Little Tikes Pirate Ship. We are trying to remove the axle from the front wheels to relook the mast. My husband has tried to get the axle out to thread it through the hole in the bottom of the mast.
I there a "hub cap" on the outside of the wheel? if so, he'll have to pry it off. Under it, you will probably find a speed nut. This is a piece of spring steel with a center hole slightly smaller than the axle. When they put these toys together, it's a toss up as to whether to put forth the extra time and expense of putting a screw thread on the ends of the axle shaft and wrenching on two 5 cent lock nuts or just putting one of these 10 for a penny speed nuts on the end of a tool and shoving it over the end of a shaft of something that most people would just throw away the first time that it broke. How do I know? I'm NOT one of those people that throws something away the first time that it breaks. :) This speed nut, if it is there, will have to be broken off and is usually not able to be saved and reliably reused. If your hubby is handy or knows someone who is, once he gets it apart, if he has a tap and die set, he could put a thread on the end of the shaft and install a 15 cent lock nut after he gets it back in place. Good luck and give your kid a hug for me. :)
on Jan 03, 2019