Update 8

Got the parts together now and decided first bit of action today was to bend the pipe to get the Jalopy style smile in the tube. I started off marking out a datum line and 1″ spacing a for reference.

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Then I borrowed a hydraulic bender and away we went….

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And finally reversed the tube to soften the bend. It might look severe but one the drop ends are added I can always soften the bend some more before the kingpin bosses are welded on.

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The next step will be to cut to size for the 36″ track once I have the spindle brackets assembled to ensure everything goes where it should and I have clearance for the steering arms that I will make at a later date.

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