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Finally, the axle truss is complete

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JK5, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I've beeen tickering around with a combination axle truss/anti-wrap set-up for a couple weeks now, here's what I've done.

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    It took some time to build, here's some of the pieces I had to machine. After everything was made, I jigged the pieces to a 14bff housing I had laying around.

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    Now that it's welded and ground, time for install.

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    Installed and ready for anti-wrap bar... shocks.
     
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    Man that looks good. I see alot of people doing the clamp thing, is that for any reason? Any chance of it moving?
     
  3. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Thanks

    I clamped it on, so it can be removed if I have problems with the axle.
    Plus...to remove the cover, the truss needs to be removed or rolled back.
     
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    Thats freakin sweet!:saweet: :saweet: :saweet: :saweet: :saweet: :saweet:
     
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    looks good man! all this truss stuff is going on right now is cool. man I need to get mine finished too. great job on yours.
     
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    got a pic of the front where it mounts to the pinion (i assume)?
     
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    No...I don't..I'll get some tonight.:wink1:

    rdn2blazer let's see some pics.;)
     
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    [​IMG]

    I'll be adding yoke guards also.
     
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    Tuff looking SOB ya made!!! :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
     
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    Very nice job, the clamps remind me of parts of pipe supports that were made at a metal fab shop i once estimated for. Very beefy
     
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    I was pretty lucky to find some 4"x.250" DOM tube, 1/2"th CR plate,1" DOM for free...In fact I spent $0 building this...anyone could build it.

    The hardest task was boring the 3 1/2" hole into the pinion plate that was machined on a bridgeport mill. The 2" tube was bent on a pro-tools 105 bender. A craftsman drill press and a old school chop saw, was used for cutting and drilling. The clamps were cut with the bridgeport also.
     
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    Not bad for a Engineer! Nice government job....

    I was almost in your area last week. I bought a Camaro on Ebay and picked it up in Canton and hauled it home.

    Does that blazer have any panels left on her?
     
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    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    LOL...Engineer!!!! Actually I'm in sales now...:D

    You were about 15 miles from me...you could have seen my gem in person.:p:

    This should answer some questions....

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    Sales? Well with a hobby like ours you gotta go where the money is.

    I have no more questions because "a picture is worth a thousand words."
     
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    Yah..sales..
    I saw a chance to get outta the factory...and took it.:wink1:
     

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