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UPDATE: Backyard Fab (Hybrid Rear Axle) - Jul/Aug 2005

Discussion in 'TLCA- Toyota Trails' started by woody, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. woody

    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    Just a quick update on the hybrid rear axle tech article I wrote for the Jul/Aug 2005 Trails.......

    Thus far, the axle has survived the abuse of Katemcy TX, Gilbert MN, and Apple Valley Farms WI. All 3 have some dammed silly spots...

    I did finally junk the cryo'd pinion shaft however....busted that up in early May at Apple Valley while trying to climb a steep ledge...pretty sure it was messed up earlier in the day tho. That experiment survived a whole year, which for me is pretty good :D Dropped in a fine-spline gearset and it's still going good.

    I did do a fluid change immediately after Katemcy...wanted to be sure it looked decent....no problems whatsoever, which is good.

    Off for more abuse in Attica IN on July 22-24 - will keep folks posted on what breaks next :rolleyes:
     
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    That was a neat idea, and a great article. Thanks mang!
     
  3. pappy

    pappy photosynthesizing Moderator

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    Ya, know, I read that article. Didn't realize it was by a famous person. Personally, I thought the idea was genius.
     
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    Radd Cruisers

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    Good read on your backyard workmanship.

    Also very much enjoyed Mark Whatleys contribuition, I just wanted to throttle those punks for torching yet another rig. Goood work on the clean up guys..
     
  5. ken_79-fj40

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    I thought this was a great idea as well. I would have never thought of it myself. And I happen to be collecting parts for a v-8 swap and I have a mini rear axlehousing sitting in my garage. If I can just figure out how to get a centered driveshaft to clear my 79 gas tank I might do it and use a minitruck or some other centered t-case.