Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

cheap mod and free mod (14ff shave and install drain hole)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BranndonC, Aug 22, 2004.

  1. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2002
    Posts:
    8,591
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Anaheim, Ca
    http://www.branndoncoelho.com/jimmy/14ffshave/

    i shaved my rear, and installed a hole to drain the fluids a little easier, i also installed one on my front d60. they work great, i counter sunk them so if i get a little rock rash, i can still un screw them /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2003
    Posts:
    12,838
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    B.C. CANADA
    Looks good Branndon, but will the diff leak with those bottom holes cut in half (or am I seeing thing?)
    Looks like you used a sawzall?
     
  3. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2002
    Posts:
    8,591
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Anaheim, Ca
  4. SF87K5

    SF87K5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2002
    Posts:
    1,105
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Stedman, North Carolina
    Looks good I want to shave my 14 B also.

    Does the drain leak at all?
     
  5. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2003
    Posts:
    12,838
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    B.C. CANADA
    oooh ic. Awesome /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2002
    Posts:
    8,591
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Anaheim, Ca
    not yet.... havent filled it
     
  7. smokkey1

    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2004
    Posts:
    2,677
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    looks good branndon /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  8. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2001
    Posts:
    7,406
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Indiana
    cool! looks good /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif I'm planning a drain (with magnet) in the cover I built.
     
  9. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Posts:
    3,270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Delafield, Wisconsin
    Couple of observations (take them for what they're worth):
    1) Don't put a tap in a drill...okay, the guys on American Chopper do, but that's not the way to do it.
    2) Ease up on the loctite...a little dot goes a long way.

    Anyway, nice shave-job...gotta love cheap/free mods.
     
  10. BobK

    BobK 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2000
    Posts:
    1,604
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Petrolia,Ontario,Canada but working in Port Huron,
    I was just going to comment on your generous use of LocTite.
    A little dab will do ya.
    If your worried about leaks with the drain hole use a little plumbers tape and wrap the thrreads with that stuff.That will keep things from leaking.

    You might have to use a breaker bar and poss. a little heat to get that drain plug out now! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Nice shave job though dooooode /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  11. txfiremank5

    txfiremank5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2004
    Posts:
    3,105
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX.
    Cool, but... I can't help it...

    [ QUOTE ]
    i shaved my rear, and installed a hole to drain the fluids a little easier

    [/ QUOTE ]

    /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  12. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

    Joined:
    May 30, 2001
    Posts:
    17,669
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    IL, USA
    If you're tapping out a hole that you're going to use for a drain, why not use a pipe thread tap and eliminate potential leaks before they start?
     
  13. Blue85

    Blue85 Troll Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2000
    Posts:
    9,073
    Likes Received:
    486
    Location:
    Grand Rapids area
    What prevents you from threading the plug in too far?

    Why did you shave the top of the differential instead of the bottom? Does that make the plut a fill plug? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  14. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2002
    Posts:
    8,591
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Anaheim, Ca
    i know thats a ton of loctite, it just all came out at once, i didnt mean to /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif o well. and i guess the ring gear prevents it from going in to far if i chose to screw it in that far, right now though it doesnt hit anything on the inside
     
  15. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Posts:
    3,270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Delafield, Wisconsin
    [ QUOTE ]
    What prevents you from threading the plug in too far?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    That is (or at least should be) a 1/8" pipe plug. The tapped hole and plug is tapered so it only goes in a given distance and then stops.
     
  16. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2001
    Posts:
    6,125
    Likes Received:
    53
    Location:
    Powell, Wy
    Looks good. Here is the diff cover I made out of 3/8 plate completely and put a drain in it. Installed it tonight. Will trim diff then trim the cover as needed too.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  17. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Posts:
    3,466
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    Nice job on the shave. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    The drain hole... /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
    You used the right amount of lock tite.
    I would clean it real good and epoxy over it.
    Gear lube drippin out a lil 3/8" hole is gonna take alot longer than just poppin the cover off, cleaning the mating surfaces and gluing it back on.
    And now you are gonna have to heat the case to get the set screw out.
    And since it is on the bottom and the case is full of fluid that acts as a heat sink.... stripped out set screw, busted allen wrench....
    It only holds a couple of quarts anyways.
    3/8 pipe plugs are bad enough to get out of a diff when it is buggered.
    A handy tip for the next time you are tappin a hole in a critical area is to smear grease in the flutes of the tap to catch the cuttings.

    I use an air ratchet 3/8 or 1/4" depending on the tap to chase threads but always twist em in by hand to start new threads.
    Broken taps suck big time.
    Then when ya break off the handy dandy tap extracter in the tap....
     
  18. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2002
    Posts:
    16,870
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    [ QUOTE ]
    Looks good. Here is the diff cover I made out of 3/8 plate completely and put a drain in it. Installed it tonight. Will trim diff then trim the cover as needed too.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    oooh bye bye drain plug, mr rock is gonna love you. No offense but did you mean to cut the "iron cross" that way?
     

Share This Page