Old differential as a bike stand?

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  1. Bloodweiser

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    Was just reading, and the author of the novel mentioned using an old Ford differential as a motorcycle stand. No details at all, but he did say that you could spin the bike around too.

    Any truth to this?
    Sounds very cool.
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  2. freetors

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    I'm struggling to imagine how that'd be set up :scratch
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    Impossible.
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  4. Anorak

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    Probably a Banjo axle.
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    Sounds like a great idea.

    I have a dead BMW diff around here someplace.

    Just need to weld a pipe and a flat plate to the pinion.
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  6. chacha

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    Hmm, could you weld a flat plate to the input shaft of the differential. Then build the stand so the input shaft is vertical instead of horizontal as it would be in a car. When you would turn the axle shaft would it not spin the input shaft then making a rotating stand?

    Edit:


    Okay so I googled differential images and see why now because the side gears would not transfer the motion to the input shaft. But if he welded the spidergears and side gears together then turning the axle shaft should turn the input shaft

    [​IMG]
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    Do you have to be a redneck to just have a differential sitting around your yard? :D
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    Better use at least a Ford 9" rear for a Hardley. :rofl
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    Dana 60 if it's a dresser.
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    I was thinking Caterpillar. And they have comparable accelleration.:lol3
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    Damn joe, you make every remark you can about hardleys, cracks me up everyday :rofl
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    Ah bullshit. His boyfriend was stolen by a guy with a Softail.
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  18. H96669

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    Curious as to the time period of that novel? I have some very old Ford stuff from the 20's. The differentials are split in half around the housing. Could be possible to further modify and make a stand/turntable out of them.

    Yes I read the Grapes of Wrath if just for the ingenious ways they used to keep them cars going. Mind you I also have lots of old books/magazines going back to 1910's they were pretty good at adapting auto parts to make tools and jigs.
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    I've been to the coral castle south of Miami. He used ford Rear ends to support massive swinging doors weighing tons. Could be moved by one finger until the Florida tourism board of retards decided the place needing sprucing up. Poured tons of red landscape gravel all over and it stopped everything, including the massive rocking chairs he built.
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  20. villageidiot

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    In all actuality, if you took a ford 9" pumpkin and took ou the ring gear/spider gear, so all you had was a pinion and bearings (yes bearingS, the 9" pinion is held in double shear, that's what makes a 9" stronger) you could bolt the diff to the floor and have a track/pedestal bolt to the driveshaft flange. It COULD make a neat motorcycle stand.
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