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How Deep To Cut ?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by KS, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. KS

    KS

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    Iam in the middle of the cut and turn for a SOA on my 72 40. Can someone tell me hod deep to cut. I cannot see a line or any difference in the cut yet and seems like I should be deep enough. Thanks
     
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    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    1/4 inch.. you should see the line where the inner and outer tubes meet once you go deep enughf... i know where you are at, just keep truckin and it will all be cool!
     
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    if you screw up i have an axle housing i might be able to part ways with.
     
  5. KS

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    Ive cut just like the picture, down the center of the old weld. I did grind the old weld off. Seems like its close to 1/4'' and I cant see A seem. I cut 3/8'' from outer edge of weld. I might not be quite deep enough. I dont want to ruin my axle. Thanks for the info.
     
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    its possible you areent far enughf away from the weld
     
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    Whack the housing with a BFH several times, and the crack will magically appear.
     
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    [quote author=Eskimo link=board=1;threadid=12511;start=msg115021#msg115021 date=1078424585]
    Whack the housing with a BFH several times, and the crack will magically appear.
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    I had an exgirlfriend like that! :slap:
     
  9. KS

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    Thanks for the input guys. I finished my cut and turn today. Wanting for the knuckle rebuild kit so I can put on disc brakes. Thanks,Kevin