Chevy truck for my son

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Blog entry by CookdGrainz posted 07-31-2015 07:09 PM 718 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first child is due this coming October 3rd , so I decided I would make him a truck. So far I have got the body roughed out and the tires in the works. Hoping to put some paint on this in the next couple of weeks.
I got to figure out how to make the axles where they will turn freely and independently any ideas on this ?

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#1 posted 07-31-2015 07:34 PM

You sure do have a lot of nice details on this project that are not usually put into a project like this. It has a lot of potential if you can bring it to completion. You need to put some serious thought about the under carriage construction and how you are going to tie the wheels in before you do anything else. I know that that is partly what you are asking. I think that you just need to go on line and look at some other completed projects like this for ideas on the undercarriage and axels. There’s no point in reinventing the wheel if you can find the right pictures. Pictures are worth a 1000 words. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 07-31-2015 07:53 PM

@helluvawreck thank you and you are correct … the under carriage is where I am at right now putting most of my thought into I am thinking something like the pic below

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#3 posted 07-31-2015 08:45 PM

Take a look at the third picture. The front axle is on a pin between 2 blocks glued to the body. You might be able to shape a block similar to a differential housing and pin the axle between the halves

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#4 posted 08-01-2015 10:58 AM

Why do the axles have to rotate? Wouldn’t it be easier to just have the wheels rotate?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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