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Drilling 57" center pin holes. Mutha%$^&%*&

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Corey 78K5, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. Corey 78K5

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    Drilling 57\" center pin holes. Mutha%$^&%*&

    What a beotch that was /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif Spent most of the day redrilling the center pin holes in My 57's, and I have the 5 leaf Bronco spring packs not the 3 leaf F-150's. All I can say is thank God for the Drill Doctor /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: Drilling 57\" center pin holes. Mutha%$^&%*&

    Cool.nice talking to ya the other day.you got the# if you still need it.good luck with your project,hp /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Drilling 57\" center pin holes. Mutha%$^&%*&

    Spring steel is HARD stuff! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif The local spring shop charges $5 per hole to make new holes for ya. /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
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    Re: Drilling 57\" center pin holes. Mutha%$^&%*&

    I did all 10 leafs for my 57's in an hour and a half with a 1/2" hand drill in my backyard. No drill doctor (you cheater.../forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif)

    I needed to sharpen the bit twice (5" grinder clamped in the vise was my 'drill doctor'). I kept the drill speed well below recomended rpm for the size and used a 3/16" pilot hole. Lots of lube for the bit too.

    Rene
     
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    Re: Drilling 57\" center pin holes. Mutha%$^&%*&

    I must have gotten some soft springs. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif I drilled both spring packs and I'm still using the same bit for other things, with no sharpening /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    Re: Drilling 57\" center pin holes. Mutha%$^&%*&

    Yeah My problem was cheap bits and a POS drill press that went way to fast /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif Oh well I'll soon have them in. Oh these are the 3" wide ones I was telling You about. a little fab work here and there and they'll fit /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Cool! Take some pic's and do a write up...my write up evaporated. /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif

    Rene
     
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    Cool! Take some pic's and do a write up...my write up evaporated.

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    Sure that sound cool. I'll check with the "Big Guy" on it. Oh I also have "project door cut outs" comeing in a few months as well /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Re: Drilling 57\" center pin holes. Mutha%$^&%*&

    Drilling my 57's sucked root! It took a week. I tried it with a Harbor Freight drill press, and ultimately just gave up on the damn thing. Once I got to use a shop's press, it took about 10 minutes. Just popped right thought them, same bits.
     
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    Re: Drilling 57\" center pin holes. Mutha%$^&%*&

    I tried drilling brfore...sucked!

    I didn't bother trying to change the holes when I did my front 57" setup; just let the axle run farther forward. Someday I will acualy do a writeup ... keep forgeting to grab my meashurements from the shop.

    I think it ended up being 3-7/16" farther forward, giving me about a 5" lift and a 70degree approach angle. Real happy with the way it works.

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    Re: Drilling 57\" center pin holes. Mutha%$^&%*&

    Drilling Sucks. I just put mine on backwards. Stretched the wheelbase out about 6 inches, got about 5" of lift w/ shackel reversal, and the pinion angle is perfect w/ no shims!
     

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