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looking for someone to drill and tap axles for 5/8 studs can someone tell me where i can have this done at ive tried moser, yukon, strange and several local machine shops and no luck
 

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Where are you located, who's axles and what bolt pattern? I've made a jig to do 5 on 4.5" in my mill. I would have to make another jig for 5 on 4.75".
 

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I'm curious why Moser wouldn't do them. Is there room on your axle for another bolt pattern or do you want the existing holes opened up?
 

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I haven't built jig them that way yet. The jig I made previously used the existing 1/2-20 studs to hold the axle in place and I drilled the new bolt pattern in between. What reason did the local shops give you for not doing it? It's not something that would be terrible hard for anyone with a bridgeport.
 

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tried mark williams they said no only there axles and the local shops just say there to hard to drill can you take some pics of your jig maybe i can fab one up
 

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tried mark williams they said no only there axles and the local shops just say there to hard to drill can you take some pics of your jig maybe i can fab one up
I just set it on the table. In use I would bolt it down to the table by the slots and swing the head over into position. The existing studs locate in the smaller pattern and the 5/8-18 pattern is drilled and tapped through the large holes. I indicate the small center hole and use the digital readout to layout the bolt pattern.

Bottom The register fits a ford axle with a .003" slip fit.


I had no issue drilling Moser axles with a high speed steel drill and a coated HSS tap. I probably spun the drill about 250 rpm and I power tap at the lowest speed.
 
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