Okay guys, if you are up for a little experimenting! I've been messing around a little with these sewing pins as axles. A #17 pin is .73mm as opposed to .8mm the an fte axle is...so, the fit on the wheel is a little looser than I really like. But, having a loss fit on the wheel automatically gIves you some negative camber...which works out pretty nicely. Oh, and they are nickel-plated!
The canary yellow 'Speedy' Bywayman square body Chevy that I ran in the Muscle Truck race had these pins for axles. It was not the quickest, but, it held it's own pretty well.
I think I bought that box of pins in Walmart for around (or less, I forget) $5...and you get about a ba-gillion pins (okay, like 500)...so, from a cost standpoint, they are WAY cheaper than buying donar cars for the axles.
I'll keep messing with them. And I'm curious to see if anyone else has any luck with them.
I think I owe CrzyTrkrDude a shout out on these pins. He told me about them...and I have to admit, they do work pretty well!