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  1. elebeu

    I love these old videos. Sometimes I wish I could have lived back then….sometimes.

  2. Tenmaru89

    Me too, I like how simple they explain things and how informative it actually is.

  3. moseyo tam

    Wow, I’m basically confused on how full floating, semi-floating, 3/4 floating works and Goggling doesnt seem to give me the easy explanation. There are some pictures and definitions yes… but this old school video is the winner. I wish there is a video how 3/4 floating works. But at least I know know how full vs semi floating works.

  4. Sidharth Parmar

    searching for superlike Button…

  5. Carlos Vreal

    wow I thought I was the only one who thought this!….

  6. Jason Carpp

    That makes for easier service and maintenance of the rear axle of a truck if you can just remove an axle shaft without having to remove the whole axle.

  7. TheTundrawolf

    Look at the thickness of those splines! On the axle shaft!

    1. PGTMR2

      +grngs1 Be careful, might go blind or get jazz hands or something.

  8. De19thKingJulion

    Back in the days when you would go to the cinema and watch these! Funny how a “heavier, huskier” axle is better than a lighter one back in the 1930s. Today car makers are trying to make everything lighter, and a new component heavier than a previous model is seen as a major design flaw!

    1. Blaine Bugaski

      I remember my Grandfather cutting his rather large corner lot with a plug in mower.  Took him two days at a slow pace.  Ugh.

      Takes about an hour and a half with a Toro personal pace 22″ mower if that gives you any perspective of the lot size.

    2. Eiserntors Phantom of the Opera

      I have approx.  half acre of grass. . It takes 30, minutes to cut with my zero turn.
      (that is timed from when I stand up to when I sit back down on the couch), (getting it out of the shed, mowing, cleaning it with my blower, and putting it back away, included)  ahhhhh….Life is good……

    3. DDS029

      Fords, and Dodges too. 3/4 ton and up. But what they don’t tell you is how much of a bitch it is to get the other half of the broken axle shaft out.

    4. Maritime Misfits

      Nate Jones You think thats quick, most driveshafts can be removed in 3 minutes with an impact. Just 4 bolts on the rear end and pull out from the transmission.

    5. ike fun

      +DDS029 it’s actually really easy to get the broken out course you don’t see broken axles anymore

  9. Tony Rodriguez

    Rest in peace everyone on this video

    1. Alberto Rodriguez

      ksnap snap and at your comment too hahaha

    2. jed-henry Witkowski

      This was for Chevrolet, so no one was Found On Road Dead!

    3. Maxumized

      Tony Rodriguez you had to be that guy

    4. eksine

      Rest in peace you in 5 minutes I’m coming to your house

    5. Tomas Gaming

      My grandma is older than this video.

  10. Buick Mackane

    Very interesting, I learned something today.

  11. Redoubt South

    We learned as we went along, no doubt.

    Thanks for sharing this history 🙂

  12. Patriot_USMC

    Very nice explanation, great vid (film)! 😉

  13. pradeep karna

    can any1  explain easily the diff between clearance and tolerance

    1. charlietow

      Depends on what you’re talking about. But when speaking of machining processes, clearance is the distance pieces/parts clear each other without binding up, causing damge. Example, the clearance(backlash) of a ring and pinion gear set is .005-.008″. Tolerance is the allowable limit that a piece can deviate from specifications. Example, the pinion shaft diameter should be 1.75″ +/- .0005″.

  14. Kaushal Jhala

    Thnxx a lot . Really this video is made me very clear.

  15. Machine Gun Nest

    early 60’s chevy stole the jaguar car rearend

  16. GSXRNissan

    Ideal ist das man die Antriebswelle von außen wechseln kann.

    1. djpalme

      +GSXRNissan Toyota Landcruiser – Troop Carrier.

  17. tosgem

    Back in the days before marketing people discovered the general population cares more about music, boobs, and smooth voice-overs than facts

    1. Martin D A

      +tosgem Funny animals come before smooth voice overs.

    2. Indrid Cold

      Martin D A Do not forget clowns. Funny clowns came before cartoon animals. Oh, and gorilla suits, lots and lots of gorilla suits were employed..

    3. Desmond's Corner

      only one of those are actually bad
      and i imagine clowns are like teachers and cashiers, you become a clown because you love kids and like to entertain, and then the job slowly makes you hate both

    4. Abu Antar

      To appeal to a wider market, you have to likewise appeal to lesser minds with shorter attention spans.

  18. Ivan Sapozhnikov

    Wow. I’ve never thought about how does a roller bearing work.

  19. sooperknob

    I was looking for a full floating vaporous apparition, and ended up here.

    1. Blaine Bugaski

      +sooperknob Ghostly!

  20. Carmel Pule'

    At 1.30, I would have preferred if the two ends  tubes  were spun before pushing them in,  what is shown is a friction weld but I would preferred if the joint was red hot due to spinning. 
    If one needs a self aligning bearing, then there is some inaccuracy in the manufacturing and at 2.36 the half shaft could be subjected to bending and metal fatigue,
    I think the distortion of the  barrelled rollers with the load is a little exaggerated as if that was the case, I just wonder how the metal fatigue  on those rollers would affect the life of a roller, especially if they are surface hardened.  I suppose they will distort a little, but not much as shown. Still they went into great details in their advertising their products. 
    To think that only a little circular clip is all there is to stop the wheel from moving out of its place is a little frightening, It must be a good Cir   clip.

    1. TheMeisterize

      +Carmel Pule’ read: 1936. As in 80 years ago.

    2. Nebula7

      +Carmel Pule’ “I think the distortion of the  barrelled rollers with the load is a little exaggerated as if that was the case”

      If you paid attention, you would have heard during the end of the animation that he said “This drawing has been greatly exaggerated.”

    3. Home Theater Junky

      The bearings have to self align as the axle tubes flex a lot under load. Half ton axles and bearings fail a lot under hard use because they use a fixed single bearing that can not tolerate tube flex. These full floating axles are close to a perfect design if clean oil and grease (outer bearings) is kept in them they are almost indestructible and the exact same topology is used today in 3/4 ton+ HD trucks all the way up to super massive Belaz 75710 450m ton dump truck. Some railroad equipment also uses the dual Timken self alignment bearing technology. If you called Timken they would give you all the specs of this bearing, I’m sure it’s life span with proper maintenance is longer than dirt is old.

  21. Joe Dirt

    Fuck yeah. Sweet video

  22. a DIY Car Guy

    I’d be pissed if I bought a truck in ’35 and then all of a sudden in ’36 they made it a lot better.

    1. ProbablyInsane

      +Bo Huggabee before the 1911 the 1903 was like the only really successful 1911 predecessor and the 1903 is like a different gun entirely but still really cool and desirable.

    2. ? ꧁Æ♱ℍᴲᮄℜᴲⅅ꧂?

      I’d be more pissed if they never made any improvements to their vehicles since 1935

    3. Adrian S.S.L

      thats what happen to our pc and graphics card now.

    4. James Ray

      +Andrew Peterson Not many could afford a new truck during the dirty 30’s, that was the great depression.

    5. eksine

      You’ve mastered time travel?

  23. JO Grobler

    Almost sounds like George W Bush is teaching me about floating rear axles.

    1. Ben Wolfram

      I was thinking it sounded like Gerald Ford! 🙂

    2. Ian Harper

      +Ben Wolfram i bet it was

    3. Joe Vignolo

      George W. Bush couldn’t figure out how a floating axle works, let alone teach someone else.

    4. Mike Campbell

      Yet he graduated from Yale and became President…

  24. TheSRBgamer63

    4:47 everything so shiny and new :D.

    1. Son of a Zombie

      The chrome has so much bling it makes the grainy black and white film look like it is in color

    2. mattjza71

      TheSRBgamer63 and pretty impressive machining considering everything was done on paper and pencil.

    3. EpiDemic117

      yeah that’s an incredibly beautiful display. I’ve never seen chrome plated gears. It looks so damn neat especially with the machining.

    4. chuck fischer

      Back in ’36 they didn’t have the means to jump forward to 1964 and film a beat-up greasy one.

    5. Fox

      It’s chromed so it doesn’t rust. The ones actually in use don’t look like that

  25. Chuck Kissel

    Just amazing that the axles today are nearly the same.

    1. DDS029

      MrManniG I think if look and listen closer THEY NEVER SAID A CAR. But that being said, practically all front wheel drive cars you can remove the axle shafts without removing the wheel and tire.

    2. cdthomas

      MrManniG a brand new truck on any lot that’s a 2500 or more will have a full float rear end

    3. ike fun

      +DDS029 name one front wheel drive car that you can remove the axle shafts without taking the tire off you got to access the nut somehow you retard not to mention you’ve got to get to your ball joints to take them loose just moving everything out of the way

    4. Devin Williams

      you can get an axle nut through a center cap hole ike

    5. ike fun

      +Devin Williams (;ll) what the fuck does that have to do with anything retard

  26. FLSTF87

    Can anyone identify which model of Chevrolet rear axle this is?

    1. FLSTF87

      +al hart But that would be Dana then. Not Chevrolet built.

    2. al hart

      well enter the real world of business many companies are derived from others, this case the auto industry.

    3. FLSTF87

      Maybe so for some axles. But the legendary Corporate 14-bolt is Chevy built and that’s it.. Nothing to do with Dana or their 60.

    4. Longbox55

      +FLSTF87 I haven’t been able to come with a model number for it, but most likely it was built by Detroit Gear & Axle, which was a major supplier to GM well into the late ’60s and early ’70s for Truck axles.  The design itself is 100% GM, though.

    1. Lucas Amoriim

      +SVAFnemesis dat accent

  27. ComandanteJ

    To get as much info in a video produced today, you’d need it to be one hour long.

    1. roscoefoofoo

      John Martin: Psychosis, much? What have Jews got to do with dominating TV, how much info is in a 5 min. film on axle design, etc.? Get the bugs out of your brain and the worm out of your heart.

    2. Mickey Bitsko

      And you’d have to work in global warming somehow.

    3. jed-henry Witkowski

      And the bulk of it would be simply marketing to just about anyone, rather than a target group.

      I worked in marketing, so I am not knocking it, I’m just saying.

  28. Troy Slyker

    I want a ’36 Chevy!

  29. Jorge Macias

    Use a hand like a hammer, bad very bad. 1:20

    1. TheFishCostume

      +Jorge Macias All they did was push the piece into place… A hammer would have been a terrible choice of tool.

    2. Jorge Macias

      +Militaryman4455 Maybe you don’t know that the repetitive hand hitting (like the production line worker) can produce carpal tunnel syndrome. This operation can be made using a rubber hammer.

    3. Militaryman4455

      +Jorge Macias Are you done with your crying or is there more?

    4. Nornev

      +Jorge Macias you work for OSHA don’t you?

    5. Martin D A

      +Jorge Macias Are you mad? A gentle nudge to drop the axle housing in place – no hammer, neither rubber or of any material required. The ideal tool? Palm of hand.

  30. Jason Rose

    Wonder if I could get one of those on the back of my Silverado? Hmm…

    1. Masterman5010

      if ya can craft one yea

    2. Home Theater Junky

      My Silverado has a corporate 14 bolt full floater very similar to this axle, some Chevrolet”s also use Dana 60’s that are very close. Some of the new HD trucks use Dana 70/80’s that are even larger.

    3. ROTAXD

      quicksilverva if she’s a 3/4 ton or heavier she’s already got that setup.

  31. ramairgto72

    No video of the guy fishing out chunks of axle shaft..

    1. harrygatto

      And the broken piece of the shaft? Just leave it in there?

    2. Norman Hammond

      Fish around references getting the piece out… Can you read?

    3. harrygatto

      I am referring to the video, not your witterings.

    4. sicsempertyrannis23

      Long, magnetized rod will remove everything.

    5. Ellie Price

      The axle was broken so the viewer should assume the broken pieces were removed before the new axle was installed. A video of this complete procedure was probably produced for Chevrolet mechanic’s training.

  32. Filipe Mendonça

    i want modern car comercials to be just like this

    1. Madd Dogg

      A little cool history – these demonstration “short reels” were often played in movie theaters (this was all before television) and people were used to the variety entertainment format that Vaudeville offered. In the 1920s through 1940s, audiences expected about 3 to 5 short reels including short comedies like The Three Stooges, Joe Stokes (Behind The Eight Ball) and others, and one or two animated cartoons before the feature movie. (This is why many theaters today still play a short intro clip saying: “Feature Presentation.” And also where we get the term “Trailer,” since previews were all shown after the feature presentation.)

    2. Vitamin B

      Today people are too stupid and wound appreciate it.

    3. John Ross

      +xaenon they are not as smart. They are retarded

    4. Maching Gun Chuy

      Na if they made them like this then everyone will stop buying cars lol

    5. anoname

      5 min commercials? no ty

  33. Bige4u

    I dont know about you guys, but the chevrolet rear end looked alot like the ford 9” rear end…. did chevrolet come out with that design first, then ford started using too?

    1. Longbox55

      +Bige4u I would have to check to see who actually used that design first, but to answer the question, yes, Chevrolet was using the drop out 3rd member style differential long before Ford was. They were using it in 1925, Ford didn’t start using that style until 1957, which is when the 9″ came out.

  34. Martin D A

    Wonderful, just wonderful. Thank you.

  35. Martin D A

    All this talk of rear ends! I am going to surf for front bottoms.

  36. John-Del

    4:50 A) the guy carries extra axles along with his lunch pail? and B) if the axle breaks, how do you get the rest of the axle out of the housing without pulling the access cover?

    1. R. J Patt

      +ohger1 The teeth on the shaft usually strip but if it does happen to snap you may have to remove the access cover.

    2. ike fun

      John-Del magical invention called a magnet retard it came out the very next day

  37. ThisIsNot AnAlias

    this guy talks really slowly

    1. Elrarion

      I think its so that people won’t get confused.

    2. Nathan Zachary

      ThisIsNot AnAlias it’s amazing i have add and fae it makes it so easy and simple to keep up and follow

  38. dhy5342

    It”s not so easy getting the broken axle stub out.

    1. ike fun

      dhy5342 what’s so hard about it retard get a magnet and pull it out

    2. Homecomfort

      ike fun: because, nitwit, when they break, the shaft gets twisted from the torque, and can jam inside the axle tube. usually have to remove other axle and beat it out with a long bar. A magnet will not work, stick to your toy cars.

    3. ike fun

      Homecomfort not when this video was made retard what the f*** are you 12 years old or something you retarded piece of s***when this video was made they didn’t have chromoly shafts and all the fancy s*** they have nowadays it didn’t twist it was just a clean snap you stupid f*** pull it out grab the rest of it with a magnet and go down the road!!!! And even nowadays it’s very rarely that the get mangled unless you’re doing something incredibly stupid!!!

    4. Shaun Kijak

      ike fun your one mean and ugly summbitch

    5. ike fun

      Shaun Kijak I’ll take that over being a retarded little b**** like you

  39. steelmesh

    God damn, take my money

    1. JBat5202

      that’ll be 2,000 dollars for a heavy duty truck with the new and improved axle

    2. Desmond's Corner

      you forgot to account for inflation

    3. The California Garage

      JBat5202 try 1200

    4. Hahodi d

      2,000 in today’s money is about 36 grand

    5. eksine

      With appreciation that comes to $50000, cash or card?

  40. Artisto Nope

    0_0 Removal of the shaft WITHOUT HAVING TO- JEEZ
    I wonder why this design was ditched- IMO modern tech could improve on the simple designs of the past

    1. Will G.

      It’s called GREED! Corporate greed! And rackeetering!

    2. Will G.

      Like how everything has to be some kind of law to also generate money.

    3. forever spinnin18

      Artisto Nope semi trucks still have that concept, it’s scary though because a theif could take the tires, differential and axles from the truck on the spot!! It’s so simple with just a push of a hub with a sledgehammer! Gotta put heavy hubcaps on!

    4. Mike Dale

      They didn’t ditch it. Pretty much every heavy duty truck (semis, buses, etc..) use full floating axles. 3/4 and 1-ton pickups use them as well.

    5. carguy 76ia

      SMiller5488 He could have a heavy half. I’ve had a couple. 14 bolt, full floater rear. But, the majority is definitely 10 bolt with c-clips.

  41. Fab?

    Chevy with the W since ’36

    1. ascotchegg

      #CitationNeeded Squad

  42. nomadben

    I think it’s pretty amazing that this exact, identical rear axle design is still used on heavy-duty trucks, 80 years later.

    1. Jamin Mills

      I was just noticing our 1971 grain truck had pretty much the same axle as shown in that video.

    2. forever spinnin18

      Ben until flying cars and iPhones are in control of everything. Things are changing quicker than a loaf of bread finishes baking in today’s world!

    3. W00DCHUCK

      Luca Fuoco “when will we finally” it’s when we will finally.

    4. jed-henry Witkowski

      Ah, the claymore mine has it beat! Over a thousand years it has caused mass casualties among enemy troops and the only thing to change was material of its construction.

    5. carguy 76ia

      Cato Rodi Well, no. You need to get into 3/4 and 1 ton trucks (all the way up to semis) to get a full floater axle. The center section (third member) works similarly, but the ends of the housing, hubs, axle retention, etc. is completely different from what you’ll see on the typical Escalade.

  43. MeatHook

    Well hell looks like you’re a piece of shit Mr. 35′ Chevy.  Pathetic piece of crap.  I’m going to get drunk now and slap you while I wish you were a 36′!

  44. Nop ื์Nawakit

    how can i buy some? Lol

  45. evan leo

    great video!this is true ingenuity!

  46. Chad Jones

    they made everything so much simpler back then , and better . WOW that is super easy to change an axle ! wish I coulda lived back then

    1. ROTAXD

      Chad Jones you can still do that with most (all?) 3/4 ton & up pickups.

    2. Nobody Nonperson

      I think you did.

  47. Gr1pEnemy

    I’m willing to bet, it would sink…

  48. Joey Diaz

    This is sweet my axles on my 73 3/4 ton can be pulled awesome video

  49. Matt Farah's Million Mile Lexus

    I’ve never heard of those squish-o-matic bearings, probably not a good design so it didn’t last long.

    1. Mellow Guy

      aahaha . . . tapered roller bearings are still in common use today on full floater axles.

    2. Matt Farah's Million Mile Lexus

      Tapered roller bearings that taper on _both_ sides?

    3. Jeff Mullinix

      Those Sqiush-o-matic bearings are the same bearings Chevy used in there new Shift-o-matic transmission .

  50. David Devan

    good explanation ,easy to understand and straight to the point, THANK YOU for the upload 🙂

  51. Chad Yelland

    I love these old videos

  52. Jeff Mullinix

    Remind you all Chevy did not invent the Taper roller Bearings nore was they the first to use them in automobiles . Timken bearing is the first I know of who first made them here in the USA back in the 20’s And they was not the first too have tapered bearing . Lathe’s and milling machines have them back in the 1800 . Horse and buggies had taper bushings that goes back into Roman times . So this is the not the beginning of propaganda from Companies and our government . Know the truth and know what is the truth . We been lied to for a long time . The first commercialization goes way back before Christ in China and working of steel in the industrial scale goes back into the bronze age in China . They were the first to mass produce iron and making of steal with use of carbon in about 300 AD . Old remnants that still in existence in China to date .

    1. Shawn Bottom

      Jeff Mullinix The point of the video section about bearings was to demonstrate the use of spherical rollers, not straight tapered roller bearings. Their advantages are clearly shown. Chevy may have been the first American truck company to employ them but I don’t know and it doesn’t matter. The video was made by Chevy to show the improvements made over their previous product. They weren’t claiming to be the first in anything, and especially not being the first to use “Timken” bearings which those aren’t in the common sense of the word.

    2. Nobody Nonperson

      Oops – thay ain’t tapered rollers. They are barrelled.

    3. carguy 76ia

      Timken has supplied bearings to GM in the past, so what’s your damn point?

  53. Justin Berryman

    not this exact but yes close enough Chevy don’t use a solid member housing is used by Chevy Ford however does still

  54. blacknester

    Wait, aren’t most cars FWD?

    1. jessejames!

      most cars today are front wheel drive, while most trucks are rear wheel drive. Advantage of having front wheel drive is your torque doesn’t go down as much compared to rear wheel drive.

    2. Rights And Liberty

      blacknester no most are rwd, today and since the 1980s Japan and some euro cars were mostly fwd. Australia sadly stopped manufacturing a few months ago but they only made rwd. Fwd are shithouses and mostly spin only one wheel.

    3. Goobers

      SD70ace_railfan why sadly?

    4. YamahaYFS200

      FWD sucks, it’s a way for auto manufactures to make a cheaper more compact vehicle at the expense of handling and fun.
      As you accelerate weight shifts from the front of your vehicle towards the back, so if you have fwd your drive tires get less traction as you accelerate harder due to them lifting up basically. Theres more pro’s and cons for fwd vs rwd but that’s just some basic comparisons.

    5. 67 Scout 800

      We put cookie sheets under my friends rear wheel tires of his fwd Saturn. He could do donuts like nothing else.

  55. Jeb Watson

    Damn, never thought I’d say it, but this makes me want a chevy.

  56. LvcBrd

    Good old days when HEAVIER was a merit

    1. Drew Thompson

      +carguy 76ia : AH! A stink potter! No wonder we don’t get along! The usual size cooler will hold a 6 pack, quite a bit of ice, and a modest lunch for a total of 3 on the boat. So really not a bad rule. Boats have been disqualified during the random spot checks of fleet. Spare water is usually room temperature. “Push my boat”. Do you know we use vacuum to pull the boat into the wind? (well, generated low pressure). Some people are surprised at that. A sailboat is more work, but i need the exercise. I tell people that racing is like playing chess on a moving chess board, with the changing winds and the other boats to continually plan around. BTW: all my sailboats have been capable of planning. This past fall, my GPS indicated a top speed of 24.8 Knots. I was too busy to look at the knotmeter, but I’m still surprised by that. The GPS isn’t usually wrong, and I know we were going fast, but not as fast as your ‘vette.

    2. carguy 76ia

      Drew Thompson I am definitely not knocking sailing. I love the idea of it, but I haven’t found the right boat for the right money, and I think I need to reduce my number of hobbies. It’s all good. I don’t get along well with power boats, when I’m in my kayak. haha

    3. carguy 76ia

      Drew Thompson I did not know that you use a vacuum to move the boat, but some aviation principles help me to understand it. Thanks for the clarification.

    4. Drew Thompson

      +carguy 76ia : I’m not knocking power boats, but we do have to keep up appearances… Sails are like vertical wings, same principles. Old sail loose their shape, become porous, then you don’t sail well. The keel and rudder are symmetrical foils also. Due to good boat prep, I can sail as close as 30 degrees off of straight into the wind. Not many boats can do that. It cuts a lot of distance and time off the race course, as most boats sail about 45 degrees off the wind. But you might notice I do prep the boat. Good luck on your hobbies. (except the power boat, of course) If you’re interested in sailing, try going to a local yacht club and see if anybody needs a crew. There is usually a bulletin board to put your info up. Only cost is beer, and you can see if you like sailing.

    5. carguy 76ia

      Drew Thompson I actually have a friend that has been sailing for about 20 years. Maybe some day I’ll give it a shot. Sounds like a good retirement hobby for me.

  57. Bo Huggabee

    this was america. quality, strength, certainty, reliability, promise, convenience.

    1. Dick Fageroni

      jews and communists ruined everything.

    2. TripTheRoad

      Ok, so how many 1936 trucks are still on the road?
      Stuff is still quality made here, it’s just way more complicated

    3. MuscleNuke

      Dick Fageroni mostly the commies.

    4. eksine

      Those cars didn’t last 200 k

  58. bud morse

    Thanks for the post keep up the good work.

  59. Yavuz Turan

    today, they only give us fancy acronyms for the same tech that everybody has.

  60. MrCadfish

    How the hell did they make these videos and graphics back then??

    1. robuk1981

      MrCadfish the graphics are hand drawn on cells

  61. justin wood

    They don’t build them like they used to. you want to change the axel on a modern-day vehicle you first have to remove the wheel ,the brake caliper and the rotor.

    1. ROTAXD

      justin wood not on a 3/4 ton or heavier.

    2. ike fun

      justin wood you’re a goddamn retard there still the same way you can pull the f****** axle shafts right out without doing anything goddamn idiot

  62. TheFassold

    can you imagine what it would be like if commercials today where educational like this one instead of attacking other companies, if chevy or ford educated us on the tech of their vehicles, they would sell more cars lol

    1. Zoidsfan77

      This would not be very successful in today’s world. Look at the people around you.

    2. a c

      Yeah. every now and then companies do a commercial that gets into details. I remember when GM advertised their rear steering on there silverado/sierra pickups. No one bought it. Those commercials don’t do well. You need a tuff looking cowboy throwing rooster tails in the mud for a truck, a bunch of women laughing and dancing if its an economy car, or some Matthew Mcconaughey looking tool bag talking snobby to sell a luxury car. (no one is buying a Lincoln, Matt)

  63. Sudden Kancho

    I don’t know why, but alluvasudden I wanna bomb Germany.

    1. D4RKHOUND

      God you are immature…

    2. Terence Rucker

      Funniest (and truest) reply all day!!

  64. TheEnragedGamer

    wow I’m watching a ton of these video I like them

  65. LDSRaichuguy

    But it will be decades before independent rear suspension

    1. ROTAXD

      LDSRaichuguy you can keep your irs.

    2. a c

      IRS/IFS is pretty nice but almost impossible to make as strong at the same weight as a straight axle.

  66. TheCoolStuffHD

    They put way more effort into vehicle info videos back in the 30’s than they do now. What a shame. We even have all the technology to make videos just like this.

  67. Oxenan17

    I love the way these things are presented

  68. jamesgjt

    most of the people in this video as well as the speaker are dead….

  69. Stanislav Anikanov

    Goddamit! Good old times, when cars only were becoming better!

    1. MJorgy5

      Stanislav Anikanov
      Yep, like syncing carburetors routinely due to seasonal changes or elevation, replacing spark plugs annually, cleaning carbon-coated valvetrains, oil every couple thousand miles, choking manually, tuning up point ignitions, etc., etc. ‘Ahem’ Old days.

    2. ROTAXD

      MJorgy5 once you had a decent tune, your carb seldom had to be touched. If it did need adjustment…literally any owner could do it properly within a couple of minutes. Plugs & wires…you could do both on a v8 in 1/2 an hour. Manual choke ? So what…it’s not like it was any harder to pull the choke out to start your ride. The problems started to arise as folks got lazy and mfr’s introduced the thermal “automatic” chokes.
      Those of you who bitch about simple stuff today are just spoiled and would never have made it in days’ past.

  70. 1tokeover

    It’s too bad that Chevy trucks are now Mexican stereotypes.

    1. ike fun

      Too bad you’re a complete retard

  71. Dane Pittman

    So if the axle were to snap in two how would you get the other half out.

    1. ROTAXD

      Dane Pittman magnet on a piece of broomstick ?

  72. Tim Ramich

    I don’t understand the “floating” name thing.

  73. Cbmech

    A full floating axle would be splined into the outer cap, this is actually just a semi-floating axle. I’ve only seen a full floating axle once on a Mack truck axle

    1. ike fun

      Cbmech you are a goddamn retard

    2. Robert Grosser

      Cbmech. I am glad that I was not the only one who noticed that.

    3. ike fun

      Robert Grosser f****** retard

    4. Robert Grosser

      ike fun. That’s OK, at least I am not sleeping with my mother.

  74. Yamaha 26003

    chevy was the shit still are esp in the truck selling there num 2

  75. James Holbrook

    but was it any good

  76. Indrid Cold

    Then came front wheel drive where strength, durability, and longevity suddenly disappeared and was marketed as a positive. Turning radius went down, horrible torque steer became problematic, and tyre life was cut in half.

    I am not complaining. Front wheel drive junk is my living. It is 80% of what I repair. But I will never own one, nor recommend one.

    Front wheel drive: The mechanic’s livelihood since 1980.

    1. Useful Entertainment

      Indrid Cold tell me about it. it’s junk. want to win an argument, just say why do the police avoid fwd like the plague. ok point two, let’s say you load your mini van with your ugly kids & your groceries in the back, climb a hill and you tell me where your weight shifts to. brake your tires loose going through a turn in the snow and it’s all over. the transmissions don’t last, cv axles are a joke. funny story, like 3 years ago I got stuck in a snow storm with an 86 camaro with bald tires and air shocks and it was funny going around cars stuck with their 4ways on spinning their little tires trying to climb a hill. it is also smarter & safer to anchor the vehicle to the road by the rear tires, on deceleration the car has a drag on the rear almost like a parachute on a race car, I mean if you were rolling a refrigerator on a hand cart down hill would you rather be in front of it under the weight or behind it. I will say I hate fwd but I’d take a 66-69 toronado. glad to see somebody doesn’t buy into the auto makers bull shit. it’s not rocket science, it’s basic physics.

    2. ROTAXD

      Indrid Cold the old Toronados (& eldorados & rivierias) were the only front drive setups that had any real potential…they used that th425 which was basicly a reconfigured turbo 350.

    3. Indrid Cold

      ROTAXD I have always wanted a Rivera. They were really ahead of the times.

    4. Devin Williams

      this axle is still what they use..this isn’t for regular truck

  77. joseph-mario pelerin

    how bout the front axle huh?

    1. a c

      They are mildly similiar. You just have to include CV or U-joins plus knuckles for turning.

  78. Sketchy

    “It Floats” sounds like a terrible modern horror movie.

  79. absolutepressur

    Oh wow, there’s no spline to the hub, only that bolted joint transmits the torque. I didn’t expect that.

  80. Desmond's Corner

    i was expecting an amphibious car axle, this is better though
    also, i’ve replaced difficult enough axles to wonder why this isn’t in normal cars

  81. Kevin spacey

    Funny how in almost 100 years later the axles are built exactly the same way haha

  82. Motrhead0901

    sounds like the narrator had a few beers before making this video

  83. MrVinnyme

    You know shits real when your advertisement begins with a covered wagon to demonstrate your technology

  84. smithraymond09029

    1:32 engineers designed this for easy access from the outside, I.e. maintenance. Did you hear that BMW and Mercedes?

  85. Ronald de Rooij

    I suspected it for a long time but after seeing this, I think progress is a myth.

    1. Technus

      depends on what we want to progress

    2. greg baird

      It is. It’s just bs made up by people who want credit for nothing.

    3. Arthur Vieira

      You know.. When engineers thoroughly develop a solution, that solution is always valid, until some new tech changes the fundamental parameters of the problem. Modern advances changed more on things like electronics, while hardcore mechanics didn’t change much, aside from new alloy/smelting/tempering and a few other details. I guess the most disruptive tech in that field are composite materials, but until we start seeing rear shafts, gears and what not made out of those, not much will change :D.

    4. Y. Z.

      So go back to a horse-drawn carriage, and see whether that fits you. Wait, horse carriage was an impressive technology in the antiquity. You should lug everything by feet. Better still, walk on four feet.

  86. Abhishek Nakhwa

    This is hilarious!

  87. Gyras

    Wait. How the fuck did that guy get the broken axle piece out of the tube? He would have had to use something, they just skiped it XD

    1. brotherincognito1

      ancient mechanis’s secret….. The ol’ magnet on a stick technique.

  88. Toms Tech

    More time was spent back then making informative videos than they spend today making the vehicle.

  89. Aleksandr Vasilenko

    Talks really slow but says so much. Effecient.

    1. ElevatorMan5482 ElevExperiencing Productions

      I wonder if the film was played back a but slower than its intended speed

    2. Ian Keirstead

      Watch it at 1.25 speed.

    3. Y. Z.

      Watch in 2* speed, less than 3 minutes.

    4. eksine

      People drank water through lead pipes back then. Made them dumber

  90. Aerial Sphere, LLC

    This was not produced in ’36. It’s a modern production made to look and feel like one from that era.

    1. ike fun

      Aerial Sphere, LLC wow you are a retard

  91. Wasiem Qutteneh

    I’m just amazed by the quality of the movie. Did they really have documentaries back in 1936?

  92. MrStephenRGilman

    Narrator sorta sounds like David Lynch.

  93. Expanding Truth

    They dont build them like they used to

    1. a c

      … This axle design is still in use. brand new 2017 heavy duty model trucks use this variant.
      Smaller cars are usually FWD so they don’t need it and light duty trucks almost never break axles so there is no need.

  94. asordid reality

    “They all float down here…”

  95. theandy4ever

    i cried a little

  96. Bikewithlove

    The narrator sounds like David Lynch slowed down.

  97. Dooley Dooley

    I absolutely love these videos.

  98. TARider2

    fuck this is probably still 10 times stronger then the axles they make today! look how much steel that thing is made of!

    1. Arthur Vieira

      I believe that one of the comparable advances from that time to modern technology is probably in the alloys used. Nowadays they’re much stronger. Besides that, the engineering and tech is probably all still the same. But I must admit, back in that day they were building it for extreme longevity, while today there is “product life cycle” shenanigans…

    2. HAMMER 6IX

      +G Henrickson _Sometimes_ expletives are useful.

    3. Devin Williams

      its a big truck. its not for a 1/2″ ton

    4. Devin Williams

      arthur they had to go for longevity because they had no choice. it wasn’t going to last no matter what they did, so better than the competition was how to set themselves apart.

    5. MuscleNuke

      Idk it’s not independent and it doesn’t appear to be forged. I could be wrong.

  99. NIK4014

    back when everything was built to last and not to be cheap as possible

    1. Casa Xtreme

      People nowadays want stuff as cheap as possible, that’s why they build them like that. It’s the customers who decide what is to be produced 😉

  100. Ben Cook

    when yr 1936 model is better than the 2036 one.

  101. Shawn

    That’s pretty cool that you can replace the shaft without removing the tire or the load.

  102. Snarky . Live

    61 people bought ’35s instead of waiting for the ’36

    1. Maching Gun Chuy

      Snarky yeah but do you know what’s coming out next year if you buy a car?

    2. V8 Power

      god darn it I spend 200 dollars on this car, chevy dealer ripped me off he said 36 will be the same.

    3. Tomas Gaming

      It’s like people don’t know and buy iPhone a month or so before new ones come out.

  103. Tony two toes

    if it was a ford and you needed to replace the axle with a full load you would have had to remove the hood the driver side window 3 of the 8 spark plugs the head lights and sucked four guys dicks and only after all of that you would find out the process needed to be repeated because the head lights needed to come off first and a fifth dick needed sucking …………………………….

  104. BleuWaterStones

    good video. no crappy music too

  105. TheHuskyGT

    When cars, and pretty much everything was built steel-solid… Now we live in a plastic world, were everything is disposable within months or just a couple of years at most.

    1. pretty fly for a wifi

      LilOleTinyMe their are plenty of videos on youtube that compair today and yesterdays cars. For instance I saw one that did a crash comparison of a 55 chevy bel air front driver side impact at 40mph..vs a 2015 Ford fusion at 40mph. …the person in the belair had a broken jaw and their foot was pinned/crushed and broken leg/knee and broken collar bone…and the new car the person had seat belt bruising. Thats it lol…old cars held up better in 5mph crashes because it didnt show damage…past the 20mph mark and you are fucked in a old car!

    2. Tb0n3

      John Long Do you live in a salt mine or something? That’s ridiculous. I had an 09 Cobalt, cheap as can be, and just traded in for a new Accord last summer. Nothing wrong with the thing after 7 Northeast winters.

    3. Clayton Hett

      the ford 302, 351, and powerstroke 7.3’s were

    4. eltsen nestle

      John Long….oh c`mon.

    5. Drew Thompson

      Years ago I rebuilt a 1963 chev engine. The rebuild wasn’t caused by the plastic timing gears, they were in good shape. Plastic has it’s uses, just like metal has.

  106. Zak Dwyer

    Joe Pera is that you?

  107. Jackson Peruski

    this was 1936. 81 years ago. everybody in the film is dead now.

    1. GrillsBear Adventures

      Jackson Technologies false

    2. Nathan Gappinger

      For those who would say no, the people in this video were all at least 20 when this video was made. Plus 81 years, that’s over 100. Most of these people are in fact dead.

    3. fadingbeleifs

      Jackson Technologies don’t be so sure…

  108. The California Garage

    this dude talks slower then my history teacher

  109. ChaotiX

    I love these old infomercials. They do a much better job of explaining how things work than todays television broadcasts.

  110. iblockpuncheswithmyface

    Back in the day. When shit was built to last.

    1. Jochen Stacker

      And odometers where built with 5 figures…

    2. eksine

      You have no idea what you’re talking about or anything about cars, you just saw a black and white video and suddenly you are proud to be American

  111. Kimchi Koalaa

    I’m impressed

  112. Chris Laib

    They all float down here…

  113. Loner's Guide

    More intelligent and sophisticated advertising for a more intelligent and sophisticated audience?

  114. ByteMe

    I wish I could’ve seen the world authentically back then. Without black and white bias. Just pure and authentic history.

  115. aebll

    keeps mud out pretty good, too! although if the bearings go the axle will run out the tube, which makes for a weird experience! as you can see in my picture, i am sitting in the bed of my 3/4 ton 1973 Chevy Cheyenne, which i bought in 2007 extremely used for $1200, and have done nothing to it except brakes, the afore-mentioned bearings, and a new battery cable.

  116. Mike Rotch

    I freaking love these videos. Made for the common man…like an educational film should be! Nowadays you have to look up ten different industry terms before you’ve even finished the video. With the internet everyone is expected to know everything

  117. FrankypankyV8

    When ‘made in America’ meant real quality…Awesome movieclip

  118. JoetheGoldenHoe

    Back then they made room for parts and cared about ease of maintenance. Nowadays its all about how much you can cram into a tiny space and saying f you to mechanics.

    1. jed-henry Witkowski

      I’ve heard even dealer mechanics complain about the hoops they gotta jump through.

    2. Eastern Explorer

      +ike fun I never implied they didn’t? Did you even read the conversation? We were comparing new cars to old cars. I think you may be the dumbass.

    3. Josh Brown

      Yeah, stupid regulations. Who needs safety?

    4. Jimmy Hopper

      Tired of cramming my hands into overwhelmingly tight engine compartments and/or taking out 6 things just to get to what I wanted to fix.

    5. Mike Roberti

      EpiDemic117 Yes. Thank Democrats.

  119. Raul Hernandez

    el diferencial,un sistema de transmision muy completo y super efectivo ???????

  120. Dalton T

    Damn I want to buy one

  121. Geovani Smith

    The basics — long before technology complicated things.

  122. id13

    lol. chromium plated gears )

  123. daniel Stark

    would one of those bearings fit on my fidget spinner

  124. raptuous

    Anyone know what the linkages on the diff are around 4:45?

  125. waswestkan

    Interesting.. The film never really illustrated why it’s called full floating axle. You don’t shove in a new axle without removing the remaining portion of the busted axle.

  126. Richard

    And here I am with a 1935 Chevy and its shitty inferior axle…

  127. chippyjohn1

    that’s a huski looking truck!

  128. Morahman7vnNo2

    I’m guessing this film would be shown in movie theaters before someone’s Mickey Mouse cartoon.

  129. God's Chosen People

    I wish kids today would see videos like this. It would give them the desire to create and design to push this country forward.

  130. aj reis

    Back then imagine hom much effort was needed to make one short video, yet it is so informative, consise and to the point. Now days information videos are made in thousands and 99% is useless and un comprehendable junk. F*** you modern day time wasters!

  131. João

    this vid is just state of art!

  132. WolfoxBenny

    I wonder how many hours of rendering to do that animation that has been greatly exaggerated.

  133. John Chadick

    Yeah but that time travel trip would be priceless.

  134. Wiener Jim

    and you’ll float too……

  135. Om Banu

    my friend have a powerstroke 250 with this axle

  136. Om Banu

    68 years later , same axle.

  137. Mr.Crushed

    This old ass documentary helps me a lot

  138. polymetric

    It’s kind of sad how much effort engineers used to put into making things last, given that companies now design products specifically to do the opposite.

    1. Casa Xtreme

      It’s sad that people want these products. Companies only produce what people want.

  139. anes amm

    real american superpower made by the previous centurys restricted euro immigrant stocks. not the globalist moneymen and sellout governments post internet mindless memorizer wannabe western emulating foreigner flooded disunited cesspool america. even after the century/s of war and suffering to give all the others the places of their own they wanted so bad

  140. Jason Lowder

    Everything floats down here, Georgie.

  141. Dilly Dally

    These old videos are amazing.

  142. akbar eshgidust

    In order to serve human beings, you and your country are respected.

  143. Jay P

    This axle is very robust. BEEF CAKE!

  144. Robert story

    You know the guy that got off work after being in his new 1935 chevy truck all day sat down to his TV dinner and saw this ad and said . Those mother fuckers wait till I talk to that salesman that sold me this truck!

    1. Alex S

      That would be pretty hard for him to do considering the television wasn’t even released commercially until 1938. The Chevy ad you watched in this video played at the MOVIE THEATER, not on home TV’s (because homes didn’t have TVs in 1936). Also, commercials weren’t shown on television until 1941. The first “TV commercial” was a 10 second ad for Bulova watches that aired on July 1, 1941.

    2. Robert story

      Alex S I bet that guy was pretty pissed when after working all week he gets up on Saturday and decides to take his wife to the movies. He brags about his truck the whole way to the movies sits down and they play this commercial and he says wtf wait till I get ahold of the salesman who sold me this piece of shit

  145. Sean Mohamad

    Modern car makers today sucks in giving details of what makes their car stand out in the markets. All they know, features must blinds consumers eyes compare to quality and safety.
    I love oldschool rides, I trust the technology back then better than now when it comes to safety, reliability, practical and more. Gadgets are for shit!

  146. ChaotiX

    “We all float down here”

    1. fuzzy wuzzy

      ChaotiX dick sucker

    2. Floyd Botts

      The show “IT” right

  147. 42lookc

    The one thing that I wonder about is the narrator said if you break an axle, you could remove it and replace it without taking off the wheels. It’s easy to get the outside end, but how do you get the inside end of the broken axle out?

    1. lezzman

      I’m just guessing but you probably unbolt the “banjo” inspection plate and push it out from the inside with a flexible tube…of course I stand to be corrected.

    2. JP Onefourseven

      Take the shaft out of the other side and push it out with a long pole.

  148. KremitDeFrog

    replacing the axle without having to remove the wheel? I’m sold!

  149. Kandela Brown

    Now let’s put sensors and computers everywhere; AND RUIN IT.

    1. V8 Power

      I’m 30 and I hate sensors too uselles junk they never tell you something went wrong cause they go wrong first and then everything shuts down cause computer thinks that there was some massive breakdown.

    2. Y. Z.

      @V8 Power Good point. You need to weigh the probability of sensors go wrong vs. the things they are sensing go wrong.

    3. Jochen Stacker

      Error codes are your friend! In dem olden days, everything would just keep running, untill grrrrrrRRRRRZZZZZZKRRRRBLAM!
      Nowadays the sensor will warn you well in advance of any problems. And people are then pissed off that they have to spend a few hundred to put something right instead of a few thousand because of the above KABLAM!

    4. Y. Z.

      @Jochen Stacker I have no problem with die Sensoren telling me something is going wrong. Just don’t make shit decisions for me. Even the best AI (huge CPU/GPU consumption) is still dumb in the unexpected cases.

      Furthermore, even if computers become smarter than people, who do they make decision for? Is it in us, average consumers’, best interests, or is it in the interest of tyrannical monopoly? Nowadays, your laptops are bundled with bundlewares, preinstalled by laptop manufacturers. They are basically sponsored junks you never want. One of my laptops used 60% CPU while doing nothing, newly purchased out of store. When I uninstalled every bundleware, it uses below 5% now. How about cars track your position, identities, photos, when you are driving and at what speed and so on, and sell your information to the highest bidder, all without your knowledge?

    5. V8 Power

      Not really, nothing ever fails without any warning you know and if you keep your car in good shape then nothing catastrophic will ever happen, but if you just drive it without ever changing oil etc then well not even error codes will help you.

  150. johnathan bowman

    I see some flaws even in the revised version. I mean what’s up with the barrel shaped bearing? Not to mention ,if that axle did break , it’s not just so easy to change . Back then they had wedges around the nuts that held the axle in place that had to be hammered out with a sledgehammer, also when that axle breaks it leaves all kinds of pieces in that rear end housing that must be removed before the rear end can be operated again . Just saying ?

  151. chasebh89

    Lmao the single narrator in 1930s-40s knew everything

  152. 3beltwesty

    The 1936 Chevy Truck Rear Axle shaft Inner & Differential Side Roller Bearing is part number KD12051Z . New bearings by Federal-Mogal, Delco, SKF await you. This bearing is used on GM trucks from 1936 to 1984. The “newer” part number is 9412426 ie after 1944. An even “newer” part number is Delco S612. It fits a 2002 Chevy C3500HD truck, a 1993 one too.Interchange Part Number: 9412426, 09412426, KD12051-Z, PKD12051Z, WE61198.   Thus your local dealer might tell you that they have no 1936 truck axle bearings, but they have one in stock that is the same bearing

    1. Adam A

      excellent i’ll have to keep that in mind when my 1936 differential goes out

    2. bob brooks

      Good to know as I own 7 of those axles.

    3. Arthur Vieira

      Nice. How do you know this stuff? 🙂

  153. john martin

    I imagine Germanys axes were much better as their bearings worked much better and German steel has always been superior

  154. Matthew Weisenburger

    Back when they sold their vehicles by showing their build quality not “real people not actors”

    1. Y. Z.

      Psychology ads killed ads industry. Nowadays, people skip contentless and brainwashing ads as fast as they can, or use an a.d.-blocker.

    2. Heineken FiftySeven

      Oh dude.. You gotta check out Mahk from the YouTube Channel “Zebra Corner” He hates those “real people not actors” commercials so much he does parodies of them!

  155. EPICMAN 1215

    My video opened up with an ad for the Ford Escape. Good job.

  156. The Blue BlobFish

    Why cant modern car commercials be like this?

  157. Let It Happen

    They say shit floats…???

  158. MatchstalkMan

    Cracking video! Thanks!

  159. Shop Dog

    Built to be easily serviced

  160. Abdiassis Ahmed

    White people are amazing

  161. Gmtail

    Now we just worry if our trucks have heated/cooled and sometimes massaging seats..

  162. Unco Casey

    Everyone is saying the 35′ owners were stictched up but the 36′ owners got a brand new and incredibly unreliable system. Imagine how shit those bearings we’re in 36.

  163. James Stone

    I wish working on an axle only took 30 seconds now it takes an hour or better

  164. jrea424

    I love how parts where just made as solid and as heavy duty as possible, is this because they didnt yet understand shear strengths and load capacities quite yet?

  165. Enter The Hunter

    seems like trucks are built a lot more user-friendly back then

  166. Mark Reynolds

    ……………. Much respect to the old timers who designed this amazing piece of engineering history. ?

  167. Gudjon Pall Gudmundsson

    Surprisingly good tech eighty plus yrs later and Hardly any improovement

  168. jan3019

    For me the most amazing thing on this clip is the way they edit it back then 🙂

  169. Ghetto Wagon

    Got to get that 1936 over the 1935 model!

  170. Mike Studmuffin

    I need this in my camaro.

  171. simonriddick

    you’ll float too 😐

  172. Jim Acosta

    Horseless carriages will never catch on. . .

  173. barmu

    still better design than new cars XD

    1. JP Onefourseven

      Heavy trucks and a few new cars still use this.

  174. Joseph Stokes

    What! No horrible intrusive background music? Thanks for the video! Very interesting.

  175. Thomas Maughan

    I had full floating rear axle on my Ford F250.

  176. JavaNocKziK

    4:52 – “Axle shaft brakeeege is extremely remoot”

  177. Rice Crash

    So where can I buy one ?

  178. MrFixit69

    the narator sounds like he is drunk all the time xD

  179. No this is Patrick

    i have learned more about cars watching videos from almost 100 years ago than by any other video out now a days

  180. Игорь Болотов

    But I just wonder why Chevy uses this 36′ suspension up to this days…

  181. Conner DiPasquale

    They all float down here

  182. Alex Lazy

    The days. the engineers did their job

    1. Devin Williams

      if that were true, would they really need to talk about how easy it was to change your broken axle?

  183. Jack Simmons

    I was wondering what today’s ASE’s were based off of

  184. Stavinair Caeruleum

    5:00 shesh if only car companies made stuff to be serviceable like that…

    1. Devin Williams

      they still use these axles on these size trucks

  185. GentlemensTuck

    All of those people are dead.

  186. Mikhail Gorbachev

    I’m looking at and listening to ghosts…

  187. Ian Knau

    It floats, we all float, and when you’re down here with me you’ll float too!

  188. BuzzFeedRight

    Throw back to 36′

  189. 231mac

    4:50 “Oops, broke an axle. Let me just pull my spare one out of my glove box… Presto! And I’m off”

    1. lezzman

      In that day and age there was probably a Chevy parts dealer in every town with a storeroom choc-a-block full of axle shafts. Today you’d need to wait a week for one to be shipped over from Japan…or more likely Korea.

  190. Hector Cortez

    How did they go from this, to “Real People, Not Actors” commercials?

  191. Andrew Peterson

    Back before designed obsolescence. This is a fantastic view into the past.

    1. Devin Williams

      when there was room for improvement, they tried their best

  192. Juny Xiong

    so what about belt suspension or spring suspension those were there in the olden days?

  193. Jonathon Carter

    Did they really talk that slow back then? lol Cool vid though.

  194. ScientistCat

    The unpopular prequel to It Follows.

  195. Cameron Alexander

    Look at the quality of tge chrome in the cut-a-way diff !!

  196. Kirk Johnson

    “the cart was either pulled or pushed” Sir, please. You do NOT put the cart before the horse!!

  197. K J

    We need more content like this to prevent stupid.

  198. Josh Perlstein

    Shit, those bearings are nice.

  199. junkdeal

    Hey, truck mechanics! Ever have one come to you with an interior axle shaft broken off, especially if it happens right close to the ring -pinion set?  How do you snag that broken piece without losing it in the banjo? If you do, you gotta take out the “pig”!  Here’s a trick!  Take out the other shaft on the other side. Get a fence pipe larger than the axle end. Stick it in the side with the broken piece, up against the broken piece, or actually over it if enough sticks out. Have someone hold this pipe in place and tell him not to allow it to be forced back out as you work. Go on the other side with a long bar, put it through the spider gear until you touch the end of the broken shaft. Both spiders are hollow where the splines are, so one leads to the other. Now whack it with a hammer, and the broken part will end up in the pipe. Carefully withdraw the pipe with the broken shaft inside!

  200. Darklipstikgirl

    5:28 I want that truck.

  201. Marsowl Alsahely

    Precious video

  202. pauldzim

    A Jam Handy picture

  203. StratophonicMusic

    watch in 1.25x speed

  204. ronald4life1

    4:50 wtf… did he change change out the left rear axle? They could make it THIS EASY!? Oh man remarkable, off-roaders would have a field day with this kind of changeability!

    1. JP Onefourseven

      That’s what great about Toyota axles. But it is not always that easy, depends on where it snaps. If you are lucky it breaks near the end and is easy to get out.

  205. Crazystuffyousee

    Its a good thing common core wasnt around back then or this video would have made any sense.

  206. SuperOffgrid

    Same axle as is used today.

  207. Bryan Larsgaard

    I’ve wondered how standard Colum shifting worked, now I know.

  208. AL M

    I had to laugh at how simple it is to change the broken axle in the video. In the real world the broken axle stub is deep inside the differential, and a real bear to get out.

  209. serpent977MB

    I miss the old days

  210. Dylan Jett

    It’s amazing how easy they made the vehicle to work on wish they’d keep that up

    1. Devin Williams

      its still the same design. these were not normal trucks

  211. gamer geek

    Is he drunk or what? Though awesome video

  212. ballyhoo321

    Computers? We don’t need no stinking computers!

  213. OD'DANNY

    This is the best channel on you tube .. Where do you get this content… It’s so informative it’s unreal.. Thanks for the great content mukka

  214. Darin- USMC B- 85-93

    Good nighttime bedtime story!

  215. DieselWorkHorse Techie

    I wondered when they decided to go to tapered roller bearings. Probably when the loads got really heavy & the speeds really high. Plus bearing machine finish may have gotten better allowing that full face contact to bear the load.

  216. IHEartLReoy

    the 1936 has a 35% stronger housing than the 1935? what a weird coincidence

  217. tnemec

    Good job Chevrolet engineers!

  218. Spooky Guitar

    The voice is like a 50’s version of christopher Walken

  219. BAgodmode

    Why is David Lynch narrating this news reel?

  220. Fun and catz

    People were so slow back then, had to speed up the vid to watch it!

  221. Sam Coon

    They all float Georgie, they all float ring gear…..

  222. Vivek Varghese

    I want that 1936 Chevrolet Truck!

  223. leneanderthalien

    this is realy a primitive conception, like on old trucks, in Europe , at same times, the most cars cars still use for long time, a De Dion rear axle who was use up to the first years 2000…on a De Dion is the rear axle very light and maintained with Watt arms: this improve widely the road holding and suspension efficiency (the differential is fixed at car body)

  224. Christopher Donner

    Still good information. Some things don’t change.

  225. h1mike2

    but can it run crysis?

  226. Quantum Leap

    Where do I get one?

  227. ToughAncientSpark

    And of course, every truck owner kept a spare axle on hand just in case he had to change it along side of the road.

  228. Alexander Buzzo

    Back when automobile companies cared about their customers and wanted their automobiles easy as possible to fix. Now they want to make their automobiles as difficult as possible to fix, if not, impossible, so they can make more money off of you for repairs.

    1. Devin Williams

      they still use this exact design in that size trucks

  229. Hebrews5:12

    Amazing graphics. Considering no computers were available back then. And simple logics combined. A world of intellect and Common Sense. When United States was a nation under God. Consider bringing up issues like transgenderism, homosexual marriage in the church, and gun confiscation before the people of this era which builded a Great America. Shame on you people of the future bunch of queers

    1. InfiniteMushroom

      America is the fulfillment of Isaiah 28:15 and Revelations 18:1-7.
      All brought to you by the Synagogue of Satan and (((TPTB))) who shall not be named or criticized.

  230. ಠ_ಠ

    always chevy teaching ford

  231. mr. moth

    back in the day when people figgered shit out

  232. heat cliff

    Floating in American oil….rofl…American never made cars. It all German. Americans are dunce criminals.

  233. Bradley

    Can you really pull the axle out with your hand?? That’s cool if so.

  234. Pushyhog

    Ease of explanation, want happen nowdays.

  235. Jonny five

    Damn car commercials aren’t what they used to be

  236. Terran Ovnicek

    Play at 1.25x speed. Thank me later.

  237. chap1144

    The narrator sounds so like David Lynch in Twin Peaks….

  238. Driving fast highway Yeee

    AH-toe MOE-BEEL

  239. Loonquawl Phouchg

    anybody else also think this guy sounds like David Lynch?

  240. duncan wood

    Back when people weren’t Dumbfounded with Useless Celebrity Trivia- your Average Local Mechanic could Pull apart & Reassemble your Car or Truck to the Last Nut & Bolt- Now we’ve let Computers do all our Thinking- Mechanics are now ‘Component Fitters’ they plug your car into the Diagnostic Code Reader- & Replace the part as Specified by the Readout- No Thought or Reasoning – Replace part XWZ-123 -Ok! These old Trade Films are Great to Learn how & Why things are Designed & Visually see how they Operate-
    My Dear Old ‘Late’ Neighbour ‘Jack’ was an Old Trucky & Worked as a Logger in his youth- That was a ‘Can Do Guy’ – He Could fix or Do Anything Mechanical- He Taught me a Thing or 2 When he was Restoring his Classic Old Diamond Reo Truck- It Had a 2 Stroke Diesel- I thought he was pulling my Leg- Until he Explained & Showed me How it Worked- It was A Detriot Diesel – With a Combined Supercharger & Turbo!! They need a ‘Blower’ To Run at all- as it Forces the Air into the Cylinder it Also Evacuates the Spent Exhaust Gasses through Port Holes in the Cylinder Liner
    -I was Amazed, Some of the Old Skool Knowledge isn’t getting passed on like it should be- These old films are Important to Keep for teaching forgotten Knowledge- ?

  241. rupe53

    I have a 1928 GMC truck with a similar rear end that I am still driving as of last week. (the last time I had it out) It’s similar to the earlier version in this video. Would you believe it has a rope / felt front seal on the pinion and still does not leak despite the use of 90 wt oil instead of the OEM 600 wt? Yeah, the old gear lubes were rather thick, but that was the technology back then. The stuff got real watery when it warmed up, unlike today’s lube oil!

  242. AutoSherlock

    speed 1,25 please

  243. Crazed 357

    If chevrolet pioneered the rear axle… Then why did they put the crappy 10bolt in everything during the 80s to present

  244. Natasha Wolfe

    you were too vague

  245. dopiaza2006

    gotta get me some of them tooobes

  246. 98kemik

    This proves the general population back then was way more intelligent than now. Now they sell automobiles by just saying they’re new back then people wanted to know why should I trade in my old car if it’s perfectly fine

  247. king quark

    Them funky bearings lol

  248. Janson Gander

    And truck commercials today are all about having luxury seats and onboard wi-fi…

  249. josef salon

    Where to get 1936 Chevy truck?

  250. Jarek Gołębiowski

    I regret that they don’t show this kind of movies in school.

  251. john brown

    Now replacing an axle that quick is BS, you have all the shattered fragments from the broken spline in the bottom of the diff housing, and if the back plate was not removable you would have to remove the tailshaft, both axles and remove the diff to clean it all out, been there, done that.

  252. Spart Rostov

    Please translate into indonesian

  253. Jono Hoog

    NO COMMENT ON THE BRIDGE or others….what were they trying to sell..??

  254. MarkB

    Easy to understand and straight to the point. Aw the good old days of simplicity……

  255. Chester Nimitz

    1:33 Something German engineers have never said before

  256. Matt Harding

    It’s great how you can just bolt in a new driveshaft in 3 minutes! Much as we have moved on now with independent suspension, having drive shafts exposed with rubber boots over the joints seems like a step backwards for maintenance.

    1. Devin Williams

      until you realize the massive advantages it allowed in suspension geometry. this was essentially a box truck though…..they still use these axles

  257. Jitendra Itankar

    Tons of thanks

  258. Lucario ZRF260

    this is educational for car guys

  259. outwestlawns

    Car makers now.

    2018 axle, its beautiful. Made with premium composite metals and materials and plastic bushings for durability.

    The finest cheapest bearings we could make from slave labour with a service interval of 24 months and when service time comes, rest assured the dealership has no idea how to do it.

    The seals are designed for the life of the vehicle….even though that life is 6 years or immediately after the warranty expires. Whichever comes first.

    It has 13 cup holders, 4 USB outlets, 5 12v outlets, and heated and cooled ventilated wheel nuts with massage function sun visors.

  260. Mathias Bacher

    Where did they show movies like that? Was it already on television or in theaters?

  261. forever spinnin18

    This video helped me to remove a vintage Chevrolet differential from a dump truck! Thanks!


    I love watching these old Automotive videos. Thank you for posting

  263. The Country _01

    Back then when cars had style and where easy as hell to fix

  264. Sergio Specalsiki

    These old videos are the best! Very informative, straight forward explanations!

  265. Mackey -

    Doesn’t the narrator sound a little bit like David Lynch?

  266. m. rude

    Realizing the question is 82 years late, how the fuck do you get the broken pieces of axle out?!

  267. James Edwards

    Easy to fix unless the axel breaks off in the rear end then you have to pull off the inspection plate to remove the broken part.

  268. John sheppard

    Suck on that, old Ford!

  269. The Potato

    In today’s car commercial, we’ll spend 5 minutes just watching the car roams everywhere and some girls got horny.

  270. Adara Bintang Caraka

    ada yang membutuhkan Rear Axle kami menjual dengan harga terjangkau .
    silahkan kunjungi lapak kami dengan cara klik link di bawah.

  271. cleanview70

    4:55 break an axle? no ( coffee ) break for you!
    notice how (((slim))) truckers were in the 30s

  272. DC

    I love these vintage mechanical videos. The lack of health and safety always amazes me. If you notice, the guys assembling the axle aren’t wearing any safety equipment at all. I’m sure they would have suffered hearing damage, not to mention being exposed to a variety of solvents. I’m glad we have health and safety nowadays.

  273. Beneath Remains

    There is something about these presentations: The slow, articulate, and paced sentences are easy to understand.

  274. John C Gibson

    Modern car commercials reduce the educational value to absolute zero. 1936 was much better.

  275. shaider1982

    This probably was a training video for the sales people

  276. mark rainford

    I don’t believe that amount of steel would float at all.

  277. no use for a name

    They don’t make them like they use to

  278. Samniss Arandeen

    To think, a 2016 Silverado 3500 HD has the same basic axle as this 1936 model…

  279. asshat Jackson

    I really wish someone would make an affordable vehicle that the average person can work on that isn’t shit but of course your average person nowadays is fucking retarded I used to work for BMW a 2012 BMW 3-Series cost between 6 and $7,000 to make .sells for 60,000the markup on vehicles is so fucking ridiculous

  280. John Smith

    Do your axles float?
    Yes, they float
    You’ll float too
    You’ll float too

  281. Three Camels

    When did Matthew McConaughey, wearing a tuxedo,   do a belly smacker into the pool?  I must have missed it.

  282. G Henrickson

    Wow…that was a simple explanation. Very nice.

  283. eualadindeal

    Back then they worked to improve the product. Now they work to make them fail in order to sell more crap. Big difference!

  284. LLG 3PE

    1936, yet the amount of technology and precision. Amazing.

  285. John Ross

    American workers and the company is not bankrupt. Fuck china


    See how simple and easy it is to understand this nowadays they make it difficult to understand

  287. Martini is a wino

    WTF now you need a press, special tools and like 10 hours and a 36 pack just to change a damn axle!!

    1. Devin Williams

      this kind of axle is still around on these size trucks

  288. Adrian714

    What happened to America….smh

  289. ti co

    Sounds like david lynch speaking

  290. DrNazoo1983

    Another remarkable piece of information that again teaches a lot without being unnecessarily complicated. Too bad the narrator is not the usual Chevrolet one – I already read the title (“It FLOATS!”) in his magnificent, enthusiastic tone!

  291. Don Gato

    Is that Jimmy Stewart narrating?

  292. Arthur Vieira

    I love seeing this old technical videos. Now that I’ve grown up and am an engineer myself, all I see is modern technology in black and white. 1936… That’s around the time my grandfather was born.

  293. Jalerdi OhTwo

    The shot of the open differential in action at 3:40 … beautiful.

  294. William Redfern

    This is interesting and tells me things I did not know,, dated but still the same now,,

  295. SugarDaddy1963

    1936 : axel break ? no problem change it on the spot
    2018 : axel break ? have your car towed, be in service for days and costs a fortune

  296. HAMMER 6IX

    5:22. I’ll take that truck over what’s produced today. Not one bastard computer on it. Just machinery. It worked.

    1. Accelerator

      jep and a gallon every mile.

  297. Adam S

    1936= quality. 2018= quantity

  298. conyo985

    Pennywise the clown would be proud!

  299. Christopher Goff

    I could watch these old videos all day, and be smarter than 12 years in todays public school system.

  300. turbooomann

    Chevy should thank F O R D!!!!!!!!!!!

  301. id104335409

    If you show this old ad to a today’s advertising agent he will hiss and cover his face like a vampire protecting himself from a cross!

  302. zach plantz

    A lot of people are ripping on modern day America after seeing this. Yes the things built then where built with more thought and strength. But people saying the computers and plastic have ruined cars. Do you realize how much you save on gas/money every year with modern technology? Do you know how much more efficient cars are today? I do believe that most cars built today are super crappy. But that really comes down to the company. And there are still companies out there building great cars. I have a 95sc400 with 250000 miles on it and it hasnt failed me once. I would like to see a car from that age do that.

  303. Marcelo Munoz

    Me suscribí….no lo pude evitar!!!

  304. Kyle Gardner

    It always makes me laugh when people talk like our ancestors were dumb just because it was the past. Most people today struggle understanding a light bulb let alone how a differential works

  305. Henry N.

    Wait…wtf, you can change an axle like that?? Can you still do it that way?

  306. John Smith

    He uses colorful language like “husky axle housing”, and “banjo construction”

  307. nathan panning

    Strange how that guy knew his problem was a broken axle, and happened to have a spare

  308. Casey Russell

    And here we are in 2018. The full floating axle is still the gold standard, though rare.

  309. Boost lord

    3:50 a pedophile re-circumcision machine.

  310. fern Haloo

    Jam Handy to the rescue

  311. Nickolas B

    I barely remember the days that chevy made quality trucks with real metal

  312. aimad hamid

    Thank you so much for the video

  313. Lan Dang

    Tôi xem video này phải nói thấy hữu ích nước bạn sản xuất linh kiện ô tô thật là giỏi. Tại sao ở Việt nam vẫn chưa có nhỉ,.?

  314. Robert Hiorns

    It’s somewhat suspicious that the 1936 shaft is 35% stronger than the 1935 shaft. Are those 35’s a coincidence?

  315. Robert99

    So entertaining to watch

  316. Kick It

    i been drug when i bike any thing you faggot doing im getting use to so when i smoke weed loosers i got use to it i ready to kill anyone that want to fight me or i will punch you i got smarter know so give it all you got i love to a challenge

  317. Detroit8V92tta

    Narrated by Rosco P Coltrane.

  318. Furness Prime

    I wish they would go into detail about vehicles these days, but most consumers are so far removed from the understanding of the equipment they can afford and operate most modern people can’t even understand most of these terms.

  319. V.Vega

    Trucks ads in 1936: Explains in detail how things work and why it’s better
    Truck ads in 2018: “u wanna do some WORK?? BRO?? buy this truck it’s GOOD and u can connect cell phone to the speakers””

  320. Joe Blow

    The best truck I ever owned was the the brand new ’36 Chev I bought when I got hired on at the asbestos factory.

  321. Sasan Sasani

    this film was made almost a century ago.
    But the quality of education back then was better than today. a century ago education was to remove the confusion; today is to add to the confusion.
    in ancient philosophies before Socrates, confusion was a shame, and clarity of mind was a virtue.

  322. Ali Boy

    Great to see awesome Sir ?

  323. PointyTailofSatan

    Still a solid axle though.

  324. Jsuarez6

    We all float in here.

  325. Donnie Montoya

    The ability to change an axle from the outside is just genius. Wish we had mechanical features like this more today. Stuff you could fix on the side of the road with a wrench and screwdriver.

  326. needs more TRAINS

    Play the video at 1.5x speed. You’re welcome.

  327. lightnin bolt

    thanks to the previous cars engineers.. now we aint driving camel no more.

  328. Ernest Gardiner

    This video was fantastic back when things were built to last

  329. FireFox64000000

    All right we’ll all know we’re thinking it but I’m just going to come out and say it.

  330. Matěj Beránek

    The man sounds like Alan Watts

  331. B

    Seeing this makes me realize how unimaginative and non-innovative auto industry has been for past century