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    Snapped double shear

    They had to be heat treated to be able to be sucessfully welded when they were extended. I am sure I had beat my truck pretty hard that day(Pole Line at 50mph and no slowing down) I did jump it quite a bit that morning but the jump that broke it wasn't the biggest jump of the day, but my last...
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    No to defend his shotty work on the first spindle, but there is 90% coverage of the original cast spindle, so I think I can limp it for a few weeks on this bandaid until he gets me a usable product made correctly. He knows what he did was wrong and he will fix it. I paid for a kit that works...
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    My fabricator made the mistake of believing the stock spindlesfrom chevy were forged, and proceeded in the fab. When in fact they were cast POS. If he will not find a setup to rebuild to the same dimensions with a forged spindle, I will contact a "real fab shop" to fix his mistake. Nonetheless...
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    How is that a rip off? I know guys who pay $5gs for a Ibeam ranger front end? And actually I have stated that I built everything BUT the front arms and spindles. I did not know he used cast otherwise I would have not wanted it built that way. It was to reuse stock brakes mounts and rotors, but...
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    I would if I had CAD access, but I don't. Plus the guy who built them should fix them the right way, not me. I paid $3000 for the arms and spindles and they should be done correct and strong. I don't have time to do it on my own.
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    I cannot find AFCO anywhere? Who are they? What exactly do they sell, spindle parts or custom spindles complete?
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    Snapped double shear

    what is a good spindle to use for modification, that has good brakes, and beefy construction? And forged of course! Can I just go to the SCP order catalog, and get something from them? Or go junkyard?
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    The guy who built em is gonna come over and take a looksee. And appartantly fix em and build me new ones. He claimed these are forged stock S10 spindles. I just called Chevy and they said all GM spindles any year, make model....are cast. So now I got my answer. Do I let him build new ones? Or...
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    Snapped double shear

    I will Tig weld it back together if i keep these ones, but I am not sure about how to pre and post heat it. Where would I do that, an oven? Would it be more time consuming than if I just had a fab shop jig up my spindles and rebuild new forged ones? I planned on running a gusset from top to...
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    Snapped double shear

    So basically if I welded it back on it would be worthless even if I gusseted it top and bottom? Only a small part of the spindle was kept to allow for the brake mounts and spindle nut. the gusset I would put in there will run the length of the spindle, triangulating the steering arms upper and...
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    Snapped double shear

    1/4" steel plate and a stock S10 spindle for caliper mounts. He used a Millermatic 220, I think the spindles are cast, so thats why it didn't penetrate as well. PLus there were not gussets.
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    Snapped double shear

    And the under side crack of the steering arm
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    Snapped double shear

    Pic of the passenger side crack on top
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    Snapped double shear

    Pic2 of the spindle
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    Snapped double shear

    Ok heres the pics of the snapped steering arm and the spindle. As you can see it was a clean break. just welds coming loose. had there been something to brace the top and/or bottom, It may have been just fine. NO BINDING has occurred, I don't know how bad I stressed that before in another topic...
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