Restomod Day 11 - Building


Pictures from Day 11: Replacing the axles to enable using metal sleeve bearings

The axle design up for replacement

Front Axle

The initial axle design uses the plastic bushings that came with the car.

3D Printed Axle early version

Some failed prints to investigate. Most of these came at the layer above the flat surface on the axle where the diameter decreased.

Three failed axle prints

Standalone axle and sleeve bearing

3D printed axle with metal sleeve bearing

The fit for the metal sleeve bearings

3D printed axle mounted to the car

Custom Bullitt-style wheels mounted using the same axle system on the '05 Mustang

Fully assembled wheel setup with new axle