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bteichgraber Brian Teichgraber
Tsawwassen, BC, Canada   CAN
I recently acquired a rebuilt rearend from a wrecked car.
After having a better look at it today I have some concern.

In one of the pictures I have a gap A & B, A is a bit larger then B, looking as if the shaft housing is not parallel to the other side.
In the other picture C & D the line on the housing is further out then A & B side.

In the other picture (s) the stud looks have been heated removed and a weld put on the stud head on the backside of the flange, there is also a noticeable warp.

When rotating the axle there is a noticeable spot of resistance not much but it is there.

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bteichgraber Brian Teichgraber
Tsawwassen, BC, Canada   CAN
TR3driver Randall Y
Confusion, Los Angeles, USA   USA
Looks pretty bad to me; I wouldn't bother installing it unless you have no other option. In addition to the problems you've mentioned, the runout on the pinion flange says to me that it was probably damaged in the accident.

Just as a point of reference, the differential this came out of just had a kind of rough spot, not even tight really. It was sold to me as having been freshly rebuilt ...




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oldhokie Gold Member DAN ALLEN
Myersville, Maryland, USA   USA
In reply to # 1497792 by TR3driver Looks pretty bad to me; I wouldn't bother installing it unless you have no other option. In addition to the problems you've mentioned, the runout on the pinion flange says to me that it was probably damaged in the accident.

Just as a point of reference, the differential this came out of just had a kind of rough spot, not even tight really. It was sold to me as having been freshly rebuilt ...

I have been trading in used cars/machinery for almost half a century and I've learned a few things in the process - some the hard way. If you are a stranger trying to sell me machinery the quickest way to sour the deal is to tell me you just rebuilt it or had it rebuilt....

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Perdido Gold Member Rut Rutledge
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA   USA
Brian,
That looks pretty bad to me and I hope you can return it.
Good luck, Rut

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bteichgraber Brian Teichgraber
Tsawwassen, BC, Canada   CAN
I should say that the rearend was rebuilt prior to the accident and I bought it knowing it was in an accident, I’m hoping to rebuild it but more so I’m wondering if the axle housings are true and straight .
If all else fails I can use the mounts - cut them off and use them on a Dutchman 8” rear as per my original plan.

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Perdido Gold Member Rut Rutledge
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA   USA
Brian,
Check out a heavy truck suspension/spring shop, they might be able to evaluate and straighten it. I used a local truck driveline shop to work on my Bugeye drive shaft and it was an easy fix for them.
Rut

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