ok i see that now. i like it! mind if i poach your idea?
why??? .. cuz stock sucks!
1972 chevy shorty low rider
1986 chevy 1 ton 4x4 crew cab
(cummins, nv4500,205 )
ok i really like your design but its not exactly the look im going for. i have a chevy axle i want to use and i want to put hair pins on it. my question is could i cut a peice of 1/4 plat to fit into the i beam and weld the bracket on. im think someone said the axles wear forged steel, i have never welded forged before and dont really know the characteristics. i have welded cast and had good luck with it. but it has to be done right. is forged the same way?
If you can weld cast with no probs, then you'll find it a breeze to weld to these axles or any other that is forged steel. I've never had a welded bracket break off or any other weld failure on them or other forged steel parts. Common sense is the rule here, good welding suface prep, proper heat for good penetration and a steady hand. When welding any brackets on, the larger the contact area, the better, as there are a lot of twisting forces applied to a front axle during suspension movement and braking.
ok, thanks i think thats the way im going to go then. and i will probably triple pass all the way around the brackets and grind them smooth. then i wont have to worry about them.
Old thread, but does anyone have the pictures of the axle that the OP had posted?