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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted December 16, 2017 - 04:56 PM

Back earlier this year, I helped a member out with a spindle replacement. He sent me to old one to see if it could be fixed. I made a jig to clamp a spindle in from the one I shipped out. Today, I got the one he shipped back out. Think it's a big stretch to fix this one. It does not fit the jig and the part I hoped to save is severely worn. Plus the part that the axle sits on is worn as well! I think it has been broken before and so-so fixed!

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Posted December 16, 2017 - 05:07 PM

Get your cutting torch out and cut it where it was welded and heat the other part and tweak it to spec. Might even use a wedge where you cut to move it.


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Posted December 16, 2017 - 05:11 PM

I would have to say how bad do you need it at the moment

could be cut part way thru, angle fixed and re welded, building it up as you go

As for the wear a thin washer could fix that, small difference in height hopefully don't matter too much

 

If not needed right away looks like a good candidate for pattern to make new ones 


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Posted December 16, 2017 - 05:13 PM

Get your cutting torch out and cut it where it was welded and heat the other part and tweak it to spec. Might even use a wedge where you cut to move it.

No cutting torch and the piece the wheel spins on is worn about 0.04" at the end. So both ends need replaced. They have welded shut the area. would be real hard for me to make a new spindle with everything warped out of shape! No lathe, mill or anything to bring it back to what it should be, plus no spindle to check to!


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Posted December 16, 2017 - 05:16 PM

I would have to say how bad do you need it at the moment

could be cut part way thru, angle fixed and re welded, building it up as you go

As for the wear a thin washer could fix that, small difference in height hopefully don't matter too much

 

If not needed right away looks like a good candidate for pattern to make new ones 

Just trying to find a fix where these Fords/Jakes break the upper spindle at the roll pin. I really don't need the axle! It could be a good candidate for Chinese steel!


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Posted December 16, 2017 - 05:26 PM

Yes the do look weak at that point

Do you know what grade of steel they are made from

I'd suggest 4140 if you ever get ones made, or bent up so you can weld together yourself


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Posted December 16, 2017 - 05:32 PM

Could cut through weld with a hack saw or angle grinder with cut off blade, V out and then clamp in jig and reweld.  If it is just round stock you could get some cold rolled and drill the holes for the key and roll pin to replace the worn sections.  Just suggestions depending on how desperate you are to repair. 


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Posted December 16, 2017 - 05:33 PM

Doubt that will happen. That would make this a $100 repair. Just think this spindle is too far gone to rebuild!


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Posted December 16, 2017 - 05:38 PM

Throw it in the scrap pile, never know when you will need a small pc off it for another project

the flat bar part  is reusable somewhere on something


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Posted December 16, 2017 - 05:41 PM

Throw it in the scrap pile, never know when you will need a small pc off it for another project

the flat bar part  is reusable somewhere on something

That's where I'm at right now! Too far gone for my simple tools to fix!



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Posted December 16, 2017 - 05:52 PM

Very true, can do a fair amount with simple too but you are limited

I can imagine what you could do with a well equipped shop Kenny, seeing what you do with simple tools


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Posted December 16, 2017 - 06:17 PM

Very true, can do a fair amount with simple too but you are limited

I can imagine what you could do with a well equipped shop Kenny, seeing what you do with simple tools

I'd have to know my way around those machines!


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Posted December 16, 2017 - 06:25 PM

I'd have to know my way around those machines!

I'm kind of self taught

Get run down on machine and start using, only way to learn

Lathes at fairly simple, milling machines are a  little more difficult but not much

I do not have a mill, just  metal lathes, but have mill attachments for them.

If you were closer you be more than welcome to come tinker and we all can learn 


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Posted December 16, 2017 - 06:34 PM

I'm kind of self taught

Get run down on machine and start using, only way to learn

Lathes at fairly simple, milling machines are a  little more difficult but not much

I do not have a mill, just  metal lathes, but have mill attachments for them.

If you were closer you be more than welcome to come tinker and we all can learn 

I got some milling experience way back when! Hard part is speeds and feeds from what I remember!


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Posted December 16, 2017 - 06:50 PM

Could replace the bad part. 3/4" round bar stock and a torch to heat and bend it in a vice.

 

This should work. 3 foot of 3/4" cold rolled for $15

https://www.fastenal...nd Bar Stock"|~


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