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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jebbesen, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. Hands down .. one of my favorite threads here. That shot of your kid on that ole' stroller ? Stellar, man !! lol

    Love it.
     
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  2. jebbesen
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    Yeah that's my daughter Clara. The stroller is the one Grandma used when my mom was little. We take it for a spin now and then. My wife says the hard rubber tires make too much noise on the sidewalk compared to her new stroller, but it's fun. I think Clara likes not having to be strapped in. Pre seatbelt law...
     
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  3. As always a lot of neat work. Cool stroller, blink of an eye and they are adults......
     
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  4. jebbesen
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    When I shortened the front end of the torque tube slightly I drove the bushing sleeve in the end back so that I could trim the tube but keep the sleeve. It moved relatively easily but it expanded the end of the tube about 0.010 where it slides into the torque ball. This obviously wouldn't allow me to slide it in the ball. This past weekend I took a break from digging up my parents hose hydrant and turned the tube down so it would slip in. IMG_20200829_111848.jpg IMG_20200829_114339.jpg IMG_20200829_163933.jpg IMG_20200829_163936.jpg IMG_20200830_172116.jpg
     
  5. jebbesen
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    Was able to set the car back down on the spring now that the torque tube is back in. Shackle angle looks good I think. IMG_20200912_182021.jpg
     
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  6. jebbesen
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    The original spring perch under the rear cross member was wood which basically fell apart when I took the axle out. Working on making a new one out of channel that will get welded to the tube. IMG_20200912_182010.jpg IMG_20200912_182003.jpg I hadn't drill the center bolt clearance hole full size yet in these pics. That's why it's not sitting down on the spring all the way.
     
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    Sure is a cool thread to watch!
     
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