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machining a 1410 14FF yoke pics (update pics 2/18)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rdn2blazer, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. rdn2blazer

    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    here is my latest project i am machining. i am going to copy the 14FF Spicer yoke i just got from HAD. there is nothing wrong with the one i got from HAD, i just want to make a better one. im making it out of 4340 cromoly alloy steel. 4340 is very near 300M steel in strength. then i will heat treat it. we can heat treat it here at our shop. im going to changes its design to improve it a bit. also it will have a similer anguler geometric shape as the shackle mount some of you have seen. i will post pics when im done. this wont cost me a dime to machine other then my time.

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  2. Seventy4Blazer

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    hmm... EXPENSIVE part though.... and i think it would be more problems than worth as to the fact that it wont break NEAR as easily as a HAD one... that means your pinion or something else inside or your DS... you get the picture. its no longer your weak link. id rather have a yolk go than a pinion...
    Grant
     
  3. MNorby

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    I like your style... Just build yourself. Good luck, can't wait to see more.
     
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    Next week he'll be building his own pinion and ring gear, so don't worry about it:haha::haha:

    I dig that you are doing your own parts:waytogo: I figure you're just doing it because you can and not trying to re invent the wheel. Can't wait to see what's next!
     
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    Awesome man. I'm just waiting for the day you machine a complete K5 out of a chunk of Ti or chro-mo. :D
     
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    Oh yeah, when you're done with the spicer yoke, I'll buy it from ya!
     
  7. rdn2blazer

    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    the weak link will probably end up being the U joint. it should break before the pinion or ring gear. the drive shaft im having done by HAD when im ready. that should be stout to. i just dont want my yoke to get damaged if a U joint breaks, odds are mine wont get damaged where as the spicer one might take a beating.
     
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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    what can i say fella's im a sick individual, cant leave ANYTHING alone. my brain just starts to thinkin. makes it hard to sleep at night some times. :D
    thanks for the props too.
     
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    don't tempt me. :D
     
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    What are you going to cut the internal splines with? EDM? Grind a broach? Shaper?
     
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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    my buddy can get it EDM'ed for me free. :D
     
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    I don't know how you do it, I look at mills and grinders 58 hours a week and when the days over I can't make myself work on Blazer parts! I have made a lot of cool stuff for my buddys rides but not much for mine.

    My next big project's going to be front knuckles with integrated brake brackets for Superduty calipers.

    It is cool to see someone with creative ideas though.

    Jeff
     
  13. rdn2blazer

    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    i go in at 4:30 to 5 am every morning and i work on my stuff then at 6 i clock in and go to work. then at the end of a ten hour day i clock out and stay late for just a few miniutes to an hour to continue what i was working on. i dont stay late everyday cause i do have alot of other stuff to do to, but i do go in early every day. thats the only way this stuff gets made. it is hell some times.
     
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    Whats the chance of you saving some info on the wire cut operation for those yokes?

    I had a 1410 yoke with billet caps idea that you rekindled but getting one of our EDM machines free for that 6 hour cut could be tough. :rolleyes:

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    do you mean the program to cut the splines? if so i will have to look into it. it will be a week on two to finish it with only an hour here and there. but when im at that point i can see what i can do. if thats not the info your want get back to me.
     
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    If you can machine parts like this we have to talk.
     
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    yeah hurry up and get some pictures up, i cant wait any longer. keep up the good work.
     
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    here are a few new ones. I just have so many machining projects going that its taking me a while to finish each one. I work on each one a little bit at a time. its get'n there.

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    looks good!!
     
  20. Seventy4Blazer

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    true billet even down to the caps... awesome.
    Grant
     

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