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ridgerunner

Wore out front axle pivot

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ridgerunner
Went out to work on the wrecker part of the Big-Ten,Was going to connect the two subframes togather (just to make everyone happy)LOL And when I was under there noticed the axle pivot hole was hoged-out. So pulled front axle off and this is what I seen. 40 years of working against each other tends to ware them down a bit I reckon. Laid down a pass or two of weld, smoothed things down and put things bach togather. Put a good coat of grease on all the pivoits and contact surfaces. Should last a good long time. Now to get back to that subframe part of the day. (Paul)

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Paul, One word of caution. Depending on what wire or rods you welded that up with, it will most likely be a lot harder than before. You'll most likely see the wear go to the other parts now, instead of the pin. Joe

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First I built up the shaft with weld. then took a washer for a 1/2" bolt chucked it in the lathe and ran a 3/4" core drill through it for a gage. then ground down the shaft with a grinder, then a 80 grit flap-wheel so the washer (gage) would slide over the shaft. then finally sanded with the third grinder fitted with a scotch bright pad. The angle was in just as bad of shape. so I filled in the oblonged hole completely, ground it smooth and bored a new 3/4" hole in it. Slapped it all together with grease and called it good. PS> I did finish connecting the sub-frames together on the wrecker part of it. (so everyone can sleep easy now) LOL (Paul)

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John, its a 1952 South Bend heavy 10 (10 L). 10" swing over, 48" bed with a 1.25 through hole. 110 volt. Use it once in a while, comes in real handy in the garage. -Paul

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