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65cruiser
03-27-2010, 09:40 PM
Mingoglia dropped off his 14 bolt ring gear to have 3/8" shaved from the O.D. for the axle he is currently building. There are a couple of ways to do this, first the hard way
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=33151&stc=1&d=1269750594
or the easy way
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=33152&stc=1&d=1269750744

65cruiser
03-27-2010, 09:48 PM
Here is the finished ring, 3/8" smaller on the O.D. and perfectly concentric after grinding.

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=33153&stc=1&d=1269751385

Oh, by the way Mike, your ring is done. :D

The Donger
03-28-2010, 08:21 AM
Can you do this for anyone?

mingoglia
03-28-2010, 01:09 PM
Holy crap Eric. I just dropped that thing off! Looks great. I'll get with you to figure out when I can come pick it up. Good work!

Mike

Blazer4RoXs
03-28-2010, 05:40 PM
That is freakin awesome.....Nice work guys!

65cruiser
03-28-2010, 07:15 PM
Can you do this for anyone?

Absolutely, just shoot me a PM.

65cruiser
03-28-2010, 07:17 PM
Holy crap Eric. I just dropped that thing off! Looks great. I'll get with you to figure out when I can come pick it up. Good work!

Mike

Ya, I know you had plenty of time but I was bored while I had other machines running.

djui5
03-28-2010, 08:47 PM
Nice!!

ArizonaSunshine
03-28-2010, 09:21 PM
this was done because.....

clearence issue with.....

sorry i'm not understanding the " shave "

mike

Gasman
03-28-2010, 09:33 PM
A 14 bolt centersection is huge and hangs down quite a bit. To get better clearance under the diff (and prevent it from being rock anchor on less than 40" tires), you shave the bottom off the centersection and weld in a flat plate. To get the absolute maximum amount of clearance and still be able to get the carrier/ring gear out of the housing, the ring gear is turned down as well. There's some debate on strength when turning down the ring gear, but even after it's turned down it's still huge so don't think it's an issue behind a 6 cyl Jeep. So you end up with a bombproof axle with better clearance than a D60.

ArizonaSunshine
03-28-2010, 09:38 PM
thank you for the explanation, it makes sense now