Use an arc or mig welder. it is so much easier than gas. no, it wont blow up.
BRUCE ROEDEL wrote:
> Several months ago i locked up the rear end on my 58 Fleetside. Local scrap
> yards want too much for a replacement ($350), rebuilding it isn't cheap either
> ($200 just for seals and bearings) and I would really like to put bigger
> brakes on it.
> I remember reading a thread a few years ago about welding new spring perches
> on to a later model car or truck rear end after aligning them to the proper
> angle. My neighbor is concerned about distorting the axle housing or the
> perches from the welding. I would be concerned about causing the gear oil to
> explode using my oxy-acetylene rig. Maybe i should MIG-weld it? Has anyone had
> any experience modding a rear end in this manner?
> Thanks in advance
> Bruce Roedel
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New Mexico Jim
50 3100 ½ ton
51 6??? two ton dump
54 two ton for parts
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