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My cast diff cover

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ben427, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. ben427

    ben427 1/2 ton status

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    Here are some pics of the custom diff cover i had cast for my Dana 60 . It is a high grade marine stregnth aluminum alloy that is supposidly very strong. I will find out. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    Those edges look mighty rough. How do you fix that? File?
     
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    Gonna tap a fill hole in it ?
     
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    Yep i went around it with a mini grinder and flap discs to smooth it and used a piece of new steel plate as a straight edge to make sure it was straight enough to seal. I Have since drilled all required holes including a fill hole that allows for greater capacity. Another thing im gonna try is using a piece of 3/16 thick soft rubber sheet as a gasket to see if it would be viable to reuse.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    ini grinder and flap dics /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    flap dics

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    That's a hell of a typo.../forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    rene
     
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    I know not what you are talking about /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif/forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    So where are you getting htese rubber sheets hmmm ? I'mma need some sheets and strips of rubber
     
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    Looks good. I assume you could do the same out of high grade steel?

    This is a family site I could do with out the profane use of flappy dics and rubbers, /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Rezzy, I Just got a 1x2 foot sheet from the local rubber supplier. It was only 10 bucks or so. But seeing how you live in a not so populated area hard to say where you can get it.

    az-K5, I guess you could, see no reason why not. He thought this would be the best of materials for bouncing off stuff. It hasnt broke yet and i tesed it by runing a D6 cat dozer over it and it just marked it, so id say its plenty strong and still somewhat light.
     
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    i tesed it by runing a D6 cat dozer over it and it just marked it, so id say its plenty strong and still somewhat light.

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    Goddam my spelling is really going down the crapper, i really should get a decent keyboard.
     
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    i tesed it by runing a D6 cat dozer over it

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    I hope I never get tesed like that /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    How thick is it?
     
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    its between 1/2 inch and 5/8 inch thick.
     
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