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CHASSIS, Drill your axle!

Discussion in 'Tech Archive' started by ELpolacko, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. grumpy32
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    Drilled the axle in our Tudor years ago, maybe 20 or so, see my avatar. I remember finishing the last hole, thinking that looks cool and I am glad I drilled em in a mill.
  2. oldgrease
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    i have drilled several axles using hole saws and very rarely have to replace them. usually in the hole saw packaging is a recommended speed which i try to follow and i keep it well oiled. i do this on my drill press and a stand at the other end. i use old motor oil for this and for my chain saw.


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  3. Gary Addcox
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    With split "bones" or hairpins, a slight flex in the axle allows the suspension to be not so rigid, thereby schmoothing up the ride somewhat. When you go from a triangle setup to 3/4s of a parallelogram(unsplit to split), a bit of flex is appreciated
  4. I drilled the livin dogshit outta my heavy 23 axle. While I hope I didn't weaken it too much, I've seen literally hundreds of these under street cars.

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