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jdenniston
03-14-2012, 10:50 PM
I'm working on mounting my rear axle pillow block bearings on my quad. The rear end is going to be like the kyoto. Here's my quandary. My bearing have 1/2" wide slots for mounting holes. I feel like 1/2" bolts are overkill, and would be add unnecessary weight. I'd rather go with 3/8" bolts. My fear is that if I go with smaller bolts I could never unbolt the pillow blocks because I could never get the axle lined back up again. On the other hand, 1/2" holes is pretty significant in 1.5" tubing. I guess I could make some sort of collar to go over the bolt, or I could paint the frame, bolt it up and hope to never have to unbolt it. Any suggestions?

Thanks

homebilt
03-15-2012, 12:03 AM
weld a 3/8" washer over the hole,?

Odd Man Out
03-15-2012, 12:57 AM
Or do what I do when I build the DeltaWolves; have a long piece of axle materiel that you can put all four pillow blocks on when you attach them to the frame -- viola! all will be in alignment.