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Mini Spool Where To Buy?

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Mr Vaughan, Jan 2, 2021.

  1. Jan 2, 2021
    Mr Vaughan

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    if this has been discussed before, i'm sorry, as searching the site provided no information. i'm looking for a cheap mini spool for the 19 spline D44 in my jeep. no one online seems to have the right one, only 30 spline. thanks in advance for info
     
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    73 cj5

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    Weld'er up.
     
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    Mr Vaughan

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    don't have a welder
     
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    garage gnome

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    Jeepenstein

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    What Nate said.. Been running them for years with no issues.. And you can still turn..
     
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    timgr

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    Not much demand for these axles. Likely you can get a spare for free or scrap prices. Remove the case and take it to a welder. Look in your local Jeep/4x4 forums - there will be local guys doing fab work. Or ask at your local Jeep club.

    May be obvious - don't weld up a PowrLock. Find an open axle.
     
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    73 cj5

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    You're going to need one especially if you plan on building a jeep. A buzz box and 7014's work pretty good.
     
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    Mr Vaughan

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    Mr Vaughan

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    the rear is open.
     
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    timgr

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    Buy a tombstone welder from Craig's List or wherever. Weld it up.
     
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    nickmil

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    Driving on rutted pavement with a spool or welded rear differential sucks. Been there done that. If strictly off road then It can be ok, pretty predictable. Also done that.
     
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    Twin2

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    weld it up
    isn't that what's called a Lincoln locker
     
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    jeepdaddy2000

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    Have you thought of a Powr Lok? They are brutally strong, available, and work very well.
     
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    Bigdaddy13

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    I second this. I really like having traction off road, but I really like NOT performing trail repairs more when a locker takes out a u-joint in the weak Dana25/27. My plan is a PowerLok front/detroit rear.
     
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    Mr Vaughan

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    i mean for the back, not front. already have a limited slip in front.
     
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    Mcruff

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    Mr Vaughan

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    i just dont like the price. yes, i know it's worth it, and yes, its relatively cheap, but i can't bring myself to spend that much monwy on a locker.
    i totally agree with this. maybe i should start making my spools...
     
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    Bigdaddy13

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    I know. :) Detroit or lockright/spartan is my recommendation for your rear axle. That or learn to weld and bubba it.
     
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    ITLKSEZ

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    :shrug: Welded plenty of them, and I can’t imagine beating them any harder. Never had a failure. Preheat/post heat is important.
     
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