KR Wilson axle cradle query

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2012: KR Wilson axle cradle query
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Rimmer on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 04:08 pm:

Hi, has anyone used one of the reproduction KR Wilson axle cradles? I have just purchased one and the casting obviously bolts to a workbench but I'm stumped as to the use of the two "handles" that came with it! Can anyone enlighten me please?

Many thanks,
Richard


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kohnke Rebabbitting on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 04:18 pm:

Probably some pieces that got boxed up by mistake, by the wilson tool maker?

The paint looks wore!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Rimmer on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 04:37 pm:

They were all wrapped up together and are shown in the catalogue. The paint is just shiny but it does look scratched in the photo!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Putnam, Bluffton, Ohio on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 04:46 pm:

Those handles have nothing to do with the axle cradle. What catalog show them with the axle cradle?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Rimmer on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 04:53 pm:

Macs! see link below:
http://macsautoparts.com/search.asp?sb=0&ls=y&camid=MDT&year=0&make=&ss=t2505tool


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Gelfer, Milwaukee WI on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 05:12 pm:

It still doesn't explain what the handles are for.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Rimmer on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 05:45 pm:

That's why I'm asking! There are no instructions so I was hoping someone had come across them before.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Wolf on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 06:28 pm:

You need to talk to someone at Mac's that know what they are,if you can get through all the; Press this for that or press this or press this for that.
They might even charge you for information.
Does any of the other vendors sell this item?
If they do call them. Don Lang will probably know.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Sosnoski on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 06:51 pm:

I have no idea what the other two pieces are. If you look at Lang's and Snyder's they both carry this part and only show the casting.

Probably have to call Macs and ask what they are.

Dave S.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Garrison on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 08:16 pm:

Geez you guys, look at them, anyone can tell what they are; They're handles.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 08:42 am:

I wonder if there is a reference to the "handles"
in the Model T Service Bulletins?

Herb


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 10:21 am:

Did anyone call Mac's yet?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ED Henline on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 10:22 am:

They look like what we used when installing a handicap carrier mounted lavatory. retired plumber .ED


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ED Henline on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 10:49 am:

here is a picture of the carrier-EDlavatory carrrier


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Thode Chehalis Washington on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 12:05 pm:

Ed is correct that the "handles" are lavatory support arms.
http://media.wattswater.com/S-WD-FC.pdf

What they have to do with the axle cradle is still the question. I see that Snyders does sell the cradle without any arms:
http://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/modeltparts/rearaxle

Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Garrison on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 02:20 pm:

I told you they were handles.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Huson, Berthoud, Co. on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 02:52 pm:

I have had the support for years and use it constantly but have never used or seen any handles.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ted Dumas on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 08:49 pm:

For cheapskates like myself, you can make a cradle out of a scrap piece of 3/4 plywood. Since the handles are not used, you could make those from a old broomstick.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Hjortnaes, Men Falls, WI on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 09:58 pm:

OK Mike. They are handles. Handles for what and how are they used?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 10:22 pm:

How stout are those steel handles?

Maybe use them for lifting the rear end .


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 11:19 pm:

Mac's does not give any info on their web site. Just shows the handles with the cradle.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Rimmer on Monday, December 03, 2012 - 03:12 pm:

I have been in touch with Macs and they spoke to the manufacturer. Apparently they are nothing to do with the cradle and Macs will update their photo accordingly! Wish I hadn't had to pay the additional shipping caused by these heavy parts though!
Thanks for the help and suggestions guys. Maybe I should install a disabled toilet at the workshop so I can use them Ed?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Tuesday, December 04, 2012 - 09:04 am:

Someplace, somewhere, there is a packing clerk who is laughing his ass off.....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Tuesday, December 04, 2012 - 09:27 am:

The clerk may be laughing his ass off but somewhere else there is a poor fellow with a handicap lavatory smashing his toes!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Garrison on Tuesday, December 04, 2012 - 10:25 am:

They're handles for helping people to lift stuff. Now if that doesn't clear the confusion there's not much more I can do for you. THEY'RE HANDLES!!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Luke Dahlinger on Tuesday, December 04, 2012 - 10:38 am:

Mike,

It has already been determined what they are. Read the last few posts as to why they were included.

I'm glad Richard posted a follow-up as I was confused also as to why they'd send those along with the cradle.


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