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Old 06-18-2009, 06:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Actually a Chinese Tool Store / Homemade joint venture.

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Old 06-18-2009, 06:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I like mine.
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That's a lot nicer than my 2x4 one...
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My version.

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Old 06-18-2009, 08:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That is pretty nice. Better than mine, well these were made for moving the axle/jackstands around easier. Fits both my large and small sets of stands, 500lb total caster capacity on each.



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Old 06-18-2009, 08:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Mine is a piece of shit but it's held a bunch of diffs..
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I think you have an un-healthy obsession with harbor freight orange.

I like multi-taskers. I reciently got the cart but I hate to make it for axles only. Limited space won't allow me to do that.

One thing you may want to add is a tray below the axle for draining fluid, setting tools on, and if you drop anything it won't go hitting the concrete.

My first version...


My second version....


My third version...


Let me know if you need any help building it Brad.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I think you have an un-healthy obsession with harbor freight orange.

Hey, one of your jacks stands doesn't match.

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Old 06-19-2009, 09:58 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Hey, one of your jacks stands doesn't match.

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that is a Walmart stand, I've got a pair of the 6 ton's!
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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put a front rockwell on that stand, and roll it around the shop for a while, lets see how long it lasts...
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Yea that is a set that I got from Wallyworld many years ago. Those are the small ones that I used for cars (back when I actually had a car). They aren't made of much and the other one collapsed so this orphan is used to hold pinions up.


Sorry back to the axle stands...
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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put a front rockwell on that stand, and roll it around the shop for a while, lets see how long it lasts...
No problem. That stand is made from the finest Chinese pot metal!

I think I will see how long it hold that D44 up before I drop anything heavier on it.

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Old 06-19-2009, 01:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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They aren't made of much and the other one collapsed so this orphan is used to hold pinions up....
Paint it CTS Orange and it will last forever.

What will you take for that sorry diff cover?

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What I'm using ( it's only gotta work twice- once for the front & once for the rear ):
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:22 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Mine is actually a piece of tooling from one of the machine shops I used to work at. My boss let me have it since they were never going to use it again. It was rusty, I cleaned it up though. I widened it, made the riser extension legs with the "V" tops. I made it a spicific width to fit a 14FF housing out of my 1 ton crew cab but ofcourse it would not fit a 3/4 ton 14ff. I had to make it adjustable for different axles so I made the slider rail I can adjust anywhere. I have since welded 1" solid round bar slightly angled up on the vertical legs and have three axles on one stand. It's WAY overkill but I had to work with what I was given. I got the stand free.
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More pics. As you can see I can raise it quite high.
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Old 06-20-2009, 07:39 AM   #17 (permalink)
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More pics. As you can see I can raise it quite high.
now that is NICE. dont look overkill to me, build it once to last. you did a great job with all the adjustments.
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now that is NICE. dont look overkill to me, build it once to last. you did a great job with all the adjustments.

Thanks man, much appreciated. I forgot to mention the white spacer under the jack screw adjuster is a 1/2" thick spacer/washer of Teflon I machined so the adjustment would be butter easy and smooth. It made a HUGE difference in how easy it is to adjust. I POR15 painted it when I was done. As you can see I widened it after I had painted it. The vertical base posts were an odd ID dimention so I had to weld strips of 1/8 steel to the tubes I used then grind it to fit. They slide very smooth up and down aswell. I might still weld "V" plates on the Horizontal legs over the casters so I can fit two more axles on it. Then it will be a 5 axle stand.
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crude, but it works...


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whats the 14b drum for?

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Old 06-20-2009, 10:01 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Your shops are WAY too clean.

76 Scoutman, get that shit off the ways of your lathe! Stop abusing that poor machine by using it as a catch-all. I have a horrible reputation for filing any horizontal surface, but the ways of my lathes are sacred! I "might" put a caliper or drillbit gently across the ways if I'm doing something, but putting a five gallon bucket on the ways-no fawking way! Even empty. (rant off)
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whats the 14b drum for?



It was going to be a pedistal grinder stand. Like this one. I welded a 3/4 course thread nut to a piece of 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 angle with a 3/4 hole in it for clearence for the bolt and welded the angle inside the tube. So it's a hidden bolt setup. I welded a piece of round plate to the drum with a 3/4 hole in it and bolted the tube to the drum from inside. It looks like it's just sitting ballanced on the plate, no weld holding it in place.

The stand pictured, I did the same thing only I wanted to see the bolt heads, thought that would look kinda cool. Also I had some Orange powder coat powder, I wanted to see what it looked like, so I powder coated the round plate, I have a home powder coating kit and dedicated garage electric oven for powder coating. I matched the angle of the drum to the edge of the steel dish on a lathe, then drilled the hole pattern to bolt it up. I never have finished the top plate to bolt a grinder on. I had two grinders but sold one cause it was really old. I will get one for sharpening Carbide for lathe tool bits, then I will finish the stand....someday .
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I built one awhile back. To bad it never gets used.

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I built one awhile back. To bad it never gets used.


Cool! why does it not get used??
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It was going to be a pedistal grinder stand. Like this one. I welded a 3/4 course thread nut to a piece of 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 angle with a 3/4 hole in it for clearence for the bolt and welded the angle inside the tube. So it's a hidden bolt setup. I welded a piece of round plate to the drum with a 3/4 hole in it and bolted the tube to the drum from inside. It looks like it's just sitting ballanced on the plate, no weld holding it in place.

The stand pictured, I did the same thing only I wanted to see the bolt heads, thought that would look kinda cool. Also I had some Orange powder coat powder, I wanted to see what it looked like, so I powder coated the round plate, I have a home powder coating kit and dedicated garage electric oven for powder coating. I matched the angle of the drum to the edge of the steel dish on a lathe, then drilled the hole pattern to bolt it up. I never have finished the top plate to bolt a grinder on. I had two grinders but sold one cause it was really old. I will get one for sharpening Carbide for lathe tool bits, then I will finish the stand....someday .
I used a tire and wheel from a small import car. Seems to have enough weight and the tire absorbs any vibration.


My axle cart/stand. The frame is one I originally built for my toolbox/work surface. I bought a new toolbox and didn't need this anymore. I cut the table off and added angle so I could set jack stands on it. It worked well until I tried to run over a bolt or something and the cart stopped and the axle kept going. It bent the cart and I never fixed it.


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