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Jimhobby02
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted May 23, 2002 06:30 AM
I am putting together a chevy rear. The spiders are welded and now I am putting the axels in. We got the c-clips in place, but the axels are too close for the cross pin to go in. I have tried prying them futher apart and still not enough. Any info would be appreciated.

racer2
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 166
posted May 23, 2002 07:55 AM
i had a problem like this before,i think the only thing i did was grind the splines on the axel.( towards the wheel flange) about 1/8 inch.. some axels the splines are cut
farther down than than others..do you have to beat the axel in to get clips on it?

powerglides
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted May 23, 2002 09:01 AM
I always hold the gears apart with a valve spring and shims when I weld them it helps. but you can just grind a groove in the end of the axle until the pin goes in. Don't grind the whole end down it weakens it.

Flatlander
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 310
posted May 23, 2002 12:25 PM
Grind the pin a little at a time until it fits that way if you break an axle you don't have to grind the axles over again

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted May 24, 2002 01:54 AM UIN: 54865418
i agrree with flat lander we have had to do that on a 12 bolt mini spool

powerglides
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted May 24, 2002 06:15 AM
I like that idea better than mine too.

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