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Re: modifying the atlas axle

Postby Chug » Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:19 am

Good to see you are making progress too :mrgreen:
will the old holes in the hub get welded up or just left?
what size tube you looking for in case I come across any?
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Re: modifying the atlas axle

Postby BROWNYS V6 » Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:59 pm

cheers mate, old holes will be gone as were going to turn the hub down eventually, will need to pull the van apart to measure the inside of the rear discs(merc vito :wink: ) then we can turn them down, the tube i need is 73mm od and 58mm id with an 8mm or 10mm wall thickness and we should be able to machine it to marry the 2 together (i think) :lol:
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Re: modifying the atlas axle

Postby BROWNYS V6 » Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:47 pm

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Re: modifying the atlas axle

Postby BROWNYS V6 » Sat Feb 05, 2022 11:49 pm

so ive had a bit more machining done, halfshafts have been reduced in diameter, i decided to use a pair of 5 series bmw rear brake discs i had in stock, rather than take the van apart to get measurements of discs im already using, means we wont need to change the pcd in the discs either as they are 5x120 already :mrgreen:
ive welded some rings onto the shafts, as a spigot ring to help locate the wheel, and also it will take some stress off the wheel studs hopefully, as its a 9 1/2 x 17 rim we will be running :mrgreen: we still need to get the ends welded on the axle tube, but finding it hard to get some tube/hollow bar to get the two to marry up, and then we can get the shafts cut to length and resplined 8)
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Re: modifying the atlas axle

Postby Chug » Sun Feb 06, 2022 12:58 am

You're getting there then Paul, I did think of your tube when I went to my engineer mates recently, he had a look and but nothing that big and he says its a weird size and you will have trouble finding it and maybe insert plugs of steel like fingers all round and weld over?
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Re: modifying the atlas axle

Postby BROWNYS V6 » Sun Feb 06, 2022 8:28 pm

yes mate still chipping away at it, yeah i am struggling to find the right stuff, think im gonna end up buying a big lump of solid and getting it machined to suit, gonna be a ballache me thinks
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Re: modifying the atlas axle

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Re: modifying the atlas axle

Postby BROWNYS V6 » Mon May 23, 2022 10:47 pm

really need to get back on this and get it done, fukin square tube transit axles are made of chocolate i rekon, load of sh*t,
i got me a nice chunk of billet steel to marry the 2 bits of axle back together, jus need my engineer to get his lathe spinning :mrgreen:
more soon
just hope that shitty square tube axle holds out
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