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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Seventy4Blazer, Apr 8, 2002.

  1. Seventy4Blazer

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    what if i were to weld up my rear(14Bolt FF), then take a "dead" shaft from the bone yard and cut it off at the bolt end. this way i have a cap that i can run on the road. drive to the trail, pull 8 bolts get out the TQ wrench and put the shaft in and 8 bolts back in...
    i dont see why this would not work, but does anyone see a reason not to do it?
    grant
     
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    anyone?
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    I guess if you want to take the time to do it all the time you could. Do you mean weld the spider gears together and carry a them to the trail and install them?
     
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    i get what your saying...i don't know if it would work but it sounds good....
     
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    Sounds like it might just work. Ill have to look into that myself. Good idea!
     
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    why wouldnt it work(that you foresee)?
    grant
     
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    If I understand you fight you are talking about having 1 wheel drive right? If so, one wheel drive would suck on wet pavement and possibly tire wear.

    This is what I get out of what you said:
    1. Weld spiders for full spool effect.
    2. Remove one axleshaft.
    3. install axleshaft that has been cut so that you don't get power to that wheel, and rear acts like open diff.
    4. when you get to the trail, install noncut axleshaft so you are full spooled again (after you retorque the bolts)

    Is this right or am I missing something?
     
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    Thats pretty much how I understood it.
     
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    good idea... why not?
     
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    The onroad characteristics might be a little weird, and tire wear might get messed up. If you rotated your tires regularly it might not be a problem. I guess the only way to find out would be to try it. I doubt there is anyone who ever tried this. Its worth a shot.
     
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    yes, that is correct. but i dont get any rain out here. and it will not be driven on the road that offten. and if i do i can just take the shaft and swap it over to the other side for a month.
    grant
     
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    yes, that is correct. but i dont get any rain out here. and it will not be driven on the road that offten. and if i do i can just take the shaft and swap it over to the other side for a month.
    grant
     
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    yes, that is correct. but i dont get any rain out here. and it will not be driven on the road that offten. and if i do i can just take the shaft and swap it over to the other side for a month.
    grant
     
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    Go for it. If it works out good, then your the man. If not, we will get to tease you about it for awhile/forums/images/icons/smile.gif, big deal. Might as well try it. Let us know how it goes.
     
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    laugh you may. i would to. even if it is at myself. thing is i need a working TH350 or 700r to put in to my truck to GET IT DRIVING to try it out. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
    grant
     

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