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stephen, custom machined spacer?

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by jekbrown, Feb 6, 2002.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    hey stephen, I am trying to mate a 700R4 to a np205 (along with its factory TH350 adapter). Someone told me that you have made spacers for this kinda thing in the past, I have never heard you mention anything about it...and that kinda thing isn't listed on your site...can you make me a spacer and if so, what kinda $$$ I am looking at for the machining??

    as always, thanks in advance!

    J


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    Yeah, I would be interested in this as well :) The plus side I see to this, is that if the R4 goes down, then we can just swap in any other R4 in, by just using the spacer. As oppose to having to put in the "short" shaft everytime. Just a thought. Only neg. side is it shortens the rear Dshaft. But that shouldn't be something a good CV shaft can't handle. :) I remember a while back some member was making em, but can't really recall. Longggg time ago. Anyhow, let us know :)
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    We have built a couple but to be honest, we have enough guys waiting on Doubler kits right now that we have no business taking on any extra projects till we're caught up a bit. It's not a bad idea, only drawbacks are the length and the fact that it's one more part overall and generally the fewer parts the better in just about anything.

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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    total bummer, dang rich people and their doublers!!!!! =p

    guess its back to the drawing board, =/

    J


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    have you tried talking to any local machine shops? The spacer is not exactly a very complicated piece, im sure a local guy could fab one up out of auluminum or something.....

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  6. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    yeah, i have...to get one made super cheap, one of my buddies needs an AutoCAD drawing of the spacer. I am an architecture student, so drawing on autocad is np....the problem is that I am *not* an automotive engineer. =( at any rate, if the shop designs the thing themselves it would work great...but it would also cost me a bunch of $$$$$$. Tell ya one thing for sure, if I do make a sweet design and get it machined cheap and it works great...I might just have a bunch of them made and sell 'em on here and pirate4x4.com. I could use some more $$$ for school anyway! ;)

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