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Weld 14FF G80 govlock

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by greatwhitenorth, Apr 16, 2002.

  1. greatwhitenorth

    greatwhitenorth 1/2 ton status

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    Has anyone here ever welded, or somehow fixed, a G80 such that it's fully locked all the time??

    And can I take the g80 out, dismantle it to see if I can fix it, and put it back in without having to do a r&p setup???

    Thanks
     
  2. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Re: Weld G80

    Errrr........G80?
     
  3. MudbogAD

    MudbogAD 1/2 ton status

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    Re: Weld G80

    Never heard of a G80.
     
  4. greatwhitenorth

    greatwhitenorth 1/2 ton status

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    Re: Weld G80

    gov-lock.

    of the 14 bolt variety.
     
  5. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Re: Weld G80

    G80 is the RPO code for a Gov-Loc. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif But I don't know of anyone that has tried to weld one solid.
     
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    I asked the same question awhile back, and they said just weld the snot out of it. It should hold, and if it doesn't then it would be great for pictures./forums/images/icons/smile.gif That is just what they told me though. I ended up getting an open diff 14FF so I didn't have to worry about it.
     
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    I did. I completely disassembled the gov locker....then welded the living crap out of what was left. From what I remember (been a while), I removed all of the clutch plates and other pieces so as to be able to heavily weld the side gears to the carrier. Just remember to clean, clean, clean before and after welding. As far as the setup, just get a "feel" of the the backlash before disassembling so you can return to approximately the same amount. Mark the adjusting rings and count the revs, write them down and reinstall. You should be just fine.
     
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    Welded mine. It moved a little on me and I had to do a little die grinding to get the carrier back together, but with 38's I have not had any problems. Make sure it is clean first
     
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    Thanks for the help, can I dissasemble the G80 without removing the ring gear??

    What sorta rod did you guys use to weld the diff?? Lots of heat? Intermitent welds, or just blast the heck outta it??

    And as long as install everything in the same way that it came out I won't have any problems with the gear setup??

    Good stuff, maybe this won't be as hard as I thought.

    Sorry for all the questions, and Thanks.
     
  10. Alaska Offroad

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    I will be welding one tomorrow. I will post pics on www.alaskaoffroad.com. Check it out if you are interested. I already have pics of an open carrier that I welded earlier this year.
     

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