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Will Open Side Lgt Front Axle Fit Closed Side Lgts?

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#16 Utah Smitty OFFLINE  

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Posted January 04, 2013 - 10:46 PM

With enough money and work anything will fit. :poke:

LOL!!!

 

Yeah, I hear you.  I worked as an equipment specialist for the Army, and used to evaluate "projects" for our machine shops... we'd get a few hairbrained ones at times... I'd always tell them I could float a battleship in the Great Salt Lake it I was given enough money and time...

 

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Posted January 04, 2013 - 10:51 PM

I have adapted a open side axle to a closed side tractor, now, one note, is that there is no bushing for the pin to wear against, as the open side tractor has their bushings in the main axle mounting tabs, and the closed side tractor has the bushing in the axle. as for the steering, I just flipped over the steering draglink on the left spindle and re-keyed it to work with the closed side linkage.

 

Thanks!!

 

I want to use the close sided tractor for a FEL--I have two open sides LGTS as donor machines, etc.  So, how did you deal with the bushing in the axle versus the bushing in the mounts?

 

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Posted January 05, 2013 - 08:51 AM

nothing just install a grease zerk where the grub came out. make sure you change the spindles is all.You need to keep them with their generation frames.
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