TOY Truck Build

Biggkidd
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TOY Truck Build

Unread post by Biggkidd » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:23 pm

The goal of this build is for me to do something fun for a change. If it works out the way I have in mind it would also be super handy to use around the homestead.

This is about as close to what I want to build as I've seen.




Took the transaxle that I'm hoping to use out of the frame it was in. Once upon a time it was a craftsman garden tractor. I was / am hoping to use it as transmission and transfer case. Problem is it appears to be cracked in a couple places. I'll come back and add a picture here in this post later today I hope. Part number 122419X serial number 05955.

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Does that look like a crack or casting mark?

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In 3rd gear high range the pulley spins 9 times for one rotation of the wheels! Really steep gears!

I just finished it's first exterior cleaning so I can take the rest of the exterior parts off then I'll have to give it a good detailed cleaning before I can break into the case. Since this will not be supporting any weight if I use it in the planned method the cracked case may not be to large an issue. Heck maybe I could weld it I did get an aluminum welding kit for my welder.

This is more than likely to be a long drawn out process so updates will likely be irregular and it could get canned at anytime.
I will go as long as my inspiration and junk holds out! Lol

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Re: TOY Truck Build

Unread post by Farmfresh » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:33 pm

BK you need to use a hosting service for your images. Most of us use Imgur.com. We want to see this build!
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Re: TOY Truck Build

Unread post by patriceinil » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:33 am

Here ya go BK, they are in the order you had them posted.

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Re: TOY Truck Build

Unread post by Biggkidd » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:59 am

Thank you Patrice!

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Re: TOY Truck Build

Unread post by patriceinil » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:20 am

You’re welcome

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Re: TOY Truck Build

Unread post by Farmfresh » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:37 pm

Looks like a crack to me.

Thanks Patrice!
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Re: TOY Truck Build

Unread post by patriceinil » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:11 pm

I have to agree, it looks like a crack Larry.

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Re: TOY Truck Build

Unread post by Biggkidd » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:03 pm

I'll know more after I open the case up. Ordered a $10 gear to convert it to posi so both output shafts always spin evenly.

Spent a fair amount of time researching parts and mods today. Couldn't find anything about changing the final drive ratio. But I did find out the bearings are rated for 18,000 RPM. So it looks like I can probably work with it as it is.

Fixing the doner 4 wheeler has set the desgin back since I was planning to use the front and rear rolling gear. But having a second working 4 wheeler now beats project parts for a build that could take a few years to compete.

Any other gearheads on here besides DD and I?

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Re: TOY Truck Build

Unread post by patriceinil » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:52 pm

Back in the day I was a gearhead, I prefer old Chevys and Mopars. We used to own a 1968 Dodge Super Bee until I had to put my husband in the nursing home. It was originally a 383 but the prior owner dropped in a 440 and that’s what we ran it with even though we had the original motor.

I also owned a 1971 Plymouth Fury 4 door, it was my daily driver for several years before I had my son. I had to finally get rid of it because the frame was rotting out on it. I LOVED that car! The A/C blew to 32*F and would frost the windows up.

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Re: TOY Truck Build

Unread post by Farmfresh » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:28 pm

Not a gearhead myself ... per say... but I was raised by a mechanic (Grandpa) and had my own little creeper by the age of 5. I like listening and learning.
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