Today I built the inner CV joints.
I have 2010 corolla drive shafts as they fit the wheel hubs.
My aim with all this stuff is to keep the match up as simple as possible.
I was not sure about how to marry up to the 01E audi box as the corolla has a splined shaft on its CV to go into their gearbox.
The other day I was working on a mid 2000 VW golf and I noticed the inner CV and flange was separate, somehow it was jointed I am presuming welded.
I went to the steel supplier and grabbed 4 bollard caps.
First thing was to make the base , I used a 50 cap to centre the SS cap that I have machined to a ring.
Once centered I clamped the SS ring and removed the 50.
I weld the SS ring on the inside, this becomes the locator on the 01E flanges.
I chopped the shaft of the end of the toyota CV, this leaves a 40mm dia spigot.
I then machined the center of the large disk to 40mm.
I machined a ring out of some steam pipe ,this fits between the main disk and the CV.
I tacked everything then put it in the lathe to check it then welded.