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Old 09-07-2015, 08:47 PM
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Okay, this is just info at this point. I made the trek up to see vinageT (Dave) this morning to purchase some stuff for an up coming project. Nice, beautiful holiday drive into Wisconsin.
We made a deal on the parts and this is what I came home with.

Thanks Dave, good to see you again.
I have the Ford Ranger artillery wheels for it and will look for an Explorer rear axle, that should give me a rolling chassis less shock absorbers.

Now to get the '46 Dodge sold. The AD-kota is running fine so no need for 2 trucks.
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:50 PM
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A good days work and fun and visiting included
Will be waiting to see what happens
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Old 09-07-2015, 11:05 PM
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Good for you Todd. What body are you planning for it?
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Old 09-07-2015, 11:14 PM
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Looks like some good parts
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Old 09-08-2015, 07:26 PM
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Good for you Todd. What body are you planning for it?
I really prefer the '26/'27 body style, roadster/coupe/sedan/pickup. Hoping to find some Henry steel.My buddy gave me a plated T shell tonight that needs some massaging.
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Old 09-08-2015, 10:15 PM
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Thought the axle felt a little heavy and had a high drag coefficient. Here is how to solve those issues.

I decided on 22 1" holes 1 1/2" on center. First step is putting wide masking tape in the rib. Second is making a little tag board template from the side of a cereal box. There are marks on the tape to line up the template to.


Next I took a small transfer punch and hit the centers through the template. Then went back and used a larger punch once more (without the template).


Now the no turning back moment. A #5 center drill to start.


Then I switched to a 17/32" drill for a pilot hole.


Getting closer, a 15/16" hole saw with a 1/4" smooth rod (instead of a drill bit) gave me a 1" hole. Go figure.


Look at all those little plugs. You can see the smooth rod in the hole saw, this helps keeps it steady in the pilot hole.


Hot off the drill press. It was rather warm but cutting oil stopped it from overheating.


Tape off, holes touched up with a flap wheel and round file. Looks racy!
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Old 09-08-2015, 10:55 PM
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Pretty dang kool
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Old 09-09-2015, 05:13 AM
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Very nice job, can this be done to pretty much any straight axle? Newbie here?
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:08 AM
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:12 AM
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axle looks good Todd, and that drill press does a good job to run on
a 9 volt battery.....hehe
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