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10-23-2005 11:54 PM Stub Axles
Machined a plug to replace the bottom ball joint had to machine it to the correct angle to match the drop shaft boss 8 degrees. Pressed this into place and welded it in.


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10-23-2005 11:49 PM Certification
In New Zealand you are required by law to get all Scratch built cars & hot-rod certified by an appointed vehicle inspector. He checks that you are mechanically minded and capable to build a vehicle that is safe to use on our roads. He checks all the welding, designs & materials that you wish to use on your project. I was going to use a steering rack east west bolted to the front cross arm but this is not allowed as it sets up bump steer which is dangerous. Back to the steering box design for me. Also I may not be able to use the stub axles (above) that I fabricated seams no welding on these parts are allowed also, I'll cross my fingers we may be able to pass them by getting them crack tested and doing a destruction test on the parts I cut off by welding a plate to it and trying to separate the two parts. If not I will buy the parts.

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10-23-2005 11:48 PM Stub Axles
Priced a set of stub axles, found a set un-machined for $850.00 and the brake caliper still needed to be fabricated, far too much for what they are so decided to use the ones off the ford. Removed the top and bottom ball joints. Had to use the 55 ton press to remove the bottom one. The top was easy I cut it off.


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10-17-2005 12:22 AM Car Wrecking
Now the fun begins, decided to use the gearbox cover which has the auto selector mounting brackets attached. Removed the fuel lines and brake cables as these parts may come in handy later. Removed all internal parts, got out the big grinder and cut the floor and fire wall out. As I enjoy reconditioning big toy's and playing with them dragged the David brown from the shed and tipped the car on its side to remove the diff and all under body parts which I thought could be useful.


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10-17-2005 12:07 AM Car wrecking
I went to an insurance auction and won a 1991 Ford Fairmont for NZ$200.00. The car was still in very good condition as I drove it home. (50 miles) I ripped the motor and gearbox out and sold it for NZ$200.00 so all the parts I needed 8 ½" Diff with disc brakes, front stub axles, brake master cylinder and many more cost zero. Very hard to get a better deal than that.


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