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Got my Detroit, and just in time

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bogginnut, Jun 28, 2002.

  1. bogginnut

    bogginnut Registered Member

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    Welded my spiders and didn't like it, so I bought my Detroit for my 14b. Installed it today. All the welds had already broken free from spider gear to side gear, and the only thing keeping it posi was the goobers in between the gears. It's funny, I didn't like the way it was done in the tech section, but that's how it ended up. I sure am glad there is a magnet at the bottom to catch all the broken chunks of my bpiss poor welds, or I would be replacing the R&P also. Live and learn, huh. I think I'll take a welding class. Sean /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    that sucks but congrats on the new detroit /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    bogginnut Registered Member

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    Also want to add that installing a Detroit in a 14bff is about as easy as changing the oil.
     
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    m j 1/2 ton status

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    Re: Got my Detroit, and just in time *DELETED*

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    When welding the spiders use lots of heat and moderate filler, get it in the middle of the gears. Make sure everything is real clean otherwise you'll have impurities in the weld making it brittle /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif
     

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