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thinking of putting a 9" in my truck and am not sure if you can lincoln lock a drop out diff. I also did a search on this and couldn't find anything.

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I didn't know I could get a mini spool so cheap. I guess if I go 9" that will be the way I go.

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but of course you can , jus zap it w/ a high
nickel rod or tig . but it's easy w/ a mini
spool. my .02 <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0">
 

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ya but why spend $34 on a mini spool when you can weld it for the price of one or two rods?? we welded my freinds and its taken major abuse with no problems on a fullsize bronc. btw dropouts are the easiest to weld up cuzz theres less to cover from the splatter and you can do it on your work bench.
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I would (did <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">) buy a mini spool for it. It's so stinkin' cheap there's really not much of a reason not to. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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I'd have to pass on the mini spool. Talk to EBSTEVE, he just bent the cross pin in his. So you would need a hardened cross pin ass well, and then you'd probably nuke the carrier since all the load is on the pin. Might as well weld it or buy a full spool.

If you just want to chirp your tires at the mall, then go with a mini spool. But we know that's not the case <IMG SRC="smilies/jeep1.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Nobody:
<STRONG>I'd have to pass on the mini spool. Talk to EBSTEVE, he just bent the cross pin in his. So you would need a hardened cross pin ass well, and then you'd probably nuke the carrier since all the load is on the pin. Might as well weld it or buy a full spool.

If you just want to chirp your tires at the mall, then go with a mini spool. But we know that's not the case <IMG SRC="smilies/jeep1.gif" border="0"></STRONG>

I agree...I had a mini spool in mine, bent the hardened pin into an 'S' shape before it broke the carrier and trashed everything else inside.

I say just weld it...if that breaks then get a full spool
 

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I also had problems bending the cross shaft with a mini-spool. I finally welded it up and it lasted for 3 seasons in my 460 powered 9" rear 88 mustang GT
 

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Originally posted by KAHN:
<STRONG>btw dropouts are the easiest to weld up cuzz theres less to cover from the splatter and you can do it on your work bench.
my .o3 cents
josh</STRONG>
Correct me if I'm wrong but all the open diffed ford 9" are almost completly enclosed. Thus having to disassemble and weld just the side gears to the case then install the spiders and pin without welding or just don't install them.
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Full spool replace the carrier and spyder gears and side gears one complete unit. Mini spool goes inside the stock carrier replacing the spyder gears and side gears.

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Originally posted by crawlinTJ:
<STRONG>Here's a chance for you gys to flame someone: what's the difference between a full spool and a mini-spool?</STRONG>
Full spool:
Mini spool:


RockRanger is correct. Overall, strength is the main difference.

[ 09-21-2001: Message edited by: u2slow ]
 
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