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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bear Metal Kustoms, May 7, 2009.

  1. Bear Metal Kustoms
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    A guy that I drop axles for came by the shop today.. He said a buddy of his found this in the weeds near his place and asked him if he wanted it..He said sure and brought it into the shop. He plans on having us drop it a couple inches for one of his cars. Just thought I would share... Jason.
     

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  2. Roothawg
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    Wall hanger. Neat.
     
  3. 61TBird
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    Is the rest of the car in the weeds????
     
  4. Bruce Lancaster
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    The legendary World's Fair axle!
     

  5. Bruce Lancaster
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    Is the rest of the World's Fair in the weeds????
     
  6. JeffreyJames
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  7. crook
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    Dang cool!!!
     
  8. skunx1964
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    pretty cool find!
     
  9. 35mastr
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    I had been told that Ford did that to show the strenth of the I beam. That is a very nice find.
     
  10. Little Wing
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    incredible,,ok who offers Axle twisting services :D
     
  11. unclescooby
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    Yeah, i don't know about the strength at all but it sure is pretty. How exactly was that done?
     
  12. I'm thinking it should get shorter with all the twists...unless they stretched it back to std width. What does it measure king pin to king pin?

    Is there a metalurgest (sp) in the group that can explain what condition the metal is in after being that hot?
     
  13. stude_trucks
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    That must have been one hell of an accident to twist the axel up like that. Obviously so, since the rest of the car was apparently totally destroyed. :D

    WTF? Yeah, hey, I just found this diamond ring in the weeds, want it?
     
  14. can you imagine the looks youd get at a show with that axle...and the comments, yea, my buddy had one just like that back in the 60s....
     
  15. Bruce Lancaster
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    The rest of the car ended up 47 feet wide and two feet long...but there's no rust, so it should be easy to fix.
    Axles were twisted like that in the Ford exhibit at some '30's Worlds Fair or similar exhibition, I believe...gotta go look for documentation. I believe they were twisted in a testing fixture that simply held the ends at full length and rotated. No heat, just incredible torque.
     
  16. it looks all twisted! It's worthless! :D
     
  17. COS
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    I can not remember if it was last year a KKOA KS or the year before there was a guy there that was running a twisted axle like this!! Looked cool as hell on the car...

    - COS
     
  18. Bear Metal Kustoms
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    It is narrow now.. I am going to have to modify my jig to drop it for him.. They were twisted cold....I saw a picture of an axle being twisted on a very large lathe at very slow speed, high torque... Jason
     
  19. 3windowford
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    Never saw a twisted axle before...looks cool.
     
  20. LOWCAB
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    Some swap meet vendor at the Lonstar Roundup had an axle something like that. Not as many twists though. I think he had an axle dropping sevice. HAMB member I believe.
     
  21. I know everyone is going to say "It's his and he can do whatever he wants" but if it truly is one of the ones that Ford did as a demonstration of strength it seems a shame to drop it.
     
  22. careyohio
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    That is an historic piece of history.....could be worth a lot of money to the right guy....sell it or hang it on the wall.
    Just my 2 cents
    Carey
     
  23. 31whitey
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    dropping that axle is just stupid...

    You have got to be kidding...
     
  24. That would be some film to watch. There's a quest for Ryan...fine the film.
    The 1939-40 New York Worlds Fair was all about the world of tomarrow with all the major manufacturing companies displaying their latest and greatest widgets.
     
  25. Bear Metal Kustoms
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    There isn't anyway to tell if it is one of the originals or not... It was very rusty and he blasted it... I tried to tell him to leave it alone...but.... It is his axle..I might just tell him that we can't modify the jig to make it work and he will just leave it alone.. If it was mine, I would have it in all my ads and on the wall in my office... Jason
     
  26. buy it from him !!!!!!! :d
     
  27. Bruce Lancaster
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    I think an original would be identifiable...I believe they twisted many in their exhibition, and I would bet the machine was set up to twist each the same number of turns, so that it could be matched up to a Fair photograph.
    Where did the dimensions end up on the one shown??
     
  28. Bear Metal Kustoms
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    I didn't measure it yet.. I held it up to my jig and told him it wouldn't fit and that I would have to make a custom bracket for it.. He was going to finish blasting it and then bring it by.. I will get a dimension then... I would like to get it from him.. matbe I will drop his next few axles for free.... Jason.
     
  29. Fordguy78
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    I wonder if the rest of the car looked like that? It's cool though.
     
  30. InDaShop
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