Monthly Archives: January 2012

Summit Machine Drive Gear Cap Give Away!

Summit Machine’s contest is underway to give away a limited edition set of Dana 60 drive gear caps.  Check out our Facebook page for the details. http://www.facebook.com/summitmachine

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Twin I-Beams Part 2

Richard just posted these pictures of the welding on the I-beams. So I thought I should share.

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Random Pic

We just shipped a run of panhard bars to customer. They look so good lined up together I had to take a picture.

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Twin I-beams Part 1

The sheet metal for the I-beams is all cut and bent. A little bit of cleaning and prep work and they will be ready to weld.

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I-Beam Ends Part 5

The I-Beam Ends are finished.

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I-Beam Ends part 4

It was a good thing I made a test part before cutting into the real ones. On the first attempt the side hole was a little too far away. The second attempt was too close and on third I was … Continue reading

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Billet Flex Joints in process

Billet Flex Joints anyone?

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I-Beam Ends part 3

Now for the tricky part. The distance from the side hole and the kingpin bore is extremely critical. Before round the end and bore the kingpin hole on the beam ends, I’m going machine a test part to make sure … Continue reading

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I-Beam Ends part 2

I have the front and the back sides machined. A significant amount of weight was saved by machining out the pockets in the front and back. The piece of 4130 before any machine work weighed in at 23.3lbs. and now … Continue reading

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I-Beam Ends part 1

I was able to work on the I-Beam ends for the Class-8 build over the holidays. They were machined from this 23lb. piece of 4130.    

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