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Posted 5/12/2008 8:06:20 AM


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Tell me about it Chilebean.   Its like i posted a few days earlier that its seems that nobody has respect for personal belongings anymore, like they dont care about the owners feelings.   Kids today seem to not care what others think, totally lacking discipline, and by that i mean a good spanking every once in a while.   Most parents are too scared to put a paddle to the behind because of "laws" or sheer laziness, i dont know.

Not implying that ALL parents, or kids are like this tho.  Just speaking aloud.

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Posted 7/7/2008 10:51:19 PM
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Wow Chilebean you have definately done your homework, hi by the way, I am new to the website. I was sourcing out some ideas for my own build when I found this website. I thought I was ready ...... but after reading build logs for the last couple of days I am soooo not ready. My original idea for a build came from a toy my grandson had, I will see if I can post a photo of it, but after seeing that a real build was possible (so many talented people here). I may have to change my way of thinking.
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Posted 7/7/2008 11:06:24 PM
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OOps unable to post picture ... I will figure it out .... its a Hotwheels Tumbler with a front axle .... a little different from the original. probably a knockoff toy but it looks good.  
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Posted 7/7/2008 11:53:38 PM


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got any more info on that amazing axle?
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Posted 7/8/2008 1:04:34 AM


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Hey ATO, Chilebean's axle seem to be similar to mine a 14 bolt duallie free floating axle with duallie drum brakes. The brakes were an issue because they were too large to fit within the 16.5 inch rims. We modified the brakes by putting in a smaller earlier style drum brake but had to move the mounting bracket 1 " further outboard. The gearing had to be changed to be more freeway friendly and we installed positraction......The differntial housing is slightly offset and very large so a mounting tubing had to be welded onto the axle to span the weaker metal casting housing for a stronger mount for the four-link brackets.Those axles typically go for $300 used and the additional work in brakes, gearing and rebuilding $1600 and the four link brackets and reinforcing tubing about $500.....Also replaced the lugs with high strength 9/16 fine lugbolts and semitruck lug nuts....Those frecking tires are not coming off....Congratulation to Chilebean on scoring that axle......Only thing equal would be a fully fabricated custom axle......My humble opinion....BWD
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Posted 7/8/2008 10:08:58 AM


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Heres a site with a bunch of info http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billavista/14b_bible/index.html

My axle was one that ran 19.5" duals as I'm guessing BWD's was. The drums are 16" and will have to be replaced with smaller ones so I can run 16" rims. But thats relatively easy because it has the 8x6.5" bolt patter that is common on one ton trucks.

I got pretty lucky with this axle. Its narrow enough that it won't have to be narrowed and the back lash and end play are very minimal. And it was only $75

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Posted 7/8/2008 10:28:48 AM


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Welcome aboard Reload

Building that hot wheels car would be easyer for sure. You could just build it around a factory frame.

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Posted 7/8/2008 10:28:53 AM


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Hey Chilebean, I knew you would be getting a great deal like that... I bought mine from an axle shop........I've seen them on craigslist for a cheaper price but then you have the picking it up and hauling it to the shop cost.....Yeah the 44 TSLs come in a 15" and then a 16.5" so that helps to clear the smaller brakes. We have a lot of do it yourselfers so I hope you are posting your build for us. The Chevy rear axle beats the original Ford 9' [with the additional bracing]..... It will be interesting to see who the purists are.........Are you going to weld on the brackets then have the axle powdercoated? If I can help in anyway just give me a shout out.....BWD
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Posted 7/8/2008 10:47:46 AM
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Exactly that was my plan , I have an older 1988 Trans AM in good working order that I was thinking about doing it to.
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Posted 7/8/2008 10:51:18 AM
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I could call it the poor mans Tumbler.
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