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fabricating zero rates

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ryan22re, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. ryan22re

    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    well, i talked to a buddy of mine last week about making some shackles, and he offered up the use of his shop ( http://www.geocities.com/~ksracecars/ksrace.html ). he says he's got all the equipment (lathe, band saw, drill press etc etc).

    so i was thinking...how hard would it be to make a set of zero rates? just some 1" stock about 6 inches long with some holes drilled in it right? bevel the edges and viola! am i leaving anything out?

    plus it will give me a chance to talk $$$ about fabbing a rollcage.

    ryan
     
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    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    more questions? how wide should they be? my guess would be as wide as the springs right?

    ryan
     
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    yes, they should be as wide as the springs. are you planning on just the lift or are you going to move the axle?
     
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    planning on the lift and moving the axle.

    ryan
     
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    To move the axle you'll need at least two holes in the zero rate. Both will have to have a countersunk flatbottom hole.
     
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    Do a search over at www.austink5.net Someone over there posted a drawing in the last month or so. :cool1:
     
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    thats where i think his mill/lathe will come in handy. any idea about how big the countersunk holes should be? my guess would be 7/16"- 1/2" or so (assuming a 1" zero rate) deep and about 3/4 inch wide.

    ryan
     
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    countersunk hole should be big enough to get a socket around the nut and deep enought so the nut is below the surface of the zero rate.
     
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    thanks man, thats just what i was looking for.

    ryan
     

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