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Broken 14FF welded spiders pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MNorby, Apr 12, 2003.

  1. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    So how did you weld the valleys? Mig? or what. We need details here /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    The first time that broke just weldefd the valleys like the article here on ck5 with a stick welder. This time welded everything solid then heated and hardend the whole thing so hopefully it should stay together. The first time it started breaking out the welds and teeth and skipping over them more and more till I had chunks come out of the rear cover (pics of patched cover)
     
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    What process did you use to harden them??
     
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    I always had a feeling the gears being able to move at all would cause clashing, and ultimately total detruction.

    Did it take out the carrier too? The new "spool ball" looks good too.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    What process did you use to harden them??


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    All you have to do is heat the whole think up with a rosebud torch until it is a dull red then dunk it in oil or diesel.
     
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    What Anthony said about hardening, just toasted it up and dunked in oil.
     
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    what size tires do you run? do you drive it on the road? hard? I was thinkin about welded up mine, but now I have second thoughts, I would very much like a detroit, but $$$$ is real tight right now, I had a detroit in my previous rear end and I loved it but, I broke the ring and pinion on it
     

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