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This job was a 3 point hitch off a potato tractor. They'd used it for 30 years. The end broke off and they needed a new one. 

 

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After trying to figure out how the thing came apart and losing my shit I broke it loose and was able to unscrew it.

 

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Those are threads

 

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I cleaned em up to get a thread count and size

 

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I made a new shaft

 

 

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and a coupler 

 

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Got it all back together and the old guy that brought it to me couldn't believe the link was adjustable. He went home put it on came back and gave us a bunch of potatoes as a tip.  He was super excited he could adjust the height of the hitch with the link rather than unhooking it and adjusting the link to a different hole.  Crazy 30 years who new.



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This job was offroad related. A customer New Zealand. Rad little machine. Anyway he had us custom make some 4130 weldable uniballs for the front of his rig

 

 

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only picture I got of the project

 

 



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This one was a simply our large rod ends being shipped to England overnight so they could be ready to race through africa the following week.

 

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Made a couple steering links for this rigs rear quad steer axle. Guess it's a project build going to jeep safari. Wasn't sure if I could do it in time but we managed

 

 

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These guys

 

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Not really a big feat. All I had to do was match a thread. Still starting with raw material in the morning and packaging a steering component in the afternoon still blows my mind. I even heat treated the pins. I had the nitrated races luckily and Erin coated the bodies.



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This was a quick easy one. A ford f-350 trac bar was clunking back and forth. Normally it's because it isn't torqued enough. How ever the slop in the hole was pretty bad on this one.

 

 

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Made a quick sleeve

 

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Stuck it in and he was good to go no more clunking. If I remember right it was a drop in as he was passing by.

 



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This job made me want to puke. I don't have finish pictures just the pictures of the damage and then the process of fixing it.

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I can't show it unfortunately because the rear knuckle of the warthog is stretched like this and needs to be fixed.

 

 

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I wonder if theres a DIY weld on tab they can use to fix it?

 

 

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I can tell you measuring the caster camber placement is a complete bitch  and it takes at least an 8 hour day to fix properly . This one turned out great and has been in use for the last 4 years with heavy use and no bearing or seal failure.



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This job new cables from the control levers to the control bank were ordered and a new lever. Nothing fit and the cables were too long so I had to make adapters.

 

 

This was the part I made

 

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It was one of those times you order the right part but the manufacturer changed it and you order the cables and the company custom making them does it wrong but wants to charge you for new ones made the length you asked for.



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sweet found more pictures of Bogies Knee fix

 

 

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this was more than I was expecting to do. Removing the wheels on a seed drill packing axle. The bearings wear out and need to be changed once in a while. A customer dropped a set of wheels off and asked if I thought I could get them off. I figured no problem. How ever as it turns out they are next to impossible to get off. Before anyone told me this I spent the better part of a week making this puller that pulls the wheels off the rusted out shafts.

 

 

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For a short period of time I thought there was something wrong with me and there must be a reason I couldn't get them apart.

 

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Now we use this thing every spring.

 

 

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Whoever designed packer shafts/bearing designs needs to be taken to the woodshed & shot, several times, in the face.  They all suck, from those flexicoil setups all the way to the old style hoe drill packers.


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no shit. Most frustrating thing I've ever had to do.



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This was fun I had to change the origonal design of an automated roller system so that the sprockets could be un bolted and changed out when they wore out instead of buying a new one or cutting and welding.

 

 

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The hard past and something I didn't think about was with as many parts as I had they all had to run true. No wobbling so the hard part was grabbing these stupid gears and spining the i.d. true for the bearing.

 

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for my shop this was a "big chunk of fudge"  older people will probably only get that.

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All in all it worked out pretty good. There were 40. I quoted the job 1 week before christmas got it a few days before and they wanted it before new years.



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Only picture I got from the D70 spindles Clay built for my buggy. Family is away this weekend so I plan to finish up the diff and get it back in this weekend. Hoping to race at the www.pnwoffroad.com race on April 30 in Straddleline, WA.  

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with any luck sweat fitting them to a  press fit  into the 1018 slugs then welding them to the slugs and welding the slugs to the housing holds up. You shouldn't bend those. The yield is 128 000 psi. compared to  60 000 ish. and the neck is thicker by about .060 each side giving us almost .120 over all. so we added about .369 square inches in the thinnest cross section. Tensile wise thats about 50 000 pounds of added strength over it just being thicker if it was thinner and 4140. out of the same material it the extra thickness would add 21 000 pounds to the ultimate tensile. The yeilding point is harder to figure out because of the surface of the tube adding resistance to it bending. However it's all retaliative.






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