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I have to replace the axle in my tractor so....

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Well I have to replace the rear axle in my 52' Ford 8N. The axle lasted 57 years(dont make em' like that anymore) but now the hub wont fit snug...Anyway now I have this wonderfully large chunk of axle steel..Probably 2" thick..I know it has to be pretty good steel..Anyone want to hazard a guess at the grade? Anyone worked with old axle steel before?

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Often a medium carbon steel 4140 or similar. Usually will make good hammers and hardy tools. As with all recycled steels though, test and guess.

My first thought was hammers..It is a solid axle, no doubt..When it rolled off the table and onto my foot I wished it wasnt :rolleyes:
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