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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:31 pm    Post subject: king pin reamer Reply with quote

I have a double reamer that came with some vw front end tools that i bought that i believe is for the king pin bushings on an early bus.

does anyone know the size of the king pins?

i will have to measure the reamer but it is approx 20mm
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The reamer should be adjustable 21 to 24.5mm I believe, any markings on it? I am looking for a bus one, sent you a pm.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure what you mean by "double reamer"?
Look for markings on the size, they will be printed in inches.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He probably means a reamer that reams the upper and lower sections in-line at the same time.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockNbus wrote:
He probably means a reamer that reams the upper and lower sections in-line at the same time.


Can't say I've seen one of those before. The service reamer for this repair has a guide which fits into one bushing while the reamer cuts the other.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have used them in aerospace where it is important to have the two bushings in-line. Of course a proper jig is used to assure that the first hole is not way off.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bridge reamer is the proper term.

I use them for king pins Bug and Bus.

New not Hazet, so don't bother asking if they are for sale.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockNbus wrote:
He probably means a reamer that reams the upper and lower sections in-line at the same time.


yes exactly what i mean it reams both busuings at the same time and is non adjustable
it is blue point (sold by snapon)
it measures .800 on the shaft. i cant read the imprinted #
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mr. warehouse wrote:
Bridge reamer is the proper term.

I use them for king pins Bug and Bus.

New not Hazet, so don't bother asking if they are for sale.


No a bridge reamer is a tapered reamer used for correcting missaligned bolt holes in steel structures. It just so happens that the taper of these matches something else on a bus spindle.

The correct term is a reamer + pilot. The pilot screws onto the end of the adjustable reamer

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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paul_f wrote:
mr. warehouse wrote:
Bridge reamer is the proper term.

I use them for king pins Bug and Bus.

New not Hazet, so don't bother asking if they are for sale.


No a bridge reamer is a tapered reamer used for correcting missaligned bolt holes in steel structures. It just so happens that the taper of these matches something else on a bus spindle.

The correct term is a reamer + pilot. The pilot screws onto the end of the adjustable reamer

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You are correct.
I was thinking adjustable like this, but called it a bridge

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I wouldn't use a bridge reamer for anything on a Bus, maybe the reverse taper on a spindle, but even that is pushing it..

http://www.chadwickreamers.com/products.php
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