I've been all over the net and it doesn't look like anyone makes a spool for a d50. Anyone know if there's ever been one? Need one to machine for 35 spline shafts.
I hadn't even thought about going that route. . . I've got an extra carrier I can play with. I'll have to take a look at it and find some d60 side gears. Anyone have any they wanna donate?Is there enough meet to machine the carrier to take dana 60 35 spline side gears? then you can weld them in there to the spiders and who care's if they touch or not as long they can be welded.
I think thats about the only thing you can do you get a 35 spline spool in a dana 50.
Sounds like it could work then, cool post some Pics. I run across Dana 50's from time to time, be nice to see them being upgraded and used in out world.Just a quick update:
The spigot will have to be cut off and the carrier will have to be reamed out for the 1.5", 35 spline shaft to fit. Once I get the spigots cut off, I'll be able to get the side gears in and see how much machining it will take for the side gears to sit flush inside the carrier and how/if I'll be able to get the spiders in there too. I would think that just welding the side gears to the carrier wouldn't be strong enough, so I'm going to try and get the spiders into the mix as well. So all in all it looks like this might be a cheap solution to the 1 weak link to the D50.
ARB said they were going to make a 35 spline D50 carrier.Bringing this thread back to life. I've posted on the Yukon page to see if they would start making a 35 spline spool for the Dana 50. I know arb is doing it so it is possible and would be a much cheaper route. If anyone would be interested in this please post your opinion on that thread. Wanna see this happen.