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Ground too much?

I just ground my first spring perch off!! Yippee!!! Anyway... It took about an hour and a half to do. I don't know if I used the right technique or not? When I hammered it off, I noticed it looked like I grinded a bit too deep. I'm not sure if it's from the welds or not? Maybe a 1/16 of inch below the rest. Any biggie? It was freakin hard to grind this thing off!!! Maybe I was using the wrong disc or something? Any tips??

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Re: Grinded too much?

I doubt if you ground (not grinded) too much. When the perches were welded on the weld penetrated the axle tube. Once you knocked them off a small portion of this welded area came free from the tubes. Just weld them up a little at a time to avoid warping the tubes and grind them smooth with an angle grinder. It is a common thing to happen. What type of cutting wheel are you using to remove the perches. An hour and a half sounds a little excessive. Hopefully you are using a cutoff wheel and not a grinding disc.

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Re: Grinded too much?

Thanks for the english correction. I can't believe my slip-up. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/blush.gif[/img] I'll remember later. Ground, not grinded. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] Hey, I even went back and corrected my mistakes. Point out any others, ok? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] As for what wheel I'm using. I just used the wheel that came with my grinder. That's what Dirt Dog said to use. So if it's the wrong one, blame him. He's a punk anyway. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] J/K. I'll goto Gomer Depot tomorrow and check for a cutoff wheel. Thanks for you help! So you don't think I did any damage? I hope not. I've already got $1600 into those damn things!!! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Hehehe...

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Re: Grinded too much?

you should be fine with those wheels.. i use them all the time.. and what you want to do is grind into the perch more than the axle.. try to keep it almost parrallel with the tube.. and go into the perch.. shouldnt take more than 5 -10 minutes with a grinder.. then beat it with a chisel.. the weld area along the perch.. it should crack.. i then beat them off.. other side usually breaks off..

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Re: Grinded too much?

Yep, jeepgod is right. Grind more into the perch not the housing. You can replace the perch or fill it in when you weld it back on.I'd use an angle head grinder to cut them off and a disc sander to clean up the housing.

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Re: Ground too much?

Heck yes you can blame me. Thats the right wheel. You just don't want to use a sanding disc. That was quite a bit of time though. You didn't happen to be using a dremel tool for this were you?[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]


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Re: Ground too much?

A standard 3" cut off wheel with a high speed side cutting tool will rip right through those babies. I tried to use a torch to get the perches off of my 8.8 and all I did was make a mess of them. It would have been faster for me had I never even looked at the torch. If you don't plan to reuse them just cut the flat bottom portion off and then the sides. A good angle grinder to clean up what you missed and you're all done.

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Re: Ground too much?

Some of this is getting out of context. There's nothing wrong with torching them off. Jimmy, I bet I didn't have 2/3 minutes of grinding when I was done. But I have been useing a torch for years and could probally trim your mustache with it.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] Like most things, you have to have some experience to do a great job of it. Nobody starts off great at everything. Take your time and do it right the first time.


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