What is in m my 14 bolt

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This is my first 14 bolt and I dont know what i'm looking at when I opened this guy up. I dont see spider gears. Is this a posi unit?
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Cool thanks guys.

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These pics are of the carrier removed. Mine is fully welded up making it a huge spool. I have read about some folks just welding the spider / side gears by filing in the valley's between the teeth and then reinstalling them. I personally have never understood this. It's not as if you need to save the carrier, since they are cheap and extremely plentiful. Also, I would think that in this manner, those welds would see quite a bit of shock loading. It's also a real bugger to reassemble the carrier and gears after you have just welded up the teeth and are trying to save the carrier.
what do you guys think of this?
 

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It's a 14 bolt, what do you want to hear about it?? lol

BTW, lincoln locking those things is uber easy.

Weld the living crap out of it.
 

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On mine I took it apart and welded the teeth together. It never failed, but I have since replaced the spiders with a mini spool.

I am not a huge fan of welding the carrier to the teeth on a 14 bolt. Mostly because a detroit uses the stock carrier on a 14 bolt. If you weld it like the pictures show, you will never get the case halves apart.

An ARB does replace the stock carrier tho..
 
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If its got 4 "holes" in the sides, theres a cross inside which equals spider gears. If instead of the 4 holes, youve got 3, its got a gov lock in it. That carrier is junk, got find a open carrier and put a detroit, spool, etc, whatever in it.
 
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You could look around for a used detroit.....14 bolt detroits are about the cheapest lockers ($$$ wise) out there. If you aren't gonna drive it on the street much break out the lincoln :)
 

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If its got 4 "holes" in the sides, theres a cross inside which equals spider gears. If instead of the 4 holes, youve got 3, its got a gov lock in it. That carrier is junk, got find a open carrier and put a detroit, spool, etc, whatever in it.
Sure looks like an open carrier to me..
 
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