Being lazy, although I did a search of past post. Looking for some general dimensions to make my own rear axle holder for rebuild. Thanks
There was a post, a year or 2 ago, where someone had repurposed a disc brake rotor into a rear axle holder by cutting a slot in it.
Don't have dimensions, but you get the idea.
Ring gear is about right size for hole.
I used a piece of 2 x 8, drilled a 3" hole. Kind of crude but it worked. I think a larger hole would have been better. The ring gear size as suggested by Dallas might be good.
I just used old plywood. But steel would have been better. Maybe on the next one.
Type this into Google
Rear Axle Holder site:www.mtfca.com
The disk brake picture came up on the first 3 references.
Link if you are lazy
Made from piece of 2x8
I just made one today. Measurements for a differential rear axle holder. Using a 2 x 8 or a 2 x 12 mark a 2.5 inch space near the center of an end. Then mark two 6 inches from the end then a 3.5 inch circle with the diameter at the 6 inch mark. Using a circular saw cut 6 inches and to the edge of the circle from the end of the wood on both sides of the 2.5 inch space. Using a jig saw cut a 3.5 inch circle with the diameter drawn at the 6 inch mark. Nail firmly to a sawhorse or bench.
Why go to so much trouble? I just place my rear axle assembly between two railroad ties, and put it together. What could be easier?
Thanks, just what I was looking for
All from scraps on hand.
I think a 2 piece like @Steve Jelf would be easier to make. But since I am mounting mine on a saw horse and not a table I obtained a scrap 2 x 12 from a local construction site and did a one-piece.
"I just place my rear axle assembly between two railroad ties, and put it together."
Better hurry up and get it finished before the train comes.
I use this wood vice holds a complete Ruckstell nice and tight. I clamp a crutch to the work bench to support the driveshaft when installing or setting up the diff.