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Old 12-27-2013, 11:57 AM
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Anybody remember these? I had one when I raced gas truck in mid 90's. Basically a 2 piece v block with a semi circle cut into the v on top piece. I was thinking maybe rpm made them but my memory is toast nowadays, lol.
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:36 PM
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Put it where the sun don't shine and clinch up your butt cheeks!
Bam! Instant straight dog bone
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:59 PM
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James, my ass is exit only, lol. You couldn't drive a straight pin up there with a jackhammer!
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Originally Posted by Jaz240 View Post
Put it where the sun don't shine and clinch up your butt cheeks!
Bam! Instant straight dog bone
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I was at Hobby Lobby the other week for paint and saw an axle straightener for derby cars. Unfortunately it would take some machining to be adjusted for the size of our axles.

Not sure why no one is making any RC ones currently.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:42 PM
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James, my ass is exit only, lol. You couldn't drive a straight pin up there with a jackhammer!
I didn't mean stick it up "there" that's just gross and who wants a stinky dog bone anyway. It should fit perfectly straight up and down the crack though and then your powerlifting butt does the rest!
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I can straighten bones and axles just fine with a block of wood, and a plastic mallet.
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i use a body clip remover used by mechanics. you can get them cheap at the parts store.
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I would love to have a dedicated dog bone straightener and a hinge pin straightener tool. Hammer, vise, wood etc work ok, but dog bones and hinge pins never come out truly completely straight.
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i use a body clip remover used by mechanics. you can get them cheap at the parts store.
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http://www.harborfreight.com/6-piece...set-66188.html
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neat....but how do they work i/c/w dogbones..??
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i just rotaoe the tire to get the high point of the dogbone facing up and then use the tool to push down. takes a few tries to get them right, but the more you do it the faster it is.
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i just rotaoe the tire to get the high point of the dogbone facing up and then use the tool to push down. takes a few tries to get them right, but the more you do it the faster it is.
Not sure i'd be comfortable doing that. I'd imagine the stress you place on the diff and bearings would not be good, pushing down on the driveshaft whilst it's still in the car.
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Can't say I have has a dog bone bend in the last few years. Ever since I quit driving certain brands.
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