Not exactly caster correction but ........

Shayne Jul 7, 2019

  1. Shayne

    Shayne Well-Known Member Guru

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    Last edited: Jul 10, 2019
  2. stumog

    stumog Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Nice did it lengthen the wheelbase aswell?
     
  3. Shayne

    Shayne Well-Known Member Guru

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    2" down and 1" forward - moving the axle forward was my main goal because tyres scrub on the mudflap but while messing with it i got to looking at the the prop UJ which is now aligned very well indeed .

    Tested at 60mph i couldn't convince myself there was any change but the mrs then drove it and insists something feels better .
     
  4. stumog

    stumog Well-Known Member I am in england

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    What size tyres you running then?
     
  5. stumog

    stumog Well-Known Member I am in england

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    You should see the rear fairlead lead my mate made for his rear winch. Piece of bent tube wire rolls on perfectly
     
  6. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    I suggest you get that approved by a main MOT centre, one that looks at modifications Shayne, as without it you could have insurance issues. At least that will give peace of mind too.

    Yours
    Dr Kiljoy
     
  7. Shayne

    Shayne Well-Known Member Guru

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    Only 35's but with a big offset rim and small lift coupled with the fact it didn't feel as planted at 80+ as it did before the lift i decided caster did need correcting so why remove the mudflaps .
     
  8. stumog

    stumog Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Mot center does approve anything. It's time of test. Rust is like 3 months.

    What thickness steel is it? Looks like it's got braces inside across the plates. Welded all the way around
     
  9. Shayne

    Shayne Well-Known Member Guru

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    It's 4mm i think , it was just a mock up , i honestly expected it to cause more problems than it solved so i needed to keep the option of returning to standard , but i'm very happy with the results and tommorow the place i buy my steel from will be open so i will have more choices then .

    Now i have a working template i might make it a bolt on part .

    Incidentally having done this i reckon the Man a Fre caster brackets would be fine for a manual truck , they just need trimming with a grinder .
     
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    Shayne Well-Known Member Guru

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    ARRRGGGHHHH !

    I need longer M17 bolts and every place i've called says good luck with that , they can be custom made if i'm willing to wait a month :|
     
  11. stumog

    stumog Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Why do you need m17?
     
  12. stumog

    stumog Well-Known Member I am in england

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    I got the bolts I used from a great supply I used in my work.

    They are called cofast in Plymouth.

    Can also make custom if you really need it
     
  13. Shayne

    Shayne Well-Known Member Guru

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    Bush bolt needs to be tight and not enough thread for 6mm steel either side
     
  14. stumog

    stumog Well-Known Member I am in england

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    So you have a 17mm hole in the plate? Can't this go to 18mm
     
  15. Shayne

    Shayne Well-Known Member Guru

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    Only if i drill out the bush sleeve as well :think: its an option i guess
     
  16. stumog

    stumog Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Be fine crack On
     
  17. frank rabbets

    frank rabbets Well-Known Member

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    Home made parts might be strong enough to begin with but if there is even the slightest flex in a short bracket or weld the dreaded metal fatigue will strike.
     
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    Shayne Well-Known Member Guru

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    Thats why i'm keeping Toyota's bracket Frank , few will weld that strong upside down so the plan is to more or less to
    brace whats already there .
     
  19. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    17mm is a blooming odd size. Is that the size of the unthreaded part on the original bolts?
     
  20. Shayne

    Shayne Well-Known Member Guru

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    Yep 17mm diameter
     
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