Apr 15, 2014 · I don't have my notes with me right now, but what I have read in other forums is to use a Mig or Tig welder, and to tack weld a spot first, then go 180 degrees and tack weld a spot, then switch over to the other axle tube and do the same. Let the tacks cool and then do the same process again to achieve tack welds 90 degrees apart.
Mar 14, 2013 · I have upgraded the 8.8 rear axle housing in my 05 Mustang with strang 33 sline axles, c clip elminators, and a full spool. I seem to not find agreement if I need to weld the axle tubes Ford 9in housing no mounts from Strange EngineeringTube insertion locations are slotted to allow complete and secure welding of the tubes to the housing. Internal plates gusset the housing and provide internal support to the ends of the tubes. The cover is designed to provide the clearance necessary for cases with heavy-duty main caps and also allow the use of 9 1/2 ring and pinion gear sets.
Dec 18, 2005 · Brian and I recently welded our 8.5 10-bolt GM axle tubes to our differential housing per the popular recommendation. Since the differential housing is Nodular Cast Iron and the axle tubes are steel, the welding is not particularly straightforward. We did some research beforehand to ensure we did the job correctly. How to weld axle tubes on GM 8.5" 10-bolt Page 6 May 11, 2013 · Tube or Housing ?[/QUOTE] Tubes. I was at work when replied and couldnt see the pics. Although I will say, if you weld a bunch of brackets to the tubes or the housing I would want to get it checked for straightness once your done. If not the axle will create stress on the outer axle bearing.
ends from the tubes and re-install them into the chassis and axle housing brackets. Bolt the rod ends in place with the supplied hardware. 21. Check the brackets once again for square and alignment. Finish weld the brackets to the frame and axle housing. NOTE:The axles, center section and miscellaneous bearings should be removed to prevent Narrowing a 9-inch rearend the old fashioned wayJul 20, 2016 · All of this welding most assuredly warps the housing's axle tubes and, though they may look straight, when even slightly off, the difference might cause the axle to
Jul 20, 2016 · All of this welding most assuredly warps the housing's axle tubes and, though they may look straight, when even slightly off, the difference might cause the axle to Need help on how to "Drill out" plug welds in Dana 60 axle May 20, 2018 · Doing plug weld removal (by any method) and turning tubes in the housing seems to to involve a lot of stress and heat and aggravation/unknowns at least for me. Does anyone have some thoughts on the following alternative? Tubes are smooth bore DOM. unknown ID yet. Cut both axle tubes square with a chop saw (7/64" kerf).
Jan 28, 2005 · i explored this same subject about 2 months ago. i turned a ford Dana 60 drivers side pig into a passenger side pig to go with my all chevy drive train and i discussed this subject with 3 different certified and very accomplished welders. they pretty much all agreed on the same thing. the pig is cast iron. and the best way to weld cast iron is Straightening and welding up an 8.8 axle housing Jul 05, 2013 · Sure you can weld up the tubes, but the axle has to be straightened before welding to be done right and the rechecked and re-straightened if needed after welding. If this is not done you are creating a situation for bearing failure which can cause a lot of other bad things to happen where you have likely spent a good amount of money.
For now my axle tubes are just tack welded at 3 points around the tube, with a 175 mig, nothing special, i made my own jig to check the straigtness, welding did not change anything. When I put on 9" axle ends I will do full welding of the tubes to the center section. Its a ford 8.8 Welding Axle Tubes to Housing - Miller Welding For now my axle tubes are just tack welded at 3 points around the tube, with a 175 mig, nothing special, i made my own jig to check the straigtness, welding did not change anything. When I put on 9" axle ends I will do full welding of the tubes to the center section. Its a ford 8.8
Welding Axle Tubes to Housing 04-20-2005, 10:24 PM. Looking to fully weld axles tubes to a cast center section to strengthen a rearend for a drag car. I spoke with someone and they asked if it was cast iron or cast steel. I have no idea what it is. Give me some idea what I can weld it with for strength, because the rear from the factory only Welding Axle Tubes/Reinforce Spring Mounts AMC 20 - The Feb 26, 2012 · I see that when some of y'all beef up an AMC 20, you discuss welding the axle tubes to the center section and reinforcing the leaf spring mounts. I have another rear completely apart (68-69 AMX) and am thinking about going that route. Has a 3.54 twin grip but might put a Detroit Locker and Moser axles in it.
Nov 01, 2009 · Since the cast steel housing cools slower than the mild steel tubes, the weld pulls away from one side of the joint. The accepted solution is to bring the whole assembly up to Welding The Tubes Of An AMC20 - Off-Road Forums Jan 13, 2000 · I am getting ready to strengthen my AMC20 rear end and was wondering everyones thoughts on welding the axle tubes to the housing to prevent them from spinning out. I just got a spare housing and i am going to prep it for the one piece axle swap. I have heard that it is best to do it in 1" bead increments so that the axle does not becoming hot
I am just welding (running a bead) to keep the alxe tube in its fixed postion and to keep it from seeping oil out. If I were welding to the housing to attach something that would put a lot of stress on the weld or housing then I might go through the process that they are stating. puttputt56 Welding axle tubes to diff housing on Dana 30 on a JK Jeep.Feb 01, 2016 · Welding axle tubes to diff housing on Dana 30 on a JK Jeep. by josh9465 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:29 am . Hi there Im thinking of welding my axle tube to the diff housing on a Dana 30 from a JK Jeep Wrangler. Its where the axle tube meets the cast diff case. Ive attached a pic of a damaged D30 axle and i have highlighted where i want to weld.
Feb 01, 2016 · Welding axle tubes to diff housing on Dana 30 on a JK Jeep. by josh9465 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:29 am . Hi there Im thinking of welding my axle tube to the diff housing on a Dana 30 from a JK Jeep Wrangler. Its where the axle tube meets the cast diff case. Ive attached a pic of a damaged D30 axle and i have highlighted where i want to weld. Welding diff housing to axle tubes? Pirate 4x4Jun 17, 2003 · You guys are right - you do not want to attempt a structural weld (which is what it would be) between cast or nodular iron (depending on what axle it is) of the diff housing and the mild steel of the axle tubes. I Don't think there's any truth to the "leaving it free to move" story though - it's pretty damned tight inteference fit.
Dec 05, 2015 · Welding on Axle Housing Tubes. General Mopar Tech Discussions. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Nov 29, 2015 #1. james j Member. Messages:17 Likes Received:0. Joined:Oct 25, 2014 Location:Chicagoland Local Time:9:45 AM. Hi Guys! I'm a little new here, but I am finally getting back to my project. I'm have a '68 charger and am putting the spring Welding on brackets to axle - Welding Tips and TricksOct 24, 2012 · When the brackets are done, you can check for distortion of the axle tubes with a straightedge on the side opposite the brackets. If there is more than a slight amount, it can be counteracted by heat-shrinking with a torch and a wet rag, or even by just welding a couple stringers opposite the brackets. Good luck. Post a pic or two! Steve S.
Jan 24, 2011 · A Moser housing is stronger in every way. The axle tubes are thicker, the casting is thicker, the bearing caps are thicker, the bearing cap bolts are larger, the tubes are fully welded A welded 10 bolt is stronger than a non welded 10 bolt. You could dowel the tubes, but if you mess up and get the holes even .0005 over size then you're in Welding suspension brackets to axles - Weld Talk If you're welding hot enough to go through the axle tube (to "strike oil") then your going way nuts with this and doing things flat out wrong. You don't need even 1/4" penetration on the tube to secure a 1/4 bracket with 100% strength (basically saying the weld will not break first), much less 3/8".
Apr 09, 2009 · I am wanting to weld a bead between the axle tube and the carrier housing on a 8.8 rear end I am going to install in a 86' Mustang with a 460. I will be using a Lincoln arc welder and need a suggestion on what type of welding rod to use since the tubes are steel and the housing is cast iron. Welding to the cast on an axle. Pirate 4x4Jul 27, 2007 · First preheat the entire housing to (At Least) 500 degrees F. I mean the whole center section. This is key. Then use high nickle rod. Weld the hell out of it. Then cover with welding blankets. Or something to keep the heat in the housing, so that it will cool slowly. In between welds keep heat on the rest of the housing.
Aug 31, 2009 · Welding tubes to housing on Ford 8.8 axle. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 3 of 3 Posts. V. VA_YJ · Registered. Joined Aug 30, 2009 · 4 Posts . Discussion Starter #1 Aug 30, 2009. First post - to straighten or not? axle housing welding The H.A.M.B.Feb 21, 2006 · straightening is rather easy actually..use a rosebud tip,heat on the high side and let it cool.it will cool,and shrink,therefore pulling the end of the tube in the direction of the heated portion.i heat them close to the center of the diff,far from the housing end,for maximum tube end movement.heat an orange spot about 1 inch in dia,should pull
er70s-6 should work just fine. I get questions pretty regularly about welding axles to cast housings.and a lot of people assume the housing is cast iron and go to great lengths using nickel electrodes, high preheat, post heat, etc. if it is indeed cast steel, then any plain old er70 type mig wire weld cast steel - Welding Tips and Trickswill er70s-6 mig wire work to weld axle tubes to cast steel housing? -----er70s-6 should work just fine. I get questions pretty regularly about welding axles to cast housings.and a lot of people assume the housing is cast iron and go to great lengths using nickel electrodes, high preheat, post heat, etc.
Apr 18, 2019 · Perches and shock mounts are typically welded to the axle tubes, not to the differential housing. It's extremely unlikely that you would (or could) warp a tube by welding something to it. The factory spring perches certainly look like they were welded with welding axle tube housing? Ford Mustang ForumsFeb 16, 2010 · I have always read that the proper way to weld tubes is to remove the diff, and pass a straight steel bar through the both axle tubes to hold them in place. A few months ago, I discovered a driver side axle tube leak where the axle tube enters the housing. I took a gamble and decided to weld it up with the rear in the car.
Feb 16, 2010 · So unless you completely disassemble the rear down to just the tubes and the carrier housing, heat it up slowly to just under 1000 degrees, weld the tubes with a nickle rod and then bury the whole piece in sand to allow it to cool very slowly, you are only giving yourself a false sense of security that the piece is stronger than stock. welding axle tubes to center section on a 12 bolt Dec 04, 2012 · A Chevelle rear end doesn't put a lot of stress on the axle tubes because of the 4 link suspension. The load is split between the brackets on the axle tubes and the eyes on top of the housing. A Camaro transmits all of the force through the axle tubes, so it's much more important to weld the tubes on a Camaro rear end. Here is something to read.
Aug 26, 2010 · From the factory the axle tubes are pressed into the differential housing, then they are plug welded through holes in the casting (usually only 2 per side). The problem is that they are not really plug welds because they do not really bond to the cast housing, they are only bonded to the steel axle tubes because they are only welded with mild steel MIG (probably ER70S) So what that does is
Proper way to weld axle tubes to housing CJ-8Jan 28, 2005 · i explored this same subject about 2 months ago. i turned a ford Dana 60 drivers side pig into a passenger side pig to go with my all chevy drive train and i discussed this subject with 3 different certified and very accomplished welders. they pretty much all agreed on the same thing. the pig is cast iron. and the best way to weld cast iron is
Dont run a solid bead around what you are welding-too much heat. Instead do beads 1 in long at the most and let them cool briefly.especially as you weld the pumpkin to the tubes. don't be in a hurry.Perches and shock mounts are typically welded to the axle tubes, not to the differential housing. It's extremely unlikely that you would (or could)As others have said..just spread the love around. I had no problem welding mine. With perches and brackets.just weld in one area then moveIf you are just swapping in the 8.8 you will be fine welding the perches on without worry. Stitch the welds like stated above and you'll have no isThanks for the encouraging info. Helps relieve the thought of warped housing. As it turns out there may be a d44 axel available instead from a 79 w79 (actually all 74-91 full size) 4 Dr wagons are within an inch of width wheel mounting surface to WMS at both ends. The rims are a different offThe bolt pattern won't be right But as Carnuck was getting at, it will be within an inch of the width of your existing axle; actually it will beA 79 Wagoneer was a full-size. The hubs will be 6-bolt. welding on axle housing??? Jeep Wrangler Forum
Aug 22, 2013 · You might get away with welding a bracket to the axle tube but not spring perches or welding the tubes to the center section with a 110 welder. It might stick but it wont hold. He wants to re-weld the track bar bracket to the tubes. He actually said it is cracked, and he is just fixing it.