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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 07:30 AM

The spindles on my GTV are worn pretty bad on the lower outside. These use a snap ring to hold the tires on. Thought I would see if anyone had a suggestion on how to go about fixing them.
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Posted April 01, 2012 - 07:43 AM

If the problem is that the clip does not stay on you can use one of those things that look like a thick washer with a bolt in the side to hold it on.
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Posted April 01, 2012 - 08:10 AM

Ryan, the clip is fine, there is about 3/32" wear off the bottom just inside the clip that is the challenge. If you look where I am holding the washer you can see that wear. Maybe I can take a better pic today. The only way I can think of is to weld it up and grind back down. Then take Emory cloth and polish out. Just have to watch out for the slot the clip goes in and not fill it. Don't know if my eyes will let me do that.
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Posted April 01, 2012 - 08:37 AM

I don't think you could ever get it round by grinding it.Too bad you couldn't turn it down on a lathe,but with the shape of it,that would be impossible.
Why not cut the old worn down part cut just after the elbow, before the grease seal. Then you could make a new one,and weld it on.
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Posted April 01, 2012 - 12:29 PM

Maynard has the right idea. Or you could substitute the spindles, most GT's have 3/4" spindles, except those Deere spindles you have been looking at.

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 01:43 PM

Oh, I see the problem now. You could probably just find another set of spindles that are the same. Im sure they are interchangeable between most makes like Casey said.
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Posted April 01, 2012 - 04:15 PM

I'll check out the parts tractor, maybe they aren't as worn.
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Posted April 02, 2012 - 05:11 AM

Here's a couple more pics of the offending parts:
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I'll look this morning at the other tractor's spindles, maybe they are better. I was hoping to catch the neighbor to the building, as he has an old JD that looks like a parts tractor sitting in his yard. I wanted to see if possibly that axle would work with the 1" spindles. Would be a good upgrade for the GTV.
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Posted April 02, 2012 - 04:56 PM

I removed the spindles from the parts tractor. Not nearly as much wear, so they now reside in the GTV's front axle. All is cool!
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Posted April 02, 2012 - 05:57 PM

Glad that worked out for you. It's nice to have parts tractors around.
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Posted April 02, 2012 - 06:03 PM

what kind of bushing are in the wheels . should wear bushing before spindle
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Posted April 02, 2012 - 06:13 PM

what kind of bushing are in the wheels . should wear bushing before spindle

They are brass! Apparently ran dry in eary years. Definitely wore them suckers down. But the replacements look nearly new and I grease the daylights out of things. I may swap wheels, since I have to break them down to paint. I will use the best of the bunch!
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Posted April 02, 2012 - 07:17 PM

Always pays to have a used parts "inventory" Kenny!
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Posted April 02, 2012 - 08:07 PM

Congrats on having the parts that you needed Kenny!

I don't think you could ever get it round by grinding it.Too bad you couldn't turn it down on a lathe,but with the shape of it,that would be impossible.
Why not cut the old worn down part cut just after the elbow, before the grease seal. Then you could make a new one,and weld it on.


I just wanted to mention that I have done this in the past with a fair amount of success. The trick is to grind the welds down until they are still a bit proud of the finished surface and then use an equaling or mill file to finish the job. If you use a higher tensile strength rod like a 7018, then you'll likely not have that problem again. There is another trick that I have learned when trying to preserve the groove where the snap ring goes. Take a small piece of copper wire that will fit snugly in the slot and cut it just the right length that the ends meet and it sits in the base of the groove. When you're through with your filing, the copper wire can then be removed.
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Posted April 02, 2012 - 08:10 PM

Is there any way you could replace the bushings with bearings?
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