Kustom Chop Shop: 20 September 2009

20 September 2009: Making Custom Axles!--- My name is Samuel (HalfAssKustoms). I use that name halfasskustoms for almost everything that has to do with CARS...I'm a car guy. I have had 8 old so far and I have a '62 Caddy now. I like everything old and cars!

Here's a method for making custom axle lengths, along with the the tools that I use. You will need brass rod (1/32, .032), a pair of cutters and a pair of pliers, along with something to mark the axle with. As far as hammers go, I use a mini hammer, but you don't have to. Lastly, you'll need your chassis and your donor wheels.


The first thing you want to do is brad one end of the brass. You only need a little length showing through. I place the rod at the pivot point for support.



Once you have one end flat then slide your donor wheels on. Insides together.



Cut the axle on the mark. It's better to leave it a little too long rather than cut it too short. Repeat the flatting process only this time with both wheels on.



Once you have one end flat then slide your donor wheels on. Insides together.



Then place the wheels and axle on the chassis to be used. Mark the axle where it needs to be cut.



Cut the axle on the mark. It's better to leave it a little too long rather than cut it too short. Repeat the flatting process only this time with both wheels on.



Place the new axles in the chassis and secure with what ever method you normally use.



You can paint the axle ends whatever color you choose...silver...body color...etc. I hope this helps when thinking of what wheels you want to use when making a custom HW. Next month, I will talk about ??????????? Well, you'll just have to say tuned.

See you next month!
~Sam