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Posted February 10, 2013 - 05:16 PM

Dadbugit how on earth did I miss that? I've had to ask that of myself many a time when running into something like this. 

Are you going to be able to install the pin from the front when you get the old one out? Hope this doesn't turn out to be 

a lot of extra work for you. 

Chin up and full speed ahead.  :D



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Posted February 10, 2013 - 05:54 PM

Well, that's a bit of a bummer Dan. Oh well, crap happens.

What is it? 3/4" or 1" mild steel? Could take a bit, with the cutoff

wheel, but you gotta do it. Put the safety visor on, and have at it.

 

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 06:45 PM

The pin looks to be 1" and it's a straight shot putting the pin in from the front, with plenty of room for the nut on the back side.  There is a small plate welded to the bottom of the bolt plate where the original jackshaft bolted to, so I'll have to cut this off before being able to use a cutoff wheel.  I want to try the cutoff wheel first, as the plasma torch can't cut flush to the plate, and I might get into the plate on the far side using the plasma.  But I'll do whatever it takes.   



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Posted February 11, 2013 - 04:13 PM

Stole some time this afternoon to get that axle bolt out.  Wasn't bad at all.  I could barely squeeze the plasma torch in there, but it just reached far enough.  I sliced the bolt head half it's thickness.  That allowed me to drive the bolt further in, exposing the shaft of the bolt.  Then plasma cut it right on off.  Also got the axle beam widened.  One of the 2 bushings in the center drove right out, while the other came out in pieces, but leaving 2 spots of bronze as it was fused to the steel tube.  Had to use my air die grinder with a tungsten cutter to remove the bronze.  I may take the whole axle to my neighbor & pay him to fit a high quality bushing in it for me at his machine shop.  


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Posted February 11, 2013 - 08:03 PM

Just went to my neighbors to see about the bushings....nobody home.  So I stopped by Fred's (meangreen) to see what he was up to, and told him what I was going to have our neighbor Randall do for me.  Then Fred handed me a John Deere parts package.  In it was a pair of spindle bushings he didn't need for his JF430.  I'll be danged if they are almost a ready fit to this axle!  Looks like I'll have to ream the tube just a little, then they should press right in.  They are a perfect fit to my new bolt.

 

 

Not pretty welds, but they are deep & strong.  I cut the spindle tubes from the main beam, then welded in a 1x1&3/4" vertical  to the spindle tube, then the main beam to that.  This widens the front end a bit over 3 1/2", which I needed, plus it raised the front end 1 1/2" as the axle beam was welded OE to the bottom of the spindle tubes and it's now welded to the top.  I'll have no turning clearance issues at all now.  I think before I mount all this that I will weld a brace under the pivot point to strengthen the main beam.  Not much meat left at all under the pivot tube.

 Oh, and the hole in the one added piece was already there, and I am welding that in.  The bottom of the added section will also serve as a wheel turn stop.  

 

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Here are the bushings & the new pivot bolt.  It was a 7" long grade 8 bolt which I cut down & threaded to the exact length I needed.  It sure takes a good die to cut threads into a grade 8!

 

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Thanks Fred!!!!!!!!!!   :dancingbanana: 



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Posted February 11, 2013 - 08:12 PM

Well, that wasn't so bad. We hardly broke out a sweat, getting that bolt out.

Lucky you, having a neighbour with a machine shop. What's he got for machines?



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Posted February 11, 2013 - 08:18 PM

Lucky you, having a neighbour with a machine shop. What's he got for machines?

 

Heck, I don't even know what they all do.  It's not a huge shop, maybe 40 x 60, but it's full of expensive machines, lathes, various mills, computer controlled machines, specialty grinding tables, and more.  He has several guys working for him & does parts replacement for various industrial businesses up the road 10 miles from his business.  His business is just 10 miles from here.  He lives next house past Fred's just 1/2 mile from me.  


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Posted February 11, 2013 - 08:42 PM

Sounds like a die shop, and it sounds expensive.

Glad you made out good with Fred, instead.

 

Axle looks good and strong.



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Posted February 11, 2013 - 09:14 PM

Sounds like a die shop, and it sounds expensive.

Glad you made out good with Fred, instead.

 

Axle looks good and strong.

 

 

Yes, it's a "Tool & Die" shop.  Forgot the descriptive title.

 

  I couldn't stand it....had to go out & fit the bushings.  Took just a bit too much off one, but still fit tight, just not "press fit" (rubber mallet fit) so I put Loc-Tite on it.  The other one needs to come out before I Loc-Tite it, as I need to remove just a tick more off the end of the tube.  Once I get the proper end to end fit, then I'll loc-tite that bushing & press it on in.


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Posted February 11, 2013 - 09:23 PM

Great stuff, Daniel! Fred to the rescue!



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Posted February 12, 2013 - 05:41 PM

Hogzilla is back to kicking up it's heels!  The bushings worked great & all is good & snug now.  The axle used to have front/back sway, but no more.  The more I drive it, the more I LOVE this new hydro package.  Very strong & puts the power to the ground instantly!   I just may be putting the Twin 10's plow back together.

 

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Posted February 12, 2013 - 05:46 PM

Daniel, The Hog won't even know that you put the second bottom by on. :D  Sure does stand well now, you lifted  the front a little. :thumbs:



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Posted February 12, 2013 - 05:48 PM

Awesome, Daniel! Looks great in it's Blue Bibs!



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Posted February 12, 2013 - 06:18 PM

Great. Time to start painting......................

 

Don't say you don't have time...

 

You can't leave us hanging here, waiting for time... :thumbs:



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Posted February 12, 2013 - 06:25 PM

Can't get rid of this quote box!

Daniel, The Hog won't even know that you put the second bottom by on. :D  Sure does stand well now, you lifted  the front a little. :thumbs:

 

I like the stance much better, and yes, it'll pull the twins easily now!  :thumbs: 

 

Awesome, Daniel! Looks great in it's Blue Bibs!

 

Blue bibs???   That's gray primer.  

 

Great. Time to start painting......................

 

Don't say you don't have time...

 

You can't leave us hanging here, waiting for time... :thumbs:

 

 

I still have some little things to take care of, but I may start prepping for paint soon.  It will be some time though to major painting, so don't hold your breath Will!  


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