I am ordering a bottle jack and wanted to buy an axle cradle but thought I could make that shit out of scrap pieces, so here’s the process…
I measured the PR44 axle tube and rear D44 tube OD.
PR44 - 3.00” OD
D44 - 3.170”
I decided to make the cradle 3.250” so I cut two cradle pieces out of 3/16” plate.
Bottom plate is 3/8” plate cut length and end caps are 1/8”. Why different? Because I had scrap pieces that size!
fit ups below
Then welded shit together for a bit!
Gotta let it cool off for a bit before cleaning it up and painting. I’ll probably wait for the bottle jack to come it before I weld on a piece of pipe on the bottom to hold it on the jack.
It’s beer thirty!!