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Old 03-28-2013, 11:30 AM
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D@mn, ya'll are scaring me now. I have a set of CAChassisworks triangulated 4-link brackets to weld on a completed axle. How can I check for trueness after welding it? Can I ASSume putting the axle in and checking for rolling resistance would be enough?

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The best way to check the housing to see if it's straight is to install a housing fixture.
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D@mn, ya'll are scaring me now. I have a set of CAChassisworks triangulated 4-link brackets to weld on a completed axle. How can I check for trueness after welding it? Can I ASSume putting the axle in and checking for rolling resistance would be enough?

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After you get it all mocked up and know exactly where the brackets are gonna go.. I'd just strip the housing down and take it to someone with a jig. It can save you money and A LOT of hassle in the long run.

It shouldnt be too spendy if you take them a bare housing.
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After you get it all mocked up and know exactly where the brackets are gonna go.. I'd just strip the housing down and take it to someone with a jig. It can save you money and A LOT of hassle in the long run.

It shouldnt be too spendy if you take them a bare housing.
If you're talking about a narrowing jig, I do have a bud with one. Is it safe to tack the brackets on first?

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Hey Shane,

Couldn't help but wonder (looking at your handle), are you related to the "Robert Zildjian" who just passed away? He had a company that mfg'ed cymbals in MA.

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Hey Shane,

Couldn't help but wonder (looking at your handle), are you related to the "Robert Zildjian" who just passed away? He had a company that mfg'ed cymbals in MA.

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Not related, I used to play drums in High School and used Zildjian brand cymbals and my username is a handle I have used for many years. Since I don't play anymore I should really update it at some point. But I didn't know he passed away.
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This past weekend I started to narrow and fix the offset of my 8.8 that is going into my cutlass. The driverside tube was rather bent. What is the best way to fix?, heat and cool rapidly on the long side to get it to pull in? I've attached a pic. Is it a big deal? Probably at least 1/4" off.
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If you're talking about a narrowing jig, I do have a bud with one. Is it safe to tack the brackets on first?

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Yes a Narrowing jig. If you just tack just enough to hold the Brackets in place you will be fine.
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This past weekend I started to narrow and fix the offset of my 8.8 that is going into my cutlass. The driverside tube was rather bent. What is the best way to fix?, heat and cool rapidly on the long side to get it to pull in? I've attached a pic. Is it a big deal? Probably at least 1/4" off.

Heating and cooling will probably bring it back around. It's worked many times for me. Be patient and do a little at a time. It takes a while to get it where you want it. Try to figure out where it is bent and work on that area the most.
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Yes a Narrowing jig. If you just tack just enough to hold the Brackets in place you will be fine.
Oookay... I have welded two sets of leaf spring perches to both an 8.8" and a 9" housing and never had a problem. I usually just slip the axles in and feel for any abnormal resistance. So this is unacceptable by "normal" standards?

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Welding something to the tubes doesn't bend the tubes a lot. Usually it's about 1/8 inch. Sometimes this isn't enough to cause a problem. I've seen some that were as far off as 1/4 inch. It's always a good idea to check after welding. Warped tubes can cause problems with wear on the axle splines and in the axle bearings. I've seen one that was off far enough to caused a Power Trax locker to break.
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