So my buddy and I are in the process of building a transaxle buggy. needed yota axles and found this....... be warned of the explicit hackjob you are about to witness.... lol copied his post from pirate this morning
over the weekend I picked up a 96 tracker for the yoda axles...and its such a spectacular HACKJOB that it needed documented for posterity..fortunatly he never got driveshafts in it..so it was just an ugly lawn decoration.
first off..the front toy rusty-fallinapart-frame was torched off and plated to the exzisting tracker frame
but he did use the front upper a-arm pockets to fit mounts that went to the original toy motor mounts...
anyway 6 3/8 bolts and the front fell out..literally..the steering wasnt bolted in..heck the double joints caused binding..so he just hose clamped some steel plates in to keep it shimmed up..
then onto the back..its late 50's chevy (per builder)..that was cut in half..and cut width wise..booger welded to the frame..no other support..then the shackle mounts metal screwed and the cast iron bracket welded..then the HUMONGOUS shackle welded to the frame..and finished off with a U bolt for a shackle bolt..
Originally Posted by wanderer-RRORC
it took all of 10min of grinding to get BOTH sides off..
how she sits now...body is ready for pickup...axles are out to be cleaned up..motor/trans/tcase are on the floor to be sold..
it took me and sully about 4hrs to get it all done..hardest part was pullin the motor..that took an hour..