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Finally got around to hacking that pipe cap in half and making some armor for these axles that I'm installing.

Cutting the cap:



Front axle complete:



Rear axle complete:



Don't think I'll be bending these bad boyz... <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

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Originally posted by Richard:
<STRONG>that thing is BEEFY
how much was the cap</STRONG>
Yeah, it really is, at least 3/8" thick. I paid $13 for it at the local plumbing supply place. Shoulda seen the look on the guys faces when I told them what I was gonna do with it... pretty funny. <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by wes:
<STRONG>Looks good!
What kind of camera are you using? Those are some clear pics.</STRONG>
Took those with an Olympus C-3000Zoom.
 

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Originally posted by KLF:
<STRONG>Yeah, it really is, at least 3/8" thick. I paid $13 for it at the local plumbing supply place. Shoulda seen the look on the guys faces when I told them what I was gonna do with it... pretty funny. <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
When I bought mine in Sacramento, the guy looked at me and said "Oh your makeing a diff guard for your Toyota, right!!!!) I looked at him and laughed and said"sold a few huh"
 

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They look really good Ken! You should have given me one for the front of my truck though instead of putting one on your back axle. <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">

Which brings up the question. Why add diff armor to the rear axle? You never really bash into it like you do with the front axle, and there isn't a cover to peel off like with Dana axles. So, why do it?
 

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When I bought mine in Sacramento, the guy looked at me and said "Oh your makeing a diff guard for your Toyota, right!!!!) I looked at him and laughed and said"sold a few huh"

Where in sac?

Which brings up the question. Why add diff armor to the rear axle? You never really bash into it like you do with the front axle, and there isn't a cover to peel off like with Dana axles. So, why do it?

Dropping down off rocks. Mine is rufff looking.
 

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I know someone had a thread a while back with the same idea, can you tell me what the dimensions are. has it got a name in plumbing terms - its a cap for someting do you know what ?

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This started out as a weld-on cap for 8" steel pipe. It's actually a little too small, you gotta do some grinding on the inner circumference to get it to fit snugly. It also sticks out a little too far if you just cut it in half, I torched off about 3/4" all the way around the edge.

Yeah, Harry... my rear axle has a few scars on it, still learning how to avoid the big rocks, now I don't have to worry quite as much. I suppose it's overkill to do the rear, but I had the other half lying there on the bench next to my stripped '87 housing, so what the heck. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Looks great. I did the same thing but did not get as elaborate as yours. You definately have some time into yours. Looks good <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

 

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Thread is old, but how do you guys cut your diff covers in half.
I'm having trouble getting it to fit in a drop saw without welding something to it, to fit in the clamp.
 

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Rwhat said:
Thread is old, but how do you guys cut your diff covers in half.
I'm having trouble getting it to fit in a drop saw without welding something to it, to fit in the clamp.
Torch, porta-band, Plasma...
 

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Where in sac?

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You can get them at Sac. windustrial. It is in south sac off of florin perkins, I forget the name of the street it is actually on but if you turn down the side street of blue collar supply then hang yuor 1st right it is down a little ways on your left.
 

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Somo people say you can get them at Blue collar. is this true, and if so who is cheaper? I am gonna be down there this week, and I need one.
 

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Crust said:
Somo people say you can get them at Blue collar. is this true, and if so who is cheaper? I am gonna be down there this week, and I need one.
They do not have them at Blue Collar unless they got them in on Saturday (I was there Friday).
I cut them in half and cut the rim on my horzinal bad saw set up-right with the little table that came with it ($149. metal bandsaw from H-F). Takes a little time but it works. I got the last one at Windustral in Rocklin for $17!!!!!!!!!!
 

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As far as doing the rear axle and putting a protector of some sort on it. I thought the same thing why do it I mean I'm always going forward right. Well after Johnson Valley and coming back with my rear housing showing some battle scars, I'll be putting somekind of protection on there now. Just my experience.
 
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