Toy Wheel installation?

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Forum topic by Coble posted 11-04-2012 11:43 PM 2771 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-04-2012 11:43 PM

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Im making some toy trucks for my nephews and I wanted to find out the best way to install the wheels. Is there an axle going all the way though or is each wheel mounted separately? Im sure I can make up something but wanted to find the best way to do it. Anyone know of a video or a walk through that would be helpful too. Thanks alot.

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#1 posted 11-04-2012 11:53 PM

I have done it both ways. I don’t know of a video.

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#2 posted 11-06-2012 12:52 AM

On most of my trucks I go all the way through with a solid axle, i find the wheel wobble too much if I use axle pegs to mount them.

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#3 posted 11-06-2012 03:07 AM

I have made many toys and have done the wheel attachment both ways. I decided the wheels stay attached better using an axle peg for each wheel. I drill the holes for a tight fit all the way through the toy. One tip: if you have more than four wheels on a toy the center set of wheels may be too high (and not turn) or too low and the toy rocks front to back. Use the same axle pegs but drill out the wheels just a little and this problem goes away. These photos are of toys I made while still using single movable axles instead of the axle pegs.

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