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Eljojo
Member
posted October 20, 2002 08:24 AM
What I DO know about rear gears won't write much of a book, so this ? might be REALLY STUPIT! Locking the rear gears up on a 10 bolt...if I weld the spyder gears can I remove the carrier and weld, or does it have to be done while in the main housing? Then, once they are welded, can I replace axels or change the ring and pinion? I've got a limited slip unit, but I don't know how well that would work on dirt-Steve Smith Publications says "NO" but have anyone had success using one?


Pickel
Member
posted October 20, 2002 09:53 PM
Yes you can change your axles, ring and pinion if you weld the spiders up. I have a 10 bolt that I've raced since 94 with the same welded up unit and I've had to change a few axles.


doug demoss
Member
posted October 21, 2002 09:30 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Eljojo:
What I DO know about rear gears won't write much of a book, so this ? might be REALLY STUPIT! Locking the rear gears up on a 10 bolt...if I weld the spyder gears can I remove the carrier and weld, or does it have to be done while in the main housing? Then, once they are welded, can I replace axels or change the ring and pinion? I've got a limited slip unit, but I don't know how well that would work on dirt-Steve Smith Publications says "NO" but have anyone had success using one?

I have 10 bolt mini spools for sale for 85.00 + frt. . If you weld your carrier there is always a chance the weld ,or part of it will come loose and destroy your gears . Thanks Doug 515-232-0126


Eljojo
Member
posted October 21, 2002 04:08 PM
Thanks for your replies. But will you answer me this: does the whole thing need to be assembled in the housing before I weld it up? OR can I just set it up, weld it, and then assemble the ring and pinion inside the case. I've seen several articles where the guys were welding up spiders while the entire rear end was assembled-then discussing how to clean up the slag.
Once again-thanks for your help.


outlawstock17
Member
posted October 21, 2002 06:02 PM
you can weld it out of the rearend housing. i'd leave the ring gear installed to minimize distortion and excessive heat build up. make sure that the cross pin is installed and i recommend using a nickel rod and a stick welder. weld the spider gears to the splined axle gears in every place that you can get to. it probably wouldn't hurt to go ahead and install the axles in the spined gears to keep any weld from getting in the splines. use some carburetor cleaner to clean all of the grease off before you begin welding.

hope this helps and good luck.

YAZ
Member
posted October 21, 2002 09:52 PM
I would tach weld it before taking it apart to keep the gears alined. I welded my in the
housing, I put a wet rag under it to catch alot of the slag, but still had alot to clean out. By the way I found out a dry rag doesn't work to good, it burns real fast.


redneck bubbas racing
Member
posted October 22, 2002 08:50 PM
You can weld it either way,in or out. For a good tip on slag go to the local welding supply and get a spray can of anti splatter. It is made to use in the tips of MIG guns and will NOT let any slag stick on anything you spray it on.


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