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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Russell Keys, Aug 20, 2002.
Is it possible to weld up a gov-lock?
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.
Here's the link. I didn't make it. I got it with a complete 14 bolt and switched to a posi.
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.
Does that guy run a meth lab on the side there. Check out all the bottles... /forums/images/icons/smirk.gif
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
HEY - That's my basement!
The meth lab is in the back yard.
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