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re-tubing a 14 bolt

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85burbanator, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. 85burbanator

    85burbanator 1/2 ton status

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    we got a 14 bolt full floater in today. one tube is trashed, the bearing welded itself to the spindle and caused the tire,axle and off course brake drum to come flying off. my boss is giving it to me since there going to pitch it. it has an open diff with 4.10 gears. is there any way to replace the tube thats messed up?
     
  2. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    If 4.10 gears is what you want I would just take the guts out of that housing and trash it. Then get another axle for a cheap as you can for the housing. It will probably cost you less to do that then do a retube.

    Harley
     
  3. 85burbanator

    85burbanator 1/2 ton status

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    thats what i was thinking of doing. i already have one but im going to be putting 4.56's in it and was planning on using this one to toss under the burb. i might just part it out cheap.
     
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    i'd sell the carrier and gears out of it and scrap the rest. They're just too cheap and common to put a lot of effort into.


    Rene
     
  5. K5MONSTERCHEV

    K5MONSTERCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    Definetly repairable, I have seen 2 or so that did that at work. We sent them out, they fixed it, good as new.
     

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