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ridered3

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If I remember correctly the 05 up D60 axle tubes are 3/8". I can measure as confirm.
The Rhodes 9" kit has 1/4"" tubes.
So the total tube thickness should be almost 5/8" :oops:

Or if you are of the metric persuasion. 9.52mm + 6.35mm = 15.87mm. ;)

I actually started using a metric metal scale to do layout work and it really does make the math easier.
Not sure why the US still holds onto the standard system.
Paging @Bebop you have a comrade...
 

ridered3

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Metric is the most logical system out there for sure.
I don't care what the old timers say, the standard system is retarded :****:
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Eddyj

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Couldn’t agree more.
I always say that and guys are like “are you too dumb to use regular wrenches” To which I reply what’s one size bigger than 5/16 and there’s always a long pause. Then I say you know what’s bigger than a 5 mm? 6 mm
 

RustyC

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Ah yes I love a good derail. Self induced is even better. Let's take a moment to enjoy.
 

Eddyj

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Derail, on rail... hell I’m just happy people are posting!
This is going to be the thread that saves HL!
 

paradisepwoffrd

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Just because we're deep in the derail at this point:

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I hope @RustyC doesn't mind... I love his approach and buggy build.

Only thing about metric that bugs me, is kg isnt a unit of weight, but a unit of mass. Im sure that is based on using weight for everything in the imperical system, but 1lbf = 1lbm, so there is that.
 

Bebop

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Yeayyyy nerdzzzz

You can approximate kg to 10N fairly easily. But I understand what you're saying.

Funny enough, I've never worked nor done any engineering/calculations in standard units, since I was trained in Europe, so the correlation mass-weight being easier in std units never even occurred to me. Good one.
 

paradisepwoffrd

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Yeayyyy nerdzzzz

You can approximate kg to 10N fairly easily. But I understand what you're saying.

Funny enough, I've never worked nor done any engineering/calculations in standard units, since I was trained in Europe, so the correlation mass-weight being easier in std units never even occurred to me. Good one.
But the math using 32.2ft/s2 to actually prove 1=1 is interesting.
 

RustyC

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Let me try to get things back on track. Steering yeah it helps to have that. Was hoping to use the oem steering in double shear but that put the cylinder lower than I wanted. Ended up ordering a set of weld on steering arms and still ended up higher but it has worked out.
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RustyC

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To get the cylinder to mount where it fit best, the tie rods ended up on top of the high steer arms. I knew I wanted them in double shear so I cut out a couple of tabs, spacers and sourced 2 longer 1" bolts that pass through the whole assembly. It's not going to win any awards for beauty but if works.
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