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Old 03-16-2017, 07:05 AM
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At winter run Ghosty decided she didn't like her rear axle and rotated it twice. The spring perches are done for. Upon doing some research and junk yard searches I found it was unwise to put $180 worth of spring hardware on a Dana 35. It doesn't have any issues but the perches but for the same $180 I can get the hardware to fit a Ford 8.8. It was a miracle I found a Ford 8.8 with 3.55 gears for $100. Another $100 yielded me a posi. For some reason the 3.55 axles from Explorers didn't have posi. So March 25th we plan to set up and weld the Perches on the 8.8 with the correct rotation for the SYE. If anyone wants to watch or lend a hand we'll be in Leonardtown. Hit me up.
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The Spring Perches and Shock Mounts are welded on. Axle tubes were welded to the carrier with 3 2 inch passes to avoid heating the carrier and tubes. We went to swap the Limited Slip and the spider gears were trashed in the 4.10 rear. Had to get the Salvage Yard to exchange it for another rear, which delayed the project again. Got a 3.73 rear with Limited Slip and good gears. Completed the carrier swap. She's all painted up and ready to go in. So I've got a 4.88 with 3.55 gears to match my Dana 30 with Limited Slip. It's ready to go in. The rig might roll again one day.
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