Ok so I don't have much engineering experience but was curious as to wether something would be possible.
I have seen some rear end damaged ferraris and lamborghinis going for around $30,000, my idea is to remove the rear axle and replace it with a single chain driven wheel.
Just wanting to know if this would be possible and what kind of problems could one encounter doing such a job,
•would I be able to keep the engine?, *extend wheel base length and or width for a single rear wheel ? *how big of a wheel would be feasible for the rear? *how would this affect the vehicle as before vs now?
Hello Marble. 30k (before conversion) sounds a little steep for such a radical experiment. Just for starters, consider those cars have rear tires over 12inches wide. So theoretically you would need a tire 24 inches wide to maintain traction. Then you need to consider a lot of weight willbe removed at the rear when you eliminate the differential, one wheel and brake etc, so better add at least add another 50% to that tire width. If you can find a 36" wide rim and tire, I say go for it. Wait, extending the wheel base to make room for a chain driven wheel will send more weight forward for even worse distribution. Better make that a 48" wide wheel. Just kidding. Wild idea, but not practical.