Well, got a few more things in the mail today......so I started the installation of the rear axle cassette holders.
First thing was to grind off the surface rust so I had a nice clean area to weld onto...
Next was to mark the centerline of the old original axle and to figure the height that the new axle needs to be mounted. The new rules allow for a 4" minimum ground clearance. I set my at 4.250". I will be using adjustable cassettes for mounting the axle it will allow me to TWEAK an extra 3/8" either way.
Next I measured and marked the cassette holder to find the centerline of the holder as if the cassette was installed in it's center position.
With the marking made on the cassette holder, I was able to place it right onto the frame of the mower right over the centerline markings I made earlier.
This was squared up off of the bottom of the frame.
Cassette holder was clamped into place and tack welded at four points.
Clamps were removed and cassette holder was final welded onto frame.
Frame now needs to be cut out for installation of axle!
Here is a pic of one of the adjustable bearing holders/cassettes!
That's it for now...Ran out of welding wire!