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Cutting chromoly shafts to fit (d60 rear)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Big89Burban, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. Big89Burban

    Big89Burban 1/2 ton status

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    My only question is can you cut 5140 chromoly shafts with a port-a-band? Will it cut them? My friend works at a machine shop but I dont wanna wait on him cause it will take a while. I wanna wheel tomm. and there gonna be here this afternoon.:confused:
     
  2. miniwally

    miniwally 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Give it a shot. I am guessing that you got some of the extra long spline units and just need to cut to fit.

    I would think that a porta band would do okay. At least blades are not real pricey in the event that you f#!& one up.
     
  3. Big89Burban

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    yeah they come made to fit certain lengths and you have to cut them to match your stock axles.

    Think I'm gonna try. It beats grinding them down with a cut off wheel.
     
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    use a very fine tooth blade and cut real slow and use some kind of lubricant. even wax is better then nothing.
     

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