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bdog
July 18th, 2007, 01:04 PM
I thought a seal was bad in my ram assist.

I made a spanner wrench to take it apart:

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u171/yellowspeedracer/IMG_1623.jpg

The seals were fine but the shaft wasn't. I must've bumped a rock with it:

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u171/yellowspeedracer/IMG_1625.jpg

So I made a new one of those too. I was a little concerned that I didn't have enough material to polish it but it doesn't leak so I think I'm ok:

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u171/yellowspeedracer/IMG_1626.jpg


All fixed. Woot!

Dave_L
July 18th, 2007, 01:06 PM
Hooray!

flashover
July 18th, 2007, 02:22 PM
Very nice.

Trango
July 18th, 2007, 02:25 PM
It must be the windex helping you do such clean work. ;)

willyb
July 18th, 2007, 03:30 PM
Nice work!

guapotaco
July 18th, 2007, 03:43 PM
sweet, you must have a real nice shop to be making this stuff

bdog
July 19th, 2007, 08:40 AM
Thanks guys.

My boss is nice enough to let me use the machines at work for my own stuff. We have a 2-axis CNC mill and a CNC lathe that I used to make those.

GPP33
July 20th, 2007, 11:13 PM
What did you make it out of? They are usually hardened steel with a hard chrome plating. Not that other options won't work, just wondering.

bdog
July 21st, 2007, 12:25 AM
Just 1018 CR, it's all I had. I figured if I bent this one then I would spend a little more on the material and heat treating next time.

I might just try not to bump rocks with it though. ;)

Conrad
July 21st, 2007, 12:11 PM
Awesome job man!