Sandblast a differential

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wild4679
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Joined: July 8th, 2017, 7:14 am
Body Type: 82B
Model Year: 1931

Sandblast a differential

Post by wild4679 » September 6th, 2021, 1:54 pm

I want to sandblast the rear drive train (axle, differential, torque tube, brake drums, backing plate, etc). This is a 31 AA. Basically I dropped the running gear from the rear spring and pulled it out.

My question: Besides covering the drive shaft on the front of the torque tube, is there any breather hole or other items I need to protect before I sand blast?

Reds34
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Joined: May 15th, 2010, 2:34 pm
Body Type: dump
Model Year: 1930
Location: Eastern, CT

Re: Sandblast a differential

Post by Reds34 » September 6th, 2021, 5:00 pm

I would be careful about how much sand gets in between the drum and backing plate. I would certainly plan on taking the drums off after sandblasting.

Red

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