Rear hubs

Started working on the rear hubs.  Once these are done I can work on the suspension arm mounting points on the chassis.

It starts with some flat 5mm plate, then some time on the lathe.

image

Second one done.

image

All of the loads from the wheel are going to be transferred to where these hubs bolt onto the plate.  So I wanted to connect the front plate to the back plate (you’ll see that later) and keep this whole box section connected.

image

Next up was the make the bottom mount, where the suspension arm will join the hub.

image

Machined up a little button, and threaded it.  This setup means that I don’t have to put a nut on the end of the bolt, this machined part will be the nut.

image

Here is where its going to go.

image

And then ll done.

image

Then made a plate to connect the mount to the main plate.

image image

Then worked on the rear plate, here it is welded on.

image

Then all linished up and milled out to allow the drive shaft to fit.

image

Then lastly added a V-shaped brace on the inside, connecting the mount to two of the tubes on the main plate.

image

The next thing I need to work out is the brake caliper mount.  Once that is done I can put the sides on the currently open box shape.  After that its the same thing with the upper mounting point.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s