Originally Posted by bogginboy
could you jsut possibly weld on the little tubes on to the diff next to the bolt holes? would this work?? while it is on the axle?
NO , you can pull the cover and do that . The dana 30 has a strong cover plate which would work well .
The rear one is a Ford 8.8 and is thinner . you could still weld to the cover ring but be careful to not burn thru .
Now DONT weld it up with it on the diff . Remove the cover or ground could pass through bearing rollers creating pits that would take out a bearing .