8.8 Rear axle diffcover - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Tech Forums > Builders Corner

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 03-09-2011, 01:59 PM   #1
Sponsoring Vendor
Ibuildembig's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Fruitland, Missouri
Posts: 8,322
8.8 Rear axle diffcover

Since I am putting a 8.8 in my ole mans SOA project I figured he needed a better solution for a diff cover than the stock tin foil one.

Traced the shape on some 1/4" thick plate

Cut the rings out

3/8" cold rolled rod around the seam

Just picked up my bigger rod today so I will have more pics tonight.

Ibuildembig is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-09-2011, 10:54 PM   #2
Sponsoring Vendor
Ibuildembig's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Fruitland, Missouri
Posts: 8,322
Here's what I got done tonight even though the tavern was open haha

the BR on the right side is an inside joke, dad's name is Reg and a long time ago my buddies started calling him BR for Big Reg....he has no idea I did this and I think its gonna be hillarious when he see it

Im sure he will try to tear it up at some point

Ibuildembig is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-11-2011, 03:34 PM   #3
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 93
nice i need your skills
2006 Jeep Wrangler (sport X)
33 13.50 swammpers
4 in lift soft top
JeepDipper is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-11-2011, 11:09 PM   #4
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North Shore Massachusetts
Posts: 160
Very cool. Did you heat the 3/8 rod to bend with torch. Did the original cover warp at all with all that welding on top of it? Nice monogram job!
94 yj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-12-2011, 10:43 AM   #5
Sponsoring Vendor
Ibuildembig's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Fruitland, Missouri
Posts: 8,322
Yeah you could do it with hot rolled tubing and bend it easier but since this needs to take a beating I used cold rolled and it takes alot of torch to get it to do what you want. I did another one last night that I like better, I will get some pics today
Ibuildembig is offline   Quote Quick Reply

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear Axle 3.07 mallett08 TJ Tech Forum 2 01-30-2010 01:48 AM
Moving rear axle back robertsblazin YJ Tech Forum 2 03-20-2009 01:30 AM
Rear Axle seals FredF TJ Tech Forum 5 08-18-2008 04:25 PM
The Dana 44 rear axle nickguy General Jeep Discussion 6 06-04-2008 10:29 PM
leak on rear axle by vent hose BlackJeepoftheFamily TJ Tech Forum 6 08-27-2006 10:17 AM

logo carid shop wrangler parts carid fender flares custom wheels store avs deflectors at carid
» Rates
Get low rates on auto insurance in Canada!

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:23 PM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC