Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Patrick, Oct 30, 2014.
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My Dad has been working on a front axle for the flatty (he likes to work on these, and he needs things to keep him busy).
Just another D25, but he did the spindle stud conversion, and it'll get Spicer joints, and 10" brakes.
looks great so far
It's farther along than in these pics. He had to make all the welded on brake line brackets the flatty uses (this axle is out of a early 60's CJ5) and that's all done. It should be done in the next week or so. He works slowly, but he is meticulous.
In all the years I've never put the studs in on the 25 or 27s. I may try that if I keep the one in the Blue '49.
We've done studs on every d25 and 27 he or I have done. My flatty certainly doesn't need it, but it was a fun little project for my Dad.
I can't wait to get the stud conversion going on my 27. Do you just remove enough material for the cap screw to sit flat, right? Not really a specified depth? I got the counter bore bit and the 5/16 pilot (so not to damage the existing threads).
You knock this stuff out of the park. Great work.
Correct. We used an 11/32 pilot, turned it down so it *just* fit. Then used the pilot in the counter bore cutter to align each hole, then clamped the knuckle housing down, and removed the pilot to do the cut. Figured there would be less chance of damaging the threads without the pilot.
Interesting. I got a 11/32 pilot in addition to the 5/16 thinking it just might fit. It is too big. I had not considered having it turned down for an exact fit. Good idea. What size counter bore did you use? Doesn't look like you had to turn down the bolt heads at all, as I have seen some do. Unless I just can't see it.
The bolt heads were turned down a bit. The counterbore is 5/8"
The two opposing holes, at 9 and 3 o'clock, were cut slightly deeper than the rest; the bolts that hit the "ball" when turned to full lock...
Thank for the affirmation. I'm on the right track then. I bought a 5/8 counter bore. Was thinking of going a tad bigger but everything I read suggested the 5/8. Hope mine look that good when done.
Hopefully we'll finish it up this weekend....Can't wait to get the flatty back on the road, it's been down for 4 days!
Already sitting on the springs. I'll finish the install tomorrow.
Wow, that looks really good!
Almost a shame to put it under the Jeep!
It's already under it..
Your progress never ceases to amaze!
I really like your axle holding fixture for the engine stand... any details on it?
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