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Old December 30th, 2009, 09:03 PM
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New use for filler rod

Just thought I'd pass this along. My D2 front D.S. ate it rather hard the other day. Actually the Cardan joint to be precise. Funny thing is, the darn needle bearings were toast. Being in a pinch and wanting to drive home with a front D.S., I(we) tried something. After some measurements were taken, we found out that the needle bearings are 1/16th of an inch. Huh.... S/S filler rod for T.I.G is 1/16th of an inch....... hhhmmmm. So we cut, deburred and carefully replaced all the bent and broken needle bearings with filler rod.
OK ... my metallurgical friends, yea I'm aware the hardness of the bearings is FAR greater than filler rod, however in a pinch it does work just fine. I've been driving on it for 4 days now while I wait for my Woods shaft to show up. We just thought it was funnier than h_ll and thought I'd share. Flame suit on.

You should see what we did to factory D2 wiper arms to accept $15 Napa blades
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Old December 30th, 2009, 09:06 PM
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I would have brought you a DII shaft to get home. I would call your filler rod fix "Ron good".

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Old December 30th, 2009, 10:39 PM
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Hmmm - wonder if you'll get the D2 shaft that I personally watched being built at Tom's shop while I was there documenting and watching his processes last week? He has a sweet operation there outside SLC. Toms a great guy too.

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Old December 31st, 2009, 03:34 PM
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AAHHH, so you're the guy he was telling me about today.......
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Old December 31st, 2009, 10:07 PM
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Oh really? Do I dare wonder what he said? Heh heh.
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Old December 31st, 2009, 10:21 PM
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It was all good. I guess there was/is a post about Woods shafts over on dweb, but I didn't read it.... he mentioned he offered to put someone up out there to see the operation(s) etc..... had only good things to say Doug....
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This didn't take out your tranny when it grenaded? Lucky you. Woods is the way to go.
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This didn't take out your tranny when it grenaded? Lucky you. Woods is the way to go.
The first time it did. This time was round two. Third times a charm,.. right?
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The first time it did. This time was round two. Third times a charm,.. right?
Hopefully not after you get the Woods...
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