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Old 12-11-2017, 02:48 AM
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looks cool??

I don't see the images (google usercontent blocked ... just for me?)

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Nope. I don't see them either.
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I don't see them either

I have changed the picture host from Google to Tapatalk, hopefully it takes care of the problem Please let me know if you can see the pics now
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Old 12-11-2017, 03:31 AM
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I can see them now
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I can see them.
Nice job on the I beam.
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looks cool??

I don't see the images (google usercontent blocked ... just for me?)

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Nope. I don't see them either.
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I don't see them either
Oh good, I thought it was just me...

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I have changed the picture host from Google to Tapatalk, hopefully it takes care of the problem Please let me know if you can see the pics now
You could simply upload them to the forum...
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Old 12-12-2017, 04:38 AM
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Still working on the "Ford I-beam" front axle ��

I cut it to length by drilling it with large (5/8") drill bit, cutting it with a hacksaw and finally machining the ends with a 1" end mill. Prior to drilling it I set the axle level relative to the table of my trusted Bridgeport milling machine. I then tilted the head of the milling machine 7degrees, which is the king pin inclination on some 30ies Ford axles:



I didn't take any pics of the drilling/cutting milling process but here's the result:





I turned som bushes for the ends, through which the king pins will fit. These are 25mm (~1") OD, ID will be bored later to provide an interference fit for 12mm (~1/2") king pins. Length is 35mm (1 3/8"). Measurements were based on looks more than anything ��

Tacked the bushes onto the axle:





Welded solid:







Not the prettiest of welds but I believe penetration was good here. And the visual result will be hidden by the spindels to a degree ��

Almost done with the front axle!
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Old 12-12-2017, 04:39 AM
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Really? Didn't see that option but then again I am no pewter geek
Have a look at this post from Bob

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I PM'd you, but since it might help other people too.

It looks more complicated than it is.
You can't do it from the "Quick Reply" box under a post.
You need the Advanced features, which are not available in "Quick Reply".

click on "Post Reply" under a post,
or click on "Go Advanced" which is near the bottom of the Quick Reply box,
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Last piece of the I-beam puzzle ��.

I clamped the axle to the mill table and went to town with a 8mm (5/16’’) drill bit:



Finished axle:

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Damm that looks nice!
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Old 12-14-2017, 12:34 PM
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Next up is hanging the I-beam axle. This is done in a few ways on real hot rods, one of which is by a transverse leaf spring and a set of split wishbones. Something like this:







I have a leaf spring that may be suited for my use but more on that later. The focus right now is the split wishbones. I found this picture online and I will try to make something similar:





I started out with a some 25mm (~1”) tubing with 1.5mm (~1/16”) wall thickness. Flimsy stuff, but the ‘bones will only take axial forces so should be fine. I also needed the tubing to not be too strong as it was my intention to squeeze it flat 😎 :





I made 2 pieces like that and afterwords split them and removed a wedge from each piece. The idea here was to end up with a coned shape with and oval end and a round end:





One end:



The other end:

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Yo picture don't be there...( the online one). But, DUDE!!! that drop axle is suuuuuweeeet!!!
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Excuse me I need to vacuum up the drool off my floor lol. This looking awesome. What weight leaf spring you going to use? I'm concerned that it might be a bit much and not off much suspension. Hopefully I'm dead wrong.
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Excuse me I need to vacuum up the drool off my floor lol. This looking awesome. What weight leaf spring you going to use? I'm concerned that it might be a bit much and not off much suspension. Hopefully I'm dead wrong.
Did he say he needed suspension? Some of us live where roads are flat.
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Excuse me I need to vacuum up the drool off my floor lol. This looking awesome. What weight leaf spring you going to use? I'm concerned that it might be a bit much and not off much suspension. Hopefully I'm dead wrong.
That is a good point and one of my concerns also. The leaf pack that I have is a helper spring from a pick up truck. I.e. close to the right length but way heavy I plan to lighten it by splitting the pack and using only one leaf. If it is too heavy still I plan to shave width off of the leaf to lighten it further.
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Might I suggest finding a light trailer leaf spring and dropping down to a single leaf on that?

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VW bugs use much smaller leaf springs; I'm talking 3mm (1/8") thick & from 20-30mm (~3/4-1 1/4") wide... just saying...
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I would use a Club Car golf cart front spring, I will not only get you in the ballpark but onto the playing field.



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I would use a Club Car golf cart front spring, I will not only get you in the ballpark but onto the playing field. ��





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These are great recommendations, thank you ��



Good advise should always be valued highly IMO and I will be looking at spring alternatives ��

---------- Post added at 09:48 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:16 AM ----------

Put some more work into the ‘bones ��. Turned some bushings for the frame end:









Drilled the ‘bones for a plug weld:





Welded the plug and seam:





Tacked the rest:





Welded solid:





And ground smooth:



I used my MIG welder for this even though I am in the game of building TIG skills. The reason being that the wishbone halves didn’t end up with a perfect fit. It is much easier to bridge a gap with MIG than with TIG (at least at my skill level )
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