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Date:         Mon, 8 Aug 2016 14:29:26 +0000
Reply-To:     paul guard <gears@PRODIGY.NET>
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From:         paul guard <gears@PRODIGY.NET>
Subject:      Re: Anyone ever see a pinion shaft break just behind  first gear?
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I can't see your photo, but yes .. I've seen welded pinion shafts break. I suspect (without seeing it) that you may have a cut & spliced pinion shaft. Welding is done when a good pinion head with buggered shaft is spliced to a good shaft with buggered pinion head removed. This operation has been done in off-road for over 3 decades now.

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