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Weld a gov lock

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Russell Keys, Aug 20, 2002.

  1. Russell Keys

    Russell Keys 1/2 ton status

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    Is it possible to weld up a gov-lock?
     
  2. tRustyK5

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    Somebody here turned one into a big old spool...pic's were posted in the for sale forum. So it is possible. I haven't done it yet so I'm not sure what all is involved.

    Rene
     
  3. Eric M.

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    I think so. I looked at mine and it looks like with some fancy welding you can do it. I'm going to find another gov-loc to weld up before I do my own though. I want to do it so it has a little bit of play like you can do with an open carrier's spiders.

    People used to sell them as spools for ~$100.. they looked like a big heap of weld. Somewhere someone sells machined spools for the 14FF for $180 but I don't remember who.
     
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    Does that guy run a meth lab on the side there. Check out all the bottles... /forums/images/icons/smirk.gif
     
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    I welded mine and so far so good. I took the clutch pack out of one side, cleaned it up good and laid a bead the size of your thumb on the one side gear to the carrier and then welded the 3 spiders to that side gear bolted it back together and weld what else I could reach. I run 38's and it is working good, Knock on Wood
     
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    HEY - That's my basement!

    The meth lab is in the back yard.


    Eric M.
     
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    LMAO!! /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     

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