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fabricating zero rates and shackles.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ryan22re, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. ryan22re

    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    went to the shop and made some zero rates and shackles tonight. took about an hour and a half.

    not bad for less than $50.

    ryan

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    Stomper ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ GMOTM Winner

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    You look very young to be typing and using such big machines. Let alone driving :wink1:
     
  3. ryan22re

    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    :haha: :haha: :haha:

    ryan
     
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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    your gonna radius those shackle ends, right?!, cleans u'm up so they look finished.......details man details. :D
     
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    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    yeah, gonna radius those ends. didnt get around to it last night, kept the guys at the shop 2 hours after work.

    ryan
     
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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    those look really long, how long did you make hole to hole dimension? is that cold rolled steel and how thick?, 3/8 is what most make it out of. i made my first set along time ago out of 1/2 thick cold rolled, realized.....yea, thats a bit over kill. i use 3/8.
     
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    7.25" bolt hole to bolt hole. used 3/8" by 2" 1018 cold roll.

    i just couldnt see paying $75 for shackles and bolts.

    ryan
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Looking good!
     
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    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    the hardest part was end milling the zero rates. i got a 12" by 1" by 3", and had to be cut down on one side to about 2 1/2" wide.

    im really pleased with the results.

    ryan
     
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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    sometimes its cheaper and less trouble to just buy a product, but theres nothing like the satisfaction of doing it your self, nice job on your parts.
     
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    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    Nice! Makin' stuff out of metal RULES!
     

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