We have added more access to the bolts while still protecting them and they are long enough to actually protect the U-joint. They are made of 3/8" & 1/2" material and will take a beating for many years to come.
- Mounting plate is 1/2" and the guard is 3/8"
Questions and Answers
Jim on -- Asked:
Hi. This is probably a dumb question,but I'm not a differential expert. Regarding the Ford 9 inch pinion cover, to install this cover, I assume I have to remove the rear drive shaft (this is for a 1971 Ford Bronco), then the pinion bolts on the front of the housing. My question, will I have to drain the oil from the differential first, or can it be installed without first draining or losing oil if not drained? Thanks.
You should not have to drain it. The seal should hold with the bolts out as long as you don't smack it with a mallet or anything while your in there.
Adam on -- Asked:
What trucks do the ford 9" pinion guard fit on?
The Ford 9" was used up until the mid-80s when they replaced it with the 8.8"
Ford 9" axles were used in many applications including F150, Bronco, some muscle car applications, and even older utility/dump truck