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Technical Just dropped my first axle, Stoked with the outcome!!

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by nailhead29A, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. Been looking at threads regarding dropped axles for ages now, and decided its finally time I took the bull by the horns and tried it out myself. Im building a 28 Tudor and had a Magnum axle which I was going to run, but considering the issues with those axles of late and the fact that the dropped Ford ones just look drop dead gorgeous it was a pretty easy decision to shelve the Magnum and drop an A axle.
    I whacked a jig up over a couple of nights at the shed after looking at various ones built here on the HAMB. I made it with bolt on stops which give a drop of 2 1/2 inches but you can bolt on spacers to decrease the drop.
    Got me a $30 A axle at the Mcleans Island swap meet, got the big old heating tip out and went at it. Ive gotta say that im pretty bloody happy with the outcome and I couldn't really believe how easy it actually was.
    Just dropped another for a rodder up Temuka way this arvo as well, im now hooked haha, anyone down this way want an axle dropped call me cause im addicted!!!

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  2. brokenspoke
    Joined: Jul 26, 2005
    Posts: 2,953


    I really like your jig......sweet
  3. slobroy
    Joined: Jun 22, 2009
    Posts: 360


    Nice job!!!
  4. Sweet work my friend!

  5. Noland
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,236


    looks good, nice jig.
  6. cederholm
    Joined: May 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,628


  7. aonemarine
    Joined: Nov 2, 2013
    Posts: 500

    from Delaware

    Why couldnt you be more local!! Nice job!
  8. ago
    Joined: Oct 12, 2005
    Posts: 2,199

    from pgh. pa.

    Are you just using acetylene?

  9. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 9,039


    Very cool. I thought you would have to drop both sides at the same time. So only one side gets dropped at a time?
  10. Dirty2
    Joined: Jun 13, 2004
    Posts: 8,903


    Show us some more picts of you jig !
  11. Yes I agree more info on the jig like degrees, angles, measurements and such. Looks like a sweet jig.
  12. Excellent work,and great design with the jig. HRP
  13. F-6Garagerat
    Joined: Apr 12, 2008
    Posts: 2,652


    I've always wondered how you get the bend area hot evenly. Rosebud tip I guess.
  14. F-6Garagerat
    Joined: Apr 12, 2008
    Posts: 2,652


    I've always wondered how you get the bend area hot evenly. Rosebud tip and acetalyne I guess?
  15. 53 COE
    Joined: Oct 8, 2011
    Posts: 688

    53 COE
    from PNW

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  16. chromeazone
    Joined: Apr 23, 2009
    Posts: 231


    Nice ambitious project! Now that's Hot Rodding!
  17. gordspeed
    Joined: Jul 9, 2013
    Posts: 223

    from Oregon

    Looks nice, love the jig! Helping others is even cooler!! :)
  18. metalix_421
    Joined: Mar 24, 2010
    Posts: 890


    That looks really good!! Nice work

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  19. No im using LPG (natural gas) and Oxy, its alot cheaper than acetylene.

    Thanks for the comments as well guys, I will try to get up to the workshop this arvo and take a couple more photos of the jig.
  20. Nice work on the Jig and those axles look great !
    Have you spoken with a certifier about these yet ? I'm just curious what hoops you have to jump through here is all .

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  24. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 11,849

    from Missouri

    Great job man. Good to see you pull the trigger and just do it.
  25. I've watched Nostalgia Sid drop axles in his shop many times. Way cool thing to see!
    He bent the steering arms and headlight bracket for our roadster too.
    A real art...
  26. ff1930
    Joined: Jun 8, 2008
    Posts: 96

    from lapeer

    Now that is kick ass I like what you have done nice work

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  27. Now that is kick ass cool...Old school way of doing it your self.
  28. Nice job!

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  29. adam401
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 2,845


    hot rodding is supposed to be about applying your own talent and hard work. Good for you, looks awesome
  30. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,229


    Good work, and like the others, I would like to see more about how your jig works.

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