow:
     
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    That was the post and those are the pics.
     
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    Can you guys think of any reason those pictures won't open up for me? I would really like to take a peek at them, as I am ready to dive into my 14-bolt and start welding. It'd be great to have some pictures to refer to. Thank you for your time!
     
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    Have to be a member to view attached images.
     
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    Basicly the idea is NOT to just fill in between the teeth. Weld everything to everything. Spiders to cross shaft, spiders to side gears. Cut some plate to shape in between the gears and weld that to everything. It will look like a solid ball when done.. I'll post a pic tonight when I get home if nobody beats me to it.
     
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    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Wow to think I wasn't competent in welding my spiders back then...:haha::haha::haha:
     
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    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Also take your time while doing it don't crank it up and go to town. If you don't you will end up with spiders that will not fit into the carrier.
     
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    x2!! :deal:

    I started with one side gear in the carrier and the spiders on the cross how it will sit inside the carrier. I tacked everything like this then removed it to weld. Checking periodically to make sure it still fits inside.
     
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    this is what i did
    used an arc welder and went to town. Tacked the spiders together then made sure it still fit, then welded all aroudn the spiders then made sure it fit. Then i got a bunch of scrap peices of metal and wedged them in and then let it have it with about 10 rods. It was red hot but it didnt warp, fit just fine back in carrier.


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    Holy ****! You got problems if that breaks loose!!!
     
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    X2 thats not goin anywhere
     
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    Wow! Holy welding rods Batman! :eek1::eek1::eek1:
     
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    HEY!!! I thought that work bench looked familiar.:haha::haha::haha: Those are my pictrures. That's the set I made. It wasn't done with a stick. I used a 220 Lincoln mig, 035 wire.

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