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D44 Axle shaft materials

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by greatwhitenorth, Jan 22, 2003.

  1. greatwhitenorth

    greatwhitenorth 1/2 ton status

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    Does anyone know what grade of steel stock D44 axle shafts are made of???

    And would it be possible to cut the stubshaft off behind the yoke, and weld on another stubshaft of the same material - providing the yoke was annealed back to the hardness of the new stubshaft, and the hole unit was heat treated after welding???

    What I'm trying to get at is I want to use a D44 stubshaft for some project, but i need to install an oil-seal and two bearings on the shaft before the splines, and since the D44 splines are external to the minor shaft diameter, I need some method of making a surface with a larger diameter than the splines so I can mount my bearings and seals on it.

    The final shaft would have the yoke, then a section at 1.25"dia for the seals and bearings, and then be splined to mate with a gear....

    Any thoughts are appreciated.
     
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    TTT - someone's gotta have an idea what these shafts are made of??? AISI 1060???

    Any thoughts?
     
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    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    That sounds like a PITA!
    There has to be a better way to do whatever it is you are doing.

    How would you heat treat the shaft with a seal on it?
     

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