I'm rebuilding the differential in my 79. Im using the old gears and carrier just replacing bearings. If I use the same pinion gear, spacer in the same housing do I need to set pinion depth? I got a pinion depth gauge from Jeggs but the instructions suck ass!
I hate the thought of banging on the quarter after being "done", but in reality, I am NOT done...so whats a little more filler, more primer, and more sanding! I'm so much into this project time-wise, that another 2 hours is no biggie!
1981g, that's awesome advice! I will start blocking as soon as I finish the doors. As I said before, the wheel arch "lip" also needs to be built up, but I can do that when I fix this "boo boo"
Thanks again !
1981g, the other approach I was thinking about was that the wheel arch/lip is slightly "low" and could use building up more. If you look at the before pics, it was almost gone, maybe I need to build it up and work on bumping the "high ridge" and filling it? Not sure if I'm explaining it right
Someone can jump in, but if it was my car I would do spot welds closer and closer until I had a continuous weld. I'm not good enough with thin metal (the body part, not the frame) to do a continuous weld, but would do it with the method I mentioned. I would replace the other one. It MAY look ok...