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Are these Reusable??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5 krawler 50, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. k5 krawler 50

    k5 krawler 50 1/2 ton status

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    Well school is almost over, and once it is then i will have a little over a month to work on my dana 60 build.. Right now i am gathering parts for it, and was wondering if you guys think i could reuse these spindles? I have a bead blaster and was wondering if you guys think that would be appropriate to clean these with it? ( i will tape off the parts that are machined).. Also i want to know how i should clean the housing? It wont fit in the bead blaster, so i was thinking hot tank, but i'm not sure.. any input on this would be great. Thanks.. and here are the pics..
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  2. Cricket

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    Should be fine as long as you protect your bearing surfaces.
     
  3. k5 krawler 50

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    All right cool.. thats what i wanted to hear.. thanks..
     
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    Don't forget the ID of the spindles. Sand in there would be a bad thing if it didn't get completely cleaned out.
     
  5. Rob 85K5

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    The inner seal area looks rough and is probably pitted. I would use some emory cloth on them and see what they look like. Worst case, you would have to use some speedy sleeves. The bearing areas look fine.
     
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    its junk so i will dispose of it for you. :D
     
  7. cok5

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    I always clean my housings with a wire cup on a angle grinder. Then I usually hit it at the carwash with Castrol Superclean. Or if it is oily nasty do that in reverse.
     
  8. k5 krawler 50

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    Thanks for the replies.. on the housing, i've heard of people acid dipping them? Anyone tried something like this or should i stick with what cok5 said about the wrie cup, and a huge power washer and some super clean? Thanks again for all the input..

    Oh yea.. Rob 85K5: Can you show me some arrows on where the inner seal area looks rough.. i dont wanna mess this up.. i'm a newb at this..thanks..
     
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    The inner seal area is the area right before the flange. It is the most inner area of the shaft part. Just put the hub back on and see where the seal and bearing rides and you will see what you need to protect.

    I have heard of acid dipping them also, but I think that would be $$$, unless you had access to a vat. Spend a little time and elbow grease and wire wheel it and Superclean. Can't beat it! Don't waste your time with a wire cup on a dang drill.....use a grinder!
     
  10. k5 krawler 50

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    I dont mind using a little elbow grease.. its what i do best.. i will give it a shot and see how it turns out. Thanks for all your help.
    Cory
     
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    GLO 1/4" diamondplate diff. cover?

    Those things are wicked man, make sure and keep us updated on the build.
     
  12. k5 krawler 50

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    yea.. that is the GLO tread diff.. its beef.. 1/2 thick mounting ring.. and like you said 1/4 inch plate.. Wasn't bad for price either.. i will be getting one for my 14 bolt when they come out.. Shawn told me they should be out by the end of the week.. I will keep updates on the build..
     
  13. k5 krawler 50

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    Well i finished up blasting my spindles tonight.. What do you guys think? I think i will re use them, and if they dont work then i will get some others.. but i'm gonna try these.. heres the pics..
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    Nice job Cory.
     
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    The area in red should be slick and shiny like the bearing surfaces. This is where the inner seal rides. You should put speedy sleeves on these spindes to keep the grease from leaking out and/or water getting in.
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  16. k5 krawler 50

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    Thanks, i was talking to my dad, and he said the same thing. When i got the spindles that part was pretty bad with rust. I tried hitting it with emory cloth and that didn't do nothing.
     

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