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Author Topic:   welding the spider gear?
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted October 28, 2004 08:51 PM  
how's it done and is it something that an amateur can do? i've heard it's something that has to be done perfect or else it doesn't work at all. the rearend is a ford 9 inch.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 104
posted October 28, 2004 09:07 PM  
get a mini spool they r less work and wont crack like a weld would

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted October 28, 2004 09:47 PM  
could you explain more on that? thanks

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 466
posted October 28, 2004 09:55 PM  
You can buy a Mini Spool for a 9" for $20 well worth the $$$.

[This message has been edited by BIGDADDYBOZ (edited October 28, 2004).]

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted October 29, 2004 09:46 AM  
i agree it would only save a couple of dollars to weld them and it would cost more to have them welded get the mini spool. if it was a gm id say weld because there mini's are more expensive but on 9" get a mini or a full spool.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 730
posted October 29, 2004 07:06 PM  
if its a gm rearend use a high nickle welding rod. its stronger then mig welding or using 6011


Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted October 30, 2004 08:14 AM  
It would be advisable to get a moly pin for that 9" ford mini spool also. Trust me.


Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 97
posted November 01, 2004 05:25 AM  
forget the mini spool for the smaller gm rearends. I bought 2 of them at 100.00 for each. Both broke right where the axels go into the splines. Also the square blocks that make up part of the spool have a nasty habit of rocking back and forth and tearing up the spool also. This spool is nothing even close to the one for the fords. WELD IT.


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