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Posted November 07, 2013 - 08:59 AM

Kenny,
I'd look for an old trailer axel. That may be just the ticket.

Joe

That reminded me I had an old Mopar torsion bar out back. I drug it out, measures 0.985. Now, if I can drill it! :bigrofl:

May have to heat it to temper the sucker!


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Posted November 07, 2013 - 10:01 AM

That reminded me I had an old Mopar torsion bar out back. I drug it out, measures 0.985. Now, if I can drill it! :bigrofl:

May have to heat it to temper the sucker!

 

Let me know if it doesn't work for you, I can help you out.


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Posted November 09, 2013 - 07:38 AM

Let me know if it doesn't work for you, I can help you out.

 

I am going to see if I can drill that bar today. If not, Aaron will most likely have a fire going tonight I can put it in to see if it will temper some. Let it get good and hot, then cool on it's own.

 

For the washer, I will use an 1-1/2" hole saw to cut a piece out of 1/8" plate. Then use a 1" hole saw for the inner hole. That should work okay!



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Posted November 09, 2013 - 07:47 AM

Kenny , I made one glaring error in my measurements , the large hole in the end is 1/2 diameter hole not 5/8 ...
sorry for the mistake , I hope you haven't started it yet....LOL
 
The 1/2 hole is still 5/8 from the end of the bar , again sorry for the error .
Jess


I went back and edited the original post for posterity. Thanks for taking the measurements.
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Posted November 09, 2013 - 03:00 PM

Thanks, Alan! Don't know why I didn't do that! Doh! moment I guess!

Got the bar drilled, cut, and welded the washer on. I squirted some Rust Reformer on it. Not sure if I'll do it in yellow (which I don't have) or the White (which I do have).

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Posted November 09, 2013 - 07:37 PM

Kenny nice job....... :thumbs: Looks great .

Thanks for editing my post .

I believe the pins were painted white originally .


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Posted November 09, 2013 - 08:06 PM

I was thinking that, so that's the color it will be.

I did have to heat the torsion bar to drill through it. hope to install all this soon. I'll post pics when I do!






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