So, I am currently a student at UTI, Sacramento for Diesel and Industrial Mechanics. I also took auto shop in high school. I have taken Truck Power Trains (Rebuilt differentials, manual transmissions, drive shafts, etc out of medium and heavy duty trucks) and Basic Engines (rebuilt a v6 out of an astrovan).
I was working but they decided that they couldn't afford to pay me anymore. I'm looking for a job but in the meantime I'm thinking of maybe something to do on the side to make some $$ and have some fun. I absolutely love wrenching, taking stuff apart, and putting it back together correctly.
I was thinking that I could hit up some junk yards and pull a differential or manual tranny and rebuild it and then sell it. I was just wondering if anyone knows what the best diffs/trannys would be to do this with. Also, how much of an investment would I be looking at to complete the rebuild (I know it depends on parts, give me worst and best case scenarios). Even if it's only like a $50 profit off of a 10 hour rebuild, that is fine. It's more something to occupy my time and increase my familiarity with different differentials/transmissions. Do you think I could find a tranny shop that would buy them from me after I rebuild them or is that not something they would do?
Got to go up in the supply chain maybe become partners with your old chemistry teacher. Got to sell the purest product out there. But if thats not you bag of rock candy welding is also great side job people need fences gates and little things put back together.