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Blue Torch Fabworks--Front Dana 60 Cover-Pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by OL14BLAZ, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. OL14BLAZ

    OL14BLAZ 1/2 ton status

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    Just got my front Dana 60 diff cover in from Blue Torch Fabworks. I'm in total AWWWW /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    Another, but a little blurry. /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif

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    This thing is real BEEFY. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif


    Just want to share some hapiness on a Monday.


    Eric
     
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    unick 1/2 ton status

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    mondays suck but thats a nice diff cover.
     
  3. ramjet gmc

    ramjet gmc CK5 Staff Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    that lools beefy /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif do you think it will wotk on a high stear set up it looks long /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif


    (The above is what happens when you try to type to fast when at work) /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
  4. OL14BLAZ

    OL14BLAZ 1/2 ton status

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    Will soon find out in the next month or so. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif



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    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    Mine should be here middle of this week and I'll be going hysteer next month too...so I might be first....we'll see. It looks real beefy and I can't wait to hold mine in person. I got them for both ends though /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    How much? Damn thing looks like armor!
     
  7. OL14BLAZ

    OL14BLAZ 1/2 ton status

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    It was almost 160.00 to my door. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif It not only looks like armor it is. I don't think it will dent very easily. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif


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    Badass, but weren't you supposed to be converting Mog 406 axles?
     
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    OL14BLAZ 1/2 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Badass, but weren't you supposed to be converting Mog 406 axles?

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    You are correct sir. Due to a kid on the way and the wife not going back to work after the baby is born, money is going to be a little tight around my household. So I'm putting the 60/14 combo back underneath with a full rebuild on the front 60 and regearing the 14FF. Oh yeah, doing hysteer, crossover, hydro assist and detroit front and rear. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif


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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    that thing is sweet /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Congrats on the kid, hey its still a badass ride!
     
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    Congrats on the kid, hey its still a badass ride!

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    Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  13. blk87K5

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    Very nice. Looks like you decided to keep your one tons also. I am going to give mine one more chance with high strength knuckles and shafts. Maybe, hopefully, I will quite breaking my 60 after that. Also going back to a low steer setup so that I will quite shearing the bolts off of the top of the knuckle. Full hydro steering from PSC is in the works also.

    BTW, the diff cover is awesome. I like it a lot. Let me test it for ya to make sure it is heavy duty enough. I bet I can break it.

    Congrats on the trophy. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    hang on, what was the prob with the hysteer?
     
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    It put too much stress on the four bolts that holds the arm on. If you beat on your junk as hard as I do, they shear off. Not a fun thing to change on the trail. Have to have a bolt extracter to get them out. Your knuckle also falls off, and that is always a party. I weighed the options and deicded that it wasn't that big of an advantage having hy-steer, so I am taking it off and will be using a rockstomper tie rod. Since I will be getting high strength knuckles, I might try drilling the holes out and insalling larger bolts to keep them from shearing off. If this is done to a stock knuckle, it weakens the knuckle and will lead to cracking/breakage.
     
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    OL14BLAZ 1/2 ton status

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    I don't think I will wheel as hard as you do, not that many places close by to bang my junk on. If I do break a knuckle I will try one of the aftermarket ones for replacement. Time will tell. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    I thouht you were building a TJ /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif You still running the K5 also. Must be nice to have two rigs, you big ol


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    are you the CAMO of the chevy world?
     
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    Mudzer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Which Heavy Duty Dana 60 Knuckles are you using? Pics please.
     
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    He doesn't have them yet.


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    Still building the TJ. Just going to put the 350, 700, Atlas, D60 and D70 under it. Have some real good plans for the K5 later on.

    Don't have the knuckles yet, probably going with the Dedenbears. Still haven't decided on shafts.

    Yeah, I get it. Not skeered of the skinny pedal. Alot of my breakage comes from the fact I like to use the twin sticks on my atlas to spin the front or rear around. Do that in a high traction situation and/or with a front tire pressed against something and WHAM!! there goes 60 parts. Insane hillc limbs that require lots of throttle break parts too. Still haven't broke a 14 bolt or D70 yet though.
     

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