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Old 11-09-2019, 09:36 AM   #1
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Does anyone know were I can find aliment rods/cones to see if my 32 axle is bent ? Tried looking for wood dowling but cannot find correct size
One side of my wishbone lines up but the other is off ?
Really puts damper/hold on the build
Spent a fairly large $$$$ amount to get this far

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Old 11-09-2019, 09:54 AM   #2
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Default Re: 32 axle bent twist ?

here's mine, made from 1/2" water pipe trimmed down in my lathe. how far off is it? if you can twist it enough to get the pins in, then check with similar pipes thru the king pin boss.
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:56 AM   #3
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Unfortunately I have no one around with a lathe
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:07 AM   #4
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thats impossible, lathes are everywhere. how about wooden dowels with tape to shim up to size.
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:29 AM   #5
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thats impossible, lathes are everywhere. how about wooden dowels with tape to shim up to size.

The nearest place that would have one is over 2 hours away , I could use tape just didnít know if that would be accurate enough. Im very new to this still GREEN
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:32 AM   #6
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Default Re: 32 axle bent twist ?

If it were me, I would use say 3/8 metal rods and 4 round tapered spool pieces to center the rods in the king pin holes. You could make the wood tapered pieces with a drill press and have them a tight fit on the rods.
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:41 AM   #7
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It was just messaged to me that also could be twisted wishbone ?
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:41 AM   #8
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Not sure how I post pictures. Can I send them to someone? Thanks

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Old 11-09-2019, 10:53 AM   #9
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If it were me, I would use say 3/8 metal rods and 4 round tapered spool pieces to center the rods in the king pin holes. You could make the wood tapered pieces with a drill press and have them a tight fit on the rods.
I will try this, I just need to source cones. Maybe nuts tapered on bench grinder
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:55 AM   #10
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if the axle wont lay flat on a table, its most likely not the wishbone. the deuces idea of tapered cones is good as you could use it on both king pin and perch pin holes
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:58 AM   #11
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bench grinder not very accurate unless you are very good at it. how about lug nuts re tapped for coarse thread?
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:18 PM   #12
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bench grinder not very accurate unless you are very good at it. how about lug nuts re tapped for coarse thread?
Well thatís way better idea. Thanks
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:18 PM   #13
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It’s not that it doesn’t lay flat there is a tiny wobble and thought this is why the one right side of the wishbone is not lining up ? Trying to upload photos to show everyone what Im saying. But won’t let me

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Old 11-09-2019, 01:25 PM   #14
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I was working on a 32 axle and needed to make jig. I was surprized when the welded to the jig rods would slip off the perch boss and the spindle boss. The holes are parallel!!!
I have no farther use for the jig and would send the rods to you for cost. They are not very long so I need to think this thru.
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:53 PM   #15
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Real simple. If you can, flip it over on it’s back. If bent, it will not stand up on its own. If it falls over, you’ll be able to tell which end is bent or twisted.
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Old 11-09-2019, 03:20 PM   #16
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Old 11-09-2019, 03:28 PM   #18
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It’s not that it doesn’t lay flat there is a tiny wobble and thought this is why the one right side of the wishbone is not lining up ? Trying to upload photos to show everyone what Im saying. But won’t let me
Photo posting problems are almost always file size. Assuming a .jpg file, the size limit is just under 586 kb. You need to reduce the photo sizes, most camera photos are in the Mb range.
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Old 11-09-2019, 05:32 PM   #19
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I had an issue recently with the '32 wishbone on a chassis that Zach Suhr did for me. It was really odd. No visible damage, yet it was out of square. The ball lined up to the divot in the K, yet was about an 1" to the side. Obviously, it was bent, but it wasn't obvious to the eye until it was going to be mounted.

If your wishbone is mounted to the K, I would undo it, mount everything else and see where the ball section of the wishbone falls. It may help you narrow down what is going on.

I'll admit I haven't read every post on this thread, but have you confirmed its the axle that's the problem?
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:28 PM   #20
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Ok guys thanks for sticking with me
Now I’m Borrowing a friends axle, while I figure out shipping mine to get straighted , Now I’m not sure what to say.
There is a gap on bottom , and top of the left side
And a gap on bottom of the right side ???? As a result the bottom perch pin castle nut is not centering ??? I’m guessing this is also an issue.


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