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What would you do with a 32 axle and bones? This is what I did

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by donut29, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. donut29
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    Between layout drilling welding and grinding it took me 10 hours to do this. I want to thank Jeff (gmgrunt) for making the sleeves for me.

    I have been thinking about drilling 3 more hole between the perch bolt hole and the king pin. What do you guy's think about doing that?
     

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  2. model-a-fan
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    AWESOME. I wish I had the balls to do that to mine!
     

  3. Not if you are going to drive it.
     
  4. Nice! I think this has come up a few times, and the general consensus is no, don't drill past the perch. I didn't on mine.
     

  5. KUZTOM
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    Done my bones the same ,Its a bit of work ,but worth it.
    With ya Axle, I would leave it as you have done ;)

    Looks good...........
     
  6. Royalshifter
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  7. lowsquire
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    Done.
    dont drill any more holes.
    would be a bit too tryhard..unless it was under a real early sixties nose-up drag car.
     
  8. donut29
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    Thats not a bad idea never thought about that. I am going to peek the top I just have to find the mag that Gene showed how to do it Any one know what mag that was? Think it was a R/C?
     
  9. studematt
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    Leave as is. Don't fill the ends.
     
  10. solid
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    I think they look real cool the way they are.
     
  11. The37Kid
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    Nice work, looks great as is. Did you weigh the bones when you started, are they heavier or lighter now?:rolleyes::)
     
  12. Looks great!

    Tell us more about the specifics: What kind/size/grit grinding wheel? Hole sizes? Drill speed? Anything you wish you'd done differently?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  13. 39 Ford
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    Look great leave well enough alone, quit while your ahead. I have screwed lots of things by not knowing when to quit.
     
  14. VAPHEAD
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    You can't drive around on that.
    How about a Mustang2 front end?





    :)
     
  15. 49ratfink
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    I thought they only filled the ends on dropped axles to hide the stretch marks?
     
  16. Sphynx
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    With a little bit of work I think you could save it but thats alot of holes to fill I will trade you a 40 axle so you want have so much work , nah just pulling your chain looks great .:D
     
  17. blitz
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    i think its was Hot Rod Deluxe or Rod & Kulture, maybe. im sure i have the issue it would just take a while to find it.
     
  18. Zombie Hot Rod
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    Ya done good...

    Just do me one favor, DON'T DROP IT...
     
  19. donut29
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    You know what your right what was I thinking Ill call you tomorrow and order one of your all billet IFS:D:D



    Backing plates are going to get drilled full of holes to:) Any idea when they will go out?
     
  20. FiddyFour
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    leave the ends... fill em if you drop the axle but leave it as is untill you do, but unless you want a show only piece dont drill em


    bitchin look man. nice work
     
  21. Kevin Lee
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    Not true. I've seen old photos of undropped axles filled and at least one completely filled end to end.
     
  22. Deadbird
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    Looks good as is.
     
  23. drflex
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    i'll take it!!!

    edit: sorry not the classifieds
     
  24. Pewsplace
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    Nice work. Don't do anymore drilling. I have a MII I cut off mine. I will trade you even up maybe even give you a buck or two. Lots of work but it looks super.
     
  25. Just Jones
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    Yep - X2. Don't change a thing, they look bitchen.
     
  26. donut29
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    Axle 1-1/8 drilled on 1.777 centers that leaves 5/8 between holes

    Bones Used three size hole saws 1-1/2,1-1/4,1 250 rpm that's the slowest my drill press goes

    grinding I used a 4in 50grit flap wheel and a DA with 80grit


    Now after I got the input I wanted about drilling more holes I'm done and there is nothing I would do different

    I'm still going to peek it just need to find that tech article on how to do it

    Is this want you wanted to know:D


    Tom
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2009
  27. PoPo
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    that looks bitchin!! sweet job man.
     
  28. that was my thoughts as well. But, that doesn't mean you couldn't fill the ends on a undropped axle. IMHO it just originated because when you drop it, they stretch, so then you fill it to make it look pretty.
     
  29. Warpspeed
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    If this is a show queen, never to be driven, just polished and pushed around by hand, and trailered everywhere, then go for it.

    If you plan to put in some serious road miles, and have some fun on the street, rather you than me my friend.
     

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