WTB - Bolt for Cleveland Welding Fork

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by MaxGlide, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. MaxGlide

    MaxGlide Member

    Hello all,

    I have a set of Cleveland Welding, pre-war, Shockmaster forks and I am missing the bolt that affixes the lower fork arm to the upper part of the fork. It 's half threaded and half, bushing with a hole in the end for a cotter pin.

    Any ideas on who might have one?

    Here is the pic of the bolt and where it goes.

    Thanks..... Wayne

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    Last edited: Sep 24, 2009

  2. Elmo

    Elmo Member


    Any competent machinest can make one for you. Try your local machine shop.
    Yellowpages. Very interesting fork.
  3. MaxGlide

    MaxGlide Member

    Machinist and option

    Thanks Elmo,

    I have an excellent machinist here..... problem is to custom make on is about $120 plus chroming it I want.

    However, he and I came up with a cost effective solution.

    He is going to take a 3/4 inch shoulder bolt and machine down the thread to a 3/8 with proper pitch and I can chrome or paint it.

  4. Foximus

    Foximus Member

    Last edited: Sep 27, 2009
  5. MaxGlide

    MaxGlide Member

    Great site!!

    Thanks Foximus,

    That is a great site and I can ALMOST get what need.

    The only dimension I cannot get seems to be length of the shoulder, which I need to be .625 of an inch. Everything they offer is over one inch long. Otherwise it was good.

  6. Foximus

    Foximus Member

    You looked in hex heads. Look under allen heads.

    Here is a part number for one with a 5/8" (0.625") shoulder length, at 1/2 shoulder diameter and 3/8" - 16 thread.

    That is for 3-18 stainless... you can also buy higher grade 316 and 416 stainless, but double the price.
  7. Foximus

    Foximus Member

    And yes... that is a GREAT site. I cannot express how awesome it is. You can find anything you will ever need ever ever ever to build anything.
  8. MaxGlide

    MaxGlide Member

    Thanks again...

    Yes I saw the allen head but the original one I have is hex and I would like to keep to the original as much as possible.

    I can always get a longer bolt and have a machinist cut it down and cut the threads to spec.

    Cheers..... Wayne
  9. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    Make one...Buy bolt and drill hole if needed, And Lowes has a wide assortment of bushings. If no luck a auto starter repair shop has a mega amount of bushings of all sizes.
  10. MaxGlide

    MaxGlide Member

    Found a solution

    Hi Al,

    I will simply get a shoulder bolt from Home Depot with a 3/4 inch hex head and have a machinist rethread it to the proper size and drill a hole in the end.

    Thanks... Wayne