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Project A: SILVER Dana 44 axle/differential

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  • Project A: SILVER Dana 44 axle/differential

    SILVER Dana 44 axle/differential
    Got the "Differential Rebuilding" DVD from www.technicalvideos.com. Great DVD, it had normal and Trac-Lock Dana 44. Came to two conclusions:
    1. I can do this... and
    2. I do not wish to get all that equipment/meters et.al. for one time rebuild.
    Good investment, I now know the jargon, the methods, and the tricks. I found a drive train expert locally and found that he does it for about the same price as I could with buying the parts, consumables, tools and meters.

    Here is my question:

    ALL the differentials/axles in the DVD are painted SILVER!

    What is the standard for Avanti? I thought it was black, did Studebaker repaing the standard Silver axles Black?

    Is there anything wrong with painting my axle Silver?

    thanks!

    Terry,
    1963 Avanti R2, 63SR1065 http://sterkel.org/avanti
    1985 Kubota L2202 (Diesel)
    2000 VW Jetta GLS
    2003 VW Jetta TDI (Diesel) http://sterkel.org/tdi

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    I believe that semi-gloss black is correct. However, it's your car - if you want to paint it Safety Orange go nuts, just please do a good job!

    nate

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    • #3
      My guess is the silver paint was used simply to make the parts more visible while making the DVD. When everything is painted black it tends to lose a lot of definition when photographed. If it's gloss black, light reflection makes things even worse.


      Dwain G.

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