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Stub Axles -?repaint #655211
09/08/20 11:27 PM
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Amberley, OH, USA
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Hello all,

Having finally removed that last vicious Cotter pin, I’ve disassembled my entire front end. Fred Sisson’s design for a tool to decompress the springs worked brilliantly! My stub axles are now ready to go to the machine shop to press out/in new bushes, hone for king pins. They appear to have originally been painted. Much of it has peeled off.

Do folks strip and repaint these while they’re out? Would seem reasonable to protect against rust but they get so greasy I’m not sure how needed it would be. Plus you’d really have to clean them well, in order for paint to stick.

To those who have rebuilt front ends, what did you do in this regard? Repaint The stub axles or leave alone?

Thanks,

Nelson
‘66 Plus 4 RHD 2-seater


- Nelson

1966 Plus 4 RHD
Re: Stub Axles -?repaint [Re: NelsonG] #655216
10/08/20 03:06 AM
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Why not ? It's not as if it takes a lot of effort. A wire bush, a bit of masking tape, slap on the chassis black and Bobs your uncle


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Re: Stub Axles -?repaint [Re: NelsonG] #655217
10/08/20 03:31 AM
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Nice work! You’ve convinced me!


- Nelson

1966 Plus 4 RHD
Re: Stub Axles -?repaint [Re: NelsonG] #655232
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I clean them with solvent, media blast them clean and then use a dye penetrant testing kit to check for any cracks, then send them away for powder coating.

Might be a bit of an overkill, but sixties Plus 4 stub axles used to have a bit of a reputation for bending or cracking stub axles.

Arwyn

Re: Stub Axles -?repaint [Re: NelsonG] #655344
10/08/20 05:06 PM
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Sounds like a good idea. Like many I suppose, my shop is not yet equipped with a parts washer, or media blasting cabinet. I washed mine in a bucket, then scrubbed them best I could, and got in the corners with a little scribe-like cleaning tool. 95% of gunk is off but not all, nor the peeling paint. I could put stripper on them, then scrub again and then probably ready for paint. Am going to start with the machine shop and bushing swap and honing and go from there. I would paint after that rather than before.

Not sure I need a parts washer or one of those 30L ultrasonic cleaners. Am thinking it’ll be better for cleaning. But I probably need both because it wreaks havoc on your sink. Is a media blasting cabinet something folks use a lot?


- Nelson

1966 Plus 4 RHD

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