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    Posted: Sep/14/2021 at 8:11pm
Y'all,

My ongoing quest to replace a bent hub/flange on the AMC 20 in my '79 Spirit looks to be ending up with one-piece axles using tapered bearings.

The issue is how it's gotten to here and what I'm now being quoted on a price of Moser one-piece axles.  I thought my issue was finally solved after months of looking when a supplier claimed to have an appropriate axle and hub, which I paid for with a money order (fool me once).  Turns out, the supplier didn't have what he claimed.  When I demanded my money back, he offered to get me a set of one-piece axles from Moser "for just a bit more than what you've already paid me," which seemed reasonable, so I agreed, given that the Moser ones for Jeeps run $345.

Well, now he's asked for more money, so much in fact that the total would be twice what the Moser Jeep axles run.  He also asked that I send the money via PayPal "friends and family," which I said I would not do.

So, what's a reasonable price to pay for Moser AMC 20 one-piece axles for a car?  I'm not interested in naming the supplier at this point, but I will out them publicly if this is not taken care of to my satisfaction.

Thanks in advance,
Shawn

NOTE 1:  I do not want axles with ball bearings because I autocross, so the Dr. Diff axles to fit unmodified AMC 20 housings aren't an option.
NOTE 2:  I have already shipped the axles to Moser and they've received them.
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Who is the vendor?  How much is he asking for total?  That scenario is pretty screwed up for anyone that values their reputation.

I paid $380 for my Moser, for my Javelin,  axles a few years ago. 


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Originally posted by 1BadJav 1BadJav wrote:

Who is the vendor?

I'm not ready to out him yet.  I want to give him a chance to un-screw the situation, and if he doesn't then I'll absolutely let folks know.  I was pretty steamed when I heard how much more he wanted, so much so that I quit working on another car I've been thrashing on to get to a show that's out of state this weekend (I didn't want to make any mistakes or do anything unsafe because I was distracted).

Originally posted by 1BadJav 1BadJav wrote:

How much is he asking for total?

$700.

Originally posted by 1BadJav 1BadJav wrote:

That scenario is pretty screwed up for anyone that values their reputation.

Agreed!


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I have a pair of AMC20 axles and hubs, out of a 1977 HOrnet wagon. I think you asked a while ago, and I said I'd take measurements and did not. Overall length and something about hub thickness.

I have the parts out and if you need them, I will go out and take measurements tonight. You can have them for the cost of shipping.

(I wrote on them AMC15 but they are not.)





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Originally posted by Scrappy Scrappy wrote:

Originally posted by 1BadJav 1BadJav wrote:

Who is the vendor?

I'm not ready to out him yet.  I want to give him a chance to un-screw the situation, and if he doesn't then I'll absolutely let folks know.  I was pretty steamed when I heard how much more he wanted, so much so that I quit working on another car I've been thrashing on to get to a show that's out of state this weekend (I didn't want to make any mistakes or do anything unsafe because I was distracted).

Originally posted by 1BadJav 1BadJav wrote:

How much is he asking for total?

$700.

Originally posted by 1BadJav 1BadJav wrote:

That scenario is pretty screwed up for anyone that values their reputation.

Agreed!


$700??????!!!!  That is way, way, out of line
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Agree.  Way out of line.  I believe I got 1-piece axles from Dr. Diff last year for under $300.  

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Originally posted by tomj tomj wrote:

I have a pair of AMC20 axles and hubs, out of a 1977 HOrnet wagon. I think you asked a while ago, and I said I'd take measurements and did not. Overall length and something about hub thickness.

I have the parts out and if you need them, I will go out and take measurements tonight. You can have them for the cost of shipping.


That's incredibly generous, Tom -- thanks!  I will certainly let you know one way or another!
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the cost of everything is going up, but not doubling. 
call moser and ask them directly. he's likely adding more to cover a tidy profit for himself?
get all your $$ back and deal with moser directly
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Originally posted by ScreamerX ScreamerX wrote:

Agree.  Way out of line.  I believe I got 1-piece axles from Dr. Diff last year for under $300.  

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http://www.doctordiff.com/amc-1-piece-passenger-car-axle-pkg.html

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not comparable to dr diff as he will not be using dr diff for the auto cross circuits
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