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#1 Brumby Boy

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 12:57 AM

Im into off road racing buggies and 4x4's an as a scruitneer for cams i get a good look at all the different vehicles and most of not all buggies use canvas for their cv boots, now this got me thinking why cant/dont we use canvas instead of the rubber?

Unfortunatly i have no pics to explain but im sure all if not most of you get the picture

#2 Turbone

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 08:44 AM

I made leather boots for a steering rack once. Lasted longer than the car (Opel)
I think this would work better than canvas for longevity.

#3 Uberoo

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 01:30 PM

porsche 930 cv's have a leather boot.not to mention killer operation angles....

#4 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 05:26 PM

Sure - it could be done. The older military trucks used a canvas boot on the front axles. Actually it's not regular canvas - it's a treated oil cloth. It was a BIG sucker tho, and it had a zipper to facilitate instalation. We would silicone the zipper to keep them from leaking. Pretty cool since it required no dissasembly to install.

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#5 Brumby Boy

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 07:08 PM

oh well i thought they were canvas but yea i spose leather would make more sense

#6 4x4_Welder

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 07:35 PM

I know the old Ford jeeps with full independant suspension (can't think of the model right now) used oilcloth for the cv boots. I'm sure you could have something similar made up at a sailshop, but expect it to cost a bit.

#7 Phizinza

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 10:06 PM

What about kevlar?

Still, I don't see the point, I haven't ever ripped a boot before, they do get old and crack, but it's only like 40mins work to change the boots on an axle.

#8 WoodsWagon

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 08:55 PM

Yeah, but it's getting into the axel to put new boots on it that sucks. Plan lots of time if the car's rusty.

#9 Phizinza

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 06:13 AM

Yeah, I have to admit my driveshafts aren't rusty, and they come out easy. So its not a problem. I had a stuburn one on a wreck, 3 mins of bashing it to hell and it came out.. Bit of a grind one the angle grinder and it works great...

#10 4x4_Welder

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 03:53 PM

One thing I have found on mine, if you liberally coat the axle stub with MagnaLube (high heat teflon lube, get your mind out of the gutter), it won't stick. Good luck finding the stuff in a store, though, I can only get it through my industrial maintenance connections-

#11 baccaruda

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 05:32 PM

I just use a silver antiseize crayon on the stubs; I've never had a problem with stuckness..




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