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Front Axles: Welded vs. Formed

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Hi Neal,

It should work OK. The other place you might consider a brace is on the inside of your cut, a triangle or other shape to keep the angle from closing from upward forces at the wheel end. The side plates will help in my opinion but the top piece might be better.
let us know how it comes out.

TX Mr fixit
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LowellR Silver Member Lowell Roemke
Tempe, Arizona, USA   USA
Welded square tubing.


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Little French Silver Member Fabrice B
PUY DU LAC, Charente maritime, France   FRA
Idem, and no problem !

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Torro123 René Wesselius
Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands   NLD
Welded round tubing


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Neilwheels Silver Member Neil M
Aurora, Illinois, USA   USA
I tried to make a compound angle axle (to establish some pre-set camber) and I didn't like the results. The old axle picture shows the tinkertoy result. So I went with an established design, and it looks to be much stronger. Now I can set the camber with some flat washers and go to town with it.


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DOMIT William Smith
Fort Worth, Texas, USA   USA
Someone on here built their front axle from an old high-lift jack. Looks like a "hot rod" I-beam axle with holes. Brilliant!

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