Nothing but the facts
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Holland mass USA
That's the exact reason I say just shave the lower lips off. Now you have to add something or remove that skinny piece that's left and plate in piece. The plate in a piece will give you more clearance but now its more work.
Or you could just build it back up with weld, add a couple of pass's let it cool and repeat till you got around 1/4"-3/8" built back up. If you weld in plate be mindful of how it wears out.
If the welds that holds the plate down wears off and snag a rock it will peal that plate and whatever its attached to off. Which means you could open up the bottom of the diff.
This is why I say add weld build up instead of a plate welded in.
Don't forget to weld your tubes in to. To me the cover looks like it will leak over time from the missing bolt. You have the room to add a small block to the inside of the diff under the ring gear.
Tack the block in, drill the cover right to the left of were those two welds meet, remove cover and block, drill both, tap block, re-install and weld block back down to housing.
Even if its a small 1/4" screw that will at least keep the cover tight in that area just enough to hold the oil back.
1993 YJ 4.0 60 Front, Rear steer 60, bolth spooled, 5.38's, 700r/241 39.5 iroks and beating it like it owes me money.
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