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Old 08-18-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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Default Using a vanquish brake rotor and a CFM centered pumpkin axle to make scale Rockwell?

Can any of the awesome fabricators on here make this happen? Would it be feasible or would it be smarter to just machine the driveline brake from scratch? Could the driveline brake be made to spin?

The wheels are turning, just have no idea where to start. I wanna build something similar to the Avalanche buggy with scale rockwells and I figure this is the best way. Probably not? Yes no maybe so?

I dunno, just an idea.

If somebody makes it, I'll buy it. I guess that's really all I'm saying hahaha....
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:26 PM   #2
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if you're using a vanquish brake rotor it'd probably be cheaper just to buy some blackwells.
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:33 PM   #3
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if you're using a vanquish brake rotor it'd probably be cheaper just to buy some blackwells.
Yeah not exactly cost effective, that's why I was thinking just machine a simple disc.

The main thing would be to have the driveline brake spin, do the blackwells do this?
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:35 PM   #4
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yes. they do spin. they're set up so you can use them on a 6x6. you can just take the brake rotor off of them and replace it with a driveshaft to turn it into a center axle
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Oh well damn problem solved
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:21 PM   #6
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Yup, either run them stock

or have them turned into BlackRock 60s
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:23 AM   #7
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Looked a whole lot sexier with square tubes. Round tubed rockwells just looks wrong.
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Looked a whole lot sexier with square tubes. Round tubed rockwells just looks wrong.
Not when your cloning some of the coolest 1:1 housings ever built



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Now thats one BAD ASS axle .


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The best part of the modded axle housing is lighter weight for a ligther rig, a real sqaure tube type Rockwell is beef for 2 1/2 ton or 5 ton rigs , the lightened version is better for a trail / comp rig.



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Yes I am picking hairs.
But your housing looks nothing like that custom housing.
I'm not trying to belittle you - just doesn't look right to me.
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The best part of the modded axle housing is lighter weight for a ligther rig, a real sqaure tube type Rockwell is beef for 2 1/2 ton or 5 ton rigs , the lightened version is better for a trail / comp rig.
Saying its "better" is debatable. In 1:1 or 1:10.
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Yes I am picking hairs.
But your housing looks nothing like that custom housing.
I'm not trying to belittle you - just doesn't look right to me.

Saying its "better" is debatable. In 1:1 or 1:10.
The rear is different cuz I don't run rear steer. The front will be identical. Only thing I'm not cloning are the plated center housing compared to the traditional Rockwell center chunk.
And it is better in both, both are lighter and offer more ground clearance. Round objects move over rocks and obstacles better than square flat surfaces. Less drag also.
I know you're not being ill willed or anything and everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I wheel 1:1 and build them also for the last 16 years. I've been around enough stuff and used nearly every option out there both personal and in competition.


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I've been offroad for awhile myself - even lucky enough to play and wheel in some pretty crazy places around this planet.
Light weight is not always a better thing. It's all about weight in the right places. Round might slide better but I know you've heard it "Drive better" lol. I try not to ever say one way is better than another - all depends on the what and where. What works in KOH would never last in russia. What works at Ladoga would never last in England.

If you made the plated center section it would look better to me. That's what's throwing it off. It makes me wonder how someone chucked up a Rockwell housing in a lathe. That would be a sight.
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I think the turned ones look pretty damn cool myself !
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It makes me wonder how someone chucked up a Rockwell housing in a lathe. That would be a sight.[/QUOTE]

They don't, the center section is custom built and then tubes are welded on.


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Yes the real one - I realize that. I am talking about your 1:10 version.
There would be other ways todo what you did to real housing but because there is no welds and it's smooth and clean - it looks like it was chucked in a lathe to me.
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Oh, you threw me when you said Rockwell.
Yes I chucked it in the lathe to turn the tube down, this way I could taper it into the housing. Rally easy and quick.


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