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my sexy new diff cover, finally installed

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jekbrown, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    finally got around to installing the diff cover I got from the guy that sells 'em on ebay. Here are some pics of it installed...sorry about the 1st one being blurry...

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    dont think I'll be shearing off any bolt heads with this cover! /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif The flange part is 1/2" thick steel, the cover itself is single-piece 1/4" steel. I really like how this thing is laser cut around each bolt hole, makes it good to use with a pumpkin thats been shaved a little bit like mine is. There is about 1/16" or 3/32" of the pumpkin below that bottom bolt, prolly shave it off / smooth it out when I get around to it.

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    Very nice! I like the bolt design on that a lot!
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    Kris
     
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    I like it but have a few ???'s

    1.How much sealing area is left with the way the bolt holes are cut into the mating surface..
    And how much...
     
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    should of had it chromed /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    I was thinking of buying one of those off of ebay, Why did he cut all the metal around the bolt holes? seems like less sealing surface......
     
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    About dang time /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif looks great and very stout /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Did you use any sealant? /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif (just kidding)
     
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    Just today the big Brown truck droped off my set 60/14....
    They are very nice for the money /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
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    I don't know.... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif I think it should be at least an 1/8" thicker /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    $105 to my door.

    AFA the sealing surface goes, we'll see tommorow morning when i put the gear oil back in if it had enuff. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Why did he cut all the metal around the bolt holes? seems like less sealing surface

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    I was wondering the same thing too!!! /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
    It looks like it would be leaking after a couple hits...
     
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    can you link to where he sells them on EBYAY?
     
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    Keep an eye under dana 60 or 14 bolt Categorys. There is none listed right now. usally has a photo of the cover under a backhoe blade............
     
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    cover under a backhoe bucket

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    a backhoe doesn't have a blade. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Yep you are right,I stand corrected.... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    filled 'er up with oil, no leakage. Dont think there will be a leaking problem, that flange ain't gonna warp under any stress I put on it so all should be good.

    AFA ebay, just do a ebay homepage search for "dana 60 diff cover" and you're on your way. BTW, if u email him direct prices start at $85 a cover + shipping. Not bad considering the craftsmanship/beef. You can spend a lot more on a diff cover and get little if any perf gain...

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