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Welding spider gears.....

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by thatK30guy, Dec 7, 2001.

  1. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    .....is what I want to know, especially from those who have done it. [​IMG]

    Rene (tRustyK5), anybody else, tell me exactly how you went about to doing this.

    I'm finally thinking about putting the 14FF with 3.73 gears into the Blazer and finding a front to match. This rear I have has the Gov-Lock, so, it's worn out and may as well just weld up the spiders.

    Do I need to take anything out of the Gov-Lock, like the clutches, etc. out?
    Where exactly do I lay the beads?
    Anybody got pics on welding these spiders up?


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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Wes...pm Muddin. I just wrote out the whole procedure for her a couple of days ago, including some helpful links. Lara may still have the pm's I sent and I'm sure if you ask nicely she'd pass them on to you.

    One thing though...I have only done this to open carriers, and i dis-assembled the carrier completely to do it. I'm not sure how to do it to a gov-locked carrier. Don't ya have an open 3.73'd 14 for that thing?[​IMG]

    I'm going to pull it all apart for cleaning and inspection soon...I'll be taking a bunch of pictures, including the dis-assembly process and re-assembly as well as what and where I welded. Kinda of a long term update...it's been a year now.[​IMG]

    Rene

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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Ok, thanks for the quick reply! [​IMG] Will send Lara a PM now.

    No, don't have anymore 14FF's laying around except for the 3.73 Gov-Locked one. I'm finally cleaning up the place!! [​IMG]


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    If you weld them clean them of all gear oil first, flash fires suck.....real bad....

    John

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    Also PM Goldrush....He did it a few months back...,Dan

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    i have a digi camera to make that task easier

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    Mine are done similar to that...although Fozzy does side gears instead of the spiders. I guess doing the side gears would be a way to defeat the gov-lock and get the desired results.

    Rene

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    I welded mine up, but I used an open carrier. When looking for my 14FF it seemed the open carrier would be easier to weld up.


    David

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    and required for a detroit
     
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    Michael, have you heard or seen from anybody else their experiences with the Lock Right in the three-pin that will fit the Gov-Lock?
    I was wondering maybe it would be easier (certainly not cheaper![​IMG]) to swap in an LR and leave the GL carrier alone.


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    If you're gonna spend some $ on it instead of just welding it, why not swap out the carrier and go Detroit? You won't have to set the pinion depth and the adjustment nuts should make it easy to set the backlash.

    Pete

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