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Old 01-12-2015, 08:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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14 bolt axle link bridge

I am making a four link for my tube buggy. I was looking for opinions on types of bridge material to fabricate my link bridge out of. I have 1.75 x .250 and was thinking of using it. I was concerned that it may not have enough contact on the axle housing. I will be bracing it to the yoke as well.

I have a 14 Bolt and running a 4:1 Dana 300 behind an old I-6 258

Like this one:
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/i...AW0dSkclqD-mL9

Thoughts/experience appreciated.

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Old 01-12-2015, 09:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just keep in mind the Bridge/Truss has 2 jobs.

1 keep the axle from rotating(even a poorly built one will keep it from going side to side). So you have to look into making it either tie into the front bearing retainer/pinion support and possibly the diff cover. Or build one that is professionally welded in a structural way to take the loads.

2 keep the ends from bending up. Again you cannot accomplish this by just welding on the tubes in one location. It needs to tie everything together.


In my opinion that axle in that attached link is very poorly designed and does not accomplish anything but hold the axle from sided to side. A good load and the truss will bend on the tubes and the pinion will point up. It also does nothing to strengthen the axle housing from bending.
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I've seen 1/4 wall tube trusses tear at the tube of the truss and I've seen one tear out a chunk of the axle tube. IMO, round tubing is not the correct material to build an axle truss out of.

I'm a big fan of the artec trusses. I run one on my 60 & 14 bolt. If someone can damage a truss of theirs, I'd love to see it.
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