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Shaving A 14 Bolt
04-02-2016, 06:04 PM
Post: #11
RE: Shaving A 14 Bolt
Finished cutting the housing, you can see how much material came off and how far the ring gear now protrudes.

   

In order for everything to work the ring gear has to be turned down to 10.05". One way to do so is with an angle grinder, I used this method to take most of the material off.

   

Another way is with a lathe, I don't have access to a metalworking lathe, so I used a brake lathe to make the final few passes. Not an ideal setup, but sometimes you make do with whatever tools are available.

   

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04-02-2016, 10:32 PM
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RE: Shaving A 14 Bolt
(04-02-2016 06:04 PM)Smithy Wrote:  Finished cutting the housing, you can see how much material came off and how far the ring gear now protrudes.



In order for everything to work the ring gear has to be turned down to 10.05". One way to do so is with an angle grinder, I used this method to take most of the material off.



Another way is with a lathe, I don't have access to a metalworking lathe, so I used a brake lathe to make the final few passes. Not an ideal setup, but sometimes you make do with whatever tools are available.

Very cool project, thanks for documenting it in such detail.

(04-02-2016 06:04 PM)Smithy Wrote:  Finished cutting the housing, you can see how much material came off and how far the ring gear now protrudes.



In order for everything to work the ring gear has to be turned down to 10.05". One way to do so is with an angle grinder, I used this method to take most of the material off.



Another way is with a lathe, I don't have access to a metalworking lathe, so I used a brake lathe to make the final few passes. Not an ideal setup, but sometimes you make do with whatever tools are available.

Very cool project, thanks for documenting it in such detail.
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04-03-2016, 02:11 PM
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RE: Shaving A 14 Bolt
Nice work Matt, very cool!
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04-03-2016, 07:43 PM
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RE: Shaving A 14 Bolt
very cool. I didn't realize you had to shave the ring gear to shave the housing like this.

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04-04-2016, 07:58 AM (This post was last modified: 04-04-2016 07:59 AM by Smithy.)
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RE: Shaving A 14 Bolt
(04-02-2016 10:32 PM)getz411 Wrote:  Very cool project, thanks for documenting it in such detail.

(04-03-2016 02:11 PM)BlueCrawler Wrote:  Nice work Matt, very cool!

(04-03-2016 07:43 PM)AlvarezMetalWorks Wrote:  very cool. I didn't realize you had to shave the ring gear to shave the housing like this.

Thanks guys!

There are a few different ways to do this, from simply grinding the fat lip off the bottom of the housing, up to what I'm doing. This is about as far as you can trim things without loosing strength. Figured since the housing apart may as well go all the way with it, every little bit helps. It should equate to going up 4" in tire size.

A 14 bolt ring gear is roughly 10.5" in diameter to start.

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