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WELDING QUESTION??

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bluebear805 avatar
bluebear805   +1y
THIS MIGHT BE A STUPID QUESTION TO ASK BUT WHEN WELDING UP THE TABS ON THE AXEL FOR YOUR LINKS DO U DRAIN THE OIL OUT OF THE AXEL OR JUST WELD WITH THE OIL IN THEIR? WHAT STEPD DO U GUYS USE TO PREP FOR A GOOD SOLID WELD?
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truck action   +1y
I did not drain mine,however I did change the oil when I did the rear brake up grade!
Use a sanding disk & remove all the paint in the areas you will be welding at.
I recommend you use a 220 welder as you want good penetration, this is your suspension,you don't want to be making mutable passes!
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bluebear805   +1y
yeah, my concern was the gear oil catching fire and burnin seals. i think i might just drain it weld the tabs and put new oil. thanks.
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sparage   +1y
I welded mine with it drained just because I had already drained it previously. Make sure the area you are going to weld is down to bare metal and clean and you should be good to go.
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i8nt2lo   +1y
I welded mine with it filled, not a problem. AND I did with with a 120 Miller. Slow and hot. Checked the under carriage just the other day and not a problem anywhere. And I second the "keep the area clean" suggestion. Or third it...I guess.
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burnzya   +1y
you should be fine to weld it with the oil in the housing.

just be sure to get all the nasty factory paint/coating whatever the heck it is off.

the housing is only about 1/8" thick. so don't get to carried away and burn a hole in it. i also weld them uphill. for the tabs on the top of the axle i start on the side and go to the top. on the bottom tabs i start on the bottom and go to the side. but i've seen lots of people weld em down and they seem to hold fine so it's up to you lol.

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bluebear805   +1y
ok got it thanks everyone.
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