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I have a couple of Johnny's I'm trying to do some wheel swaps on, the ones that are giving me fits are the ones that seem like they're "pinched in" I tried grinding the tabs but I end up destroying the axle, prying the tabs doesn't seem to work. I tried cutting off one the axle heads to slide it out, but I can't get anything in there. Poker cars are great as wheel donors, but not if I can't get the out without breaking them! 'Lil help?
 

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Toy,
You've tried all 3 of the ways to do it.
Maybe you're just trying too hard.
I simply grind away the tabs with a High Speed Cutter.
Stop grinding when you get to the axle.
The High Speed Cutter is a Dremel accessory that looks like a metal ball of curved blades.

You can also use a Ceramic CutOff Wheel to easily cut the axles away.
Here's a pic of the High Speed Cutter..



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I use a wore down cut-off-wheel. No larger than 1/2 inch. When you see sparks ease up! The casting material won't spark. The steel axle will.
 

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Okay, I was able to clip the "head" off the axle and slide it through. (I guess patience IS a virtue, and if it ever goes on sale I'll be sure to pick some up)

Any advice on how to create a "new head" to keep the wheel on?
 
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