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Old 07-18-2011, 11:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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axle shaft question D 60 front 14b FF

ok so my shop caught fire.. and inside the shop were all 4 axles shafts for my jeep. and also my front carrier. so heres my question. are these parts salavageable? or should i not even bother? the shafts all look just fine but what about them seeing heat? will that ruin them? where they were at theres not way they got red or anything becaue they weren't directly in the flames or anything like that. same deal with the carrier it was in a bucket under the bench. the top of the bucket melted but the carrier is inside and appears fine i know it'll need new bearings obvisouly. any insight? i should mention this is a budget build so buying brand new axles shafts and carrier is out of the question.
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Put it together and run it. start looking for spares, but i would run it. especially if it wasn't directly in the fire.
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At the shop I work at, we harden steel at appx 1600* and temper at 580*. If they didn't get that hot, depening on the alloy, then you most likley will not have any issues.
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Free heat treating...awesome! We burned a car to the ground two years ago at SilverState and everything was junk, but I wouldn't bat an eye trying them out on a trail rig. .02
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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well i guess i'll give em a shot.. and look for another good set. the 14 b FF shafts are EASY and CHEAP.. i bet my junkyard will sell them to me for $40.. it;s teh D60 front shafts that are gonna be tougher to find and probably more expensive
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