What's the material and how much are you gonna need to have turned off?
Spindles are made from 4140 forgings. Rears and fronts are the same material.
Dropped everything off at the machinist today.
I'm not a machinist, so my terminology isn't correct. Here's what he said he wanted to do to make sure everything was straight. True up a spot on each end of the OD of the housing tubes, which would allow him to use a secondary tool to hold the housing straight (so it would be held at both ends). Then he's true up the ID on one side, flip it around and true the other ID.
Then he'd have the ID numbers he'd need to turn the spindles for a press fit. He's going to press in the spindles and give me 4 tack welds on each in the grooves.
He's also got my front housing to cut the ends of the tubes to size. I forgot the C's today, I'll get those to him on Monday so he can true up the ends and set me up with a gentle dance with the fire and ice as opposed to a stuck C half way on with 30* of castor.
I did talk to RuffStuff today and the mix up on the housing length was all my fault. I had told them I was going with a 71" wms/wms. This housing would have made that just fine. Well, that was a year and a half ago and I change my mind like underwear. Now I want a 72" wms/wms. So I had to adjust how far the spindles stuck into the tube and how they got machined.
I went from 3.375" sticking into the tube to 2.6875". It's still almost a full ID worth of penetration, so I still feel good about it.
If everything goes as planed, wms/wms will be 72.5" in front and rear will be 72".