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by Omahatb » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:53 am

I did find a 1935 for ifs but I had another idea.
Could we take a 7.5 (more common than our 7.2) and perhaps chuck it up in a lathe and get the OD to where it'll fit?

I have some mechanic exp, but know little about differential (what makes a 7.5 a 7.5. Or an 8 an

Any insight would be appreciated.
If this is a possibility I can get some made for people here as-well.

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by HawkeyeC25 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:41 pm

I think you would be shaving down the outside of the ring gear and I'm guessing it might get into the ring teeth. But I think the only way is to pull both apart and start measuring :) I would love to see some more cool custom stuff on here!

As far as the 1935 (which I think is the locker for the front), I still think the entire front diff housing might not be strong enough to take that torque. Especially since it's bolted to an oil pan :facepalm:

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