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Wrappin'

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Gumby, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. Gumby

    Gumby Supamod Staff Member s-Moderator

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    I went out to test the SOA on my 40 Saturday and noticed the expected wheel hop, so Sunday I built a Woody-style anti-wrap ladder bar. I also welded the rear according to Woody's pics. Pretty easy to do both with the right materials and tools. I haven't taken any pics 'cause it looks just like Woody's pics, except I went right to the 3 heim set-up and used 1" x .125 DOM and weld in inserts left over from my steering.

    Welding safety note. While brake cleaner is an excellent choice for cleaning the diff gears before welding, and non-flammable may be a better than the flammable kind, make sure there is no puddle of cleaner in the carrier. Non-flammable brake cleaner is also known as Chlorinated. I was welding away and sucked in a bunch of chlorine gas. It burned and I felt crappy for the rest of the day. Probably not a good thing.
     
  2. Poser

    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    Good advice Todd. It is amazing the gasious combos that can be cooked up when you are welding anything.
     
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    Was using some rust breaker fluid the other day when I was disassembling my 8274 warn winch brake housing and decided to put a little heat on the keyed shaft when whoala! I had a table of warn winch flambe'... :whoops:

    Managed to not freak out and get the flames out of the garage and then put the parts out.

    Ahhhh, nothing like scaring yourself with a torch and chemicals in the morning to get your blood flowing. ;)

    Drew <><