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    Spindle threads "fragged". Possible to have them re machined? Or new axle time?

    Long story short...on one of my axle spindles, the threads are completely trashed. Cannot get a crown nut back on there.

    Do you think it would be possible to have a machine shop re thread it?

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    pics needed to review damage

    i've used thread files to shape things up in some instances, but on an axle shaft, might be safer to replace, unless you have a very good welder/machinist cut the shaft, and fit a sleeve.

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    Any good machine shop should be able to repair it. You just need the right size thread die. You may be able to pick one up and do it yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncdoo View Post
    Any good machine shop should be able to repair it. You just need the right size thread die. You may be able to pick one up and do it yourself.
    Checked with 2 in my area...no go.

    Picked up a new axle today for about $110.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xspook View Post
    Checked with 2 in my area...no go.

    Picked up a new axle today for about $110.




    well worth the peace of mind. No doubt if it was repaired and you had a problem you would have gladly burned TWO hundies to make it "never happen"

    and a bonus, you now have yourself the ultimate cheater bar!

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    They probably didnt want to mess with it or didnt have the proper die. But its hard to tell without looking at it first. Normally a thread die would have cleaned it up. A 1" thread die on ebay sells for less than $20. Could have saved you a lot of money and time replacing the axle. Safety would not have been an issue since the nuts that hold the wheel on are castellated and secured with a cotter pin.


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