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My first Rockwell experience

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by sickquad, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. sickquad

    sickquad 1/2 ton status

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    A friend of mine, called me up this afternoon to ask if I would help him move some axles tonight. I said sure knowing he has been on the hunt for one ton running gear for a cheap price for a long time. So I show up and there is a set of absolutely massive Rockwell 2.5 ton axles on the bed of his truck. I can't believe how big these things are. Talk about unsprung weight.

    Best part is he got them both for $100. He cleans out old buildings, houses and yards on the side. Recycles scrap metal for people, basically hauls stuff people don't want anymore. Well he did a old garage this weekend and in the back there was a set of Rockwells. The new owner of the building is tearing it down and had no idea what they were. He did say that they looked like they were worth money and my buddy offered $100 for them.

    Anyways, Rockwells are absolutely massive axles. I am impressed.

    -Chris
     
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    I'll double it!? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Two of you unloaded them by HAND?????
     
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    Two of you unloaded them by HAND?????

    [/ QUOTE ]I could see two guys unloading the with a hoist. /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     
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    Nope, we used a engine lift. It would definitely take about 4 people to move these things without a lift.

    -Chris
     
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    Yah, we have had to move many of those beaste around the shop and I was gonna raise the BS flag!!!!
     
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    Just in caparison to us persons who haven't seen rockwells before, how much bigger are they then 1 ton axles?
     
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    Like a 38 to 44!!!! or a 49!!!
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif That must be heeavy /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
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    Myself and one other person moved a set arround before without to much problem.


    They are not to bad at all, when you dissasemble them first. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    It was funny, we moved a samurai frame the same day, and then empty rockwell housings weighed more than the sammy frame.
     

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