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09-21-2005 10:05 PM Gearbox Mount
03-09-05
Manufactured the gearbox mount from 2" box section, used a 4" drop side plates manufactured from 2 ½" by 1/4" by 3 1/2" mild steel plate bolted to a 3/8" plate made to the same size. I have decided to bolt the mount on instead of welding. This makes it easier to change the motor and gearbox at a later stage.


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08-16-2005 12:11 AM Spring Swing Plates
Manufactured the spring swing plates from ¼" 316 stainless steel plate 1 ½" wide used a belt linisher to mould all the curves. Made the shafts from 5/8" 316 stainless steel, machined the ends down to ½". Had to remember back 30 years on how to thread cut on a lathe. Brought stainless dome nuts to finish the look off. Now all that's left is to polish the plates.


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08-09-2005 03:02 AM Front Suspension
Manufactured the front spring perch plates. Just waiting on the spring manufacturer to supply the front spring. Have decided to mount the spring above the drop axle so I can fit hydraulic shocks straight onto the axle. The spring end support brackets will be welded on the bend of the drop axle, this will hide the small dent that occurred when I pressed it.


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08-06-2005 09:43 PM Radius Arms
Made up a set of dummy front radius arms to set up the brackets. Using 12mm ball joints and the dummy arms I set up and welded brackets to the drop axle and chassis. Have decided to use separate Radius arms with right & left hand threads to make setting up the drop axle easier I hope.


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08-06-2005 12:07 AM Drop Axle
I hate people telling me to buy it, especially when I think I can make it. As for the drop axle, Acquired a peace of 1-3/4" tube 52" long with a wall thickness of ½". I welded plates to each end after filling it with sand. I clamped it to a large peace of angle iron to keep it parallel, took it to the 55 ton press and bent it 5-3/4" from top to bottom to give me a 4" drop. I then set it up in the mill and with a 1-3/8" hole saw I cut the boss grooves at 8 degrees. I then machined the boss blanks and welded them on. It needs to be reamed out once I get the king pins. Haven't decided on ford stubs axles or Holden yet.


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