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Old 01-09-2011, 03:09 AM   #1
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My school has machine shop, I want to get some steel for making my universal. Want to know what kind of steel should be purchase for universal? thanks
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:30 AM   #2
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It all depends on what area code your school is in. If it is in a good area code, you should be able to get good quality steel. If it is in a bad area code, you are sol.
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If you are concerned about weight and performance you can use an alloy like 6061 or 7075 aluminum.

If you want a stronger and longer lasting setup (at the cost of weight) use steel, and put it through a hardening process.

Consider making the dogbone pins easily replaceable, held in by a set screw or something.
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simplechamp: 6061 is too weak to make dogbone 7075 is fine but they wouldn't last long especially using on the front. I am thinking 1018 steel
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That's too much Garen

I'm no expert but I think something like 5160 (A689) would be good for it's yield strength and fatigue resistance.
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haha.... no problem. You guys will know the true for my prediction. Time will tell.
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4130 steel rod available from McMaster Carr Supply.
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Just a thought, I would rather be replacing driveshaft pins than driveshaft outdrives or such...
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1fastmxcn: haha.. I feel very funny too. First time I see a company revenge for a post in forum. Very unprofessional and still has a lot to learn for an amateur. I wouldn't do it if I'm representing for a company. Good luck for the new business owner.
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