Looks like fantastic quality, but it looks like you got the apprenctice C's.... wonder why the welds werent cleaned up lol. Must have been a miller time job. *note, I'm being fussy..
Are you doing the axle ends yourself?
U Joint or CV steering axle shaft?
Oh man, this is going to be good.
Do these particular portals reverse the direction of rotation? Aka will you need to run the rear diff as a reverse rotation or high pinion?
The portals use 2 gears to transfer the power from axle to wheel. That process reverses the rotation. The solution is flipping both third members 180 degrees so that rotation is reversed.
Gotcha, I wasn't sure how the 12k boxes were made compared to the basic 10k's.
So with both diffs being low-pinion that are flipped to run as high-pinion for the direction reversal, what's your plan to prevent them from dying a short death? Oil slinger + overfill + thoughts & prayers + ???
Plan is to use v6 third castings, weld a guard in place to slow the drain from pinion bearings, overfill a bit and then just monitor.
Using high pinion castings flipped to low pinion would make sense, but...... The lowest numerical gear option is 4.10 so that won't work.
Will see what happens
Question for everyone. Truck goes in for paint/body at the end of this month (couple weeks). I'd like to replace all of the exterior weatherstripping at the same time. Most of the original stuff is dry and crusty it seems like. Are original parts still available or is there some aftermarket solution that people are using?
Got the portal boxes tore down and ready to get cleaned up. When I got them they were pretty gross and still had old ball joints/tie rod ends on them.
Bead blast cleans them right up. Next step is to finish tearing them down and test fitting the new parts (wheel brakes, steering arms..etc)
Are they going to get a full rebuild and re-seal? What does parts availability look like for these portals?
I totally imagined an idler gear in the portal. I dunno about this diff flipping blah blah business. Trade off I guess?
No idler gears in the H1 portals. How do you think the H1 drives these things backwards (to go forward)? Flipped diffs.
If it were easy then I guess everyone would be doing it.