Jeep Wrangler Dana 30 & Dana 35 Builds with 5.13 Yukon Gears

Discussion in 'transmission and Drive train' started by Maniacmechanic1, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Maniacmechanic1

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  2. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    New projects.
    Axles from a 1999 Jeep Wrangler.
    Dana 30 front & Dana 35 Rear.
    Getting 5.13 :1 Yukon Gears.
    Old friend of mine local.
    35 inch tall Off road tires.

    Snowing today.
    Lifted muscled carried into my basement not too long ago this morning.
    Get started with teardown later today.
    I took the diff covers off last night and drained the old gear oil out.

    Complete fresh rebuilds by me.
    I will sand blast them clean too myself.
     
  3. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    I got the Dana 30 & Dana 35 apart this week.
    Good Hard parts cleaned up in solvent.
    Up early this morning.
    Hookup my car trailer to my '99 Chevy Tahoe. Load the Jeep Dana diffs on & head to the car wash and power wash clean.
    Buy 4-6 bags of Black Diamond Coal slag & Blast the Housings clean here on my farm.
    Try & get them in Primer also today.
    Sunday is Easter of Course.

    Full Thrash working today Saturday.
     
  4. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    well, congrats on having the skills to rebuild them, very few people do.
    obviously detailed pictures of the process and tips would be nice
     
  5. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    All in the details. Right Tools.
    Skills and experience.
    It changed setup now with 2 -cut gears Vs. Old 5-cut gears.

    5- gears highly prized.
    Bought 2-sets New 5-cut for my Own Pontiac 9.3's. 4.30 drag race. 3.64 street .

    Think Dana 60 still 5-cut. Have not bought used lately for anyone.
    With 1000 HP + many have here in Illinois I expect to use someday soon again.
     
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    It took about 7 hours yesterday to Powerwash, Buy Supplies, Get home & setup to Blast with Black Diamond Coal Slag & Paint the Dana 30 & Dana 35 Jeep Housings.
    Went through Five 50 lb bags of blasting media.
    My Gasoline Engine Air compressor had no problems keeping up. It only has 9 gallon Twin Tanks.
    W - Head radial compressor head. Puts out way more CFM than most shop air compressors, its the way to go if Your Sandblasting or media blasting.
    Went through 1.5 gallons of 87 octane gas. Think I blasted for 3-1/2 hours alltogether.
    Most of the rust was removed, 90-95 %. Terrible road salt rust 21 years old. Just Nasty to begin with.
    Painted with VHT Gloss Black Roll Bar Paint 2 cans. A few bare spots, need to buy 1 more can to touch up.
     
  8. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Want a Huge Kohler Engine or a Honda Gasoline Engine on an air compressor.
    Mine has 5-1/2 Horsepower.
     
  9. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    yes it looks like its had a major clean-up and exterior rust removal,
    much improved in appearance.
     
  10. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Customer is Happy, sent him pictures.

    I like My Evapo Rust remover better.
    Not using my New 15 gallons EVR, For Pontiac parts cleanup of my own.
     
  11. T-Test

    T-Test reliable source of info

    How do you catch the media while blasting? Clean up box/plastic?
     
  12. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Blasted on my car trailer.
    Swept up maybe 30 lbs. Reused and blasted again.
    Messy work.
     
  13. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    I sifted out debris. Huge scale rust .
     

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