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Old 03-12-2013, 12:33 AM   #1
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Axle measurements

Hi yall,

Ive got my 67 now gutted. Way better to be bare. Replacing all subfloor this week.

I have a question about axle measurements. From another member who has a 65 she used the following measurements to order her dexter axle.

Dexter "Torflex Axle"
#10 torsion axle 3000lb. cambered (slightly curved)
74.5" Hub face to Hub face.
57.7/8" Outside bracket to Outside bracket.
Reverse orientation, side mount, low profile, brackets.
22.5 degrees down, trailing arm.
Electric brakes
Grease bearings (not EZ-lube or oil)
5 lugs on 4.5" centers.

Would this work on a 67?

Are all the axles on these caravels the same?

How is the 3000 lb axle? vs. 3200 or 3500.

Also, the estimate for the dexter axle is $599, complete with brakes. plus labor $75 per hour. He says it should be an easy replacement, maybe 1-2 hrs. How are these prices?
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:13 PM   #2
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I hope somebody that has done this before responds here. I think 65-68 should be the same. I haven't done the axle yet, but it's on my list soon. Sounds like a good price, although I would check with Colin Hyde to see his price and he would know if your specs are correct. If his is not much more I would go with his. Otherwise the Dexter should do the job if the specs are right.
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Hi yall,

Ive got my 67 now gutted. Way better to be bare. Replacing all subfloor this week.

I have a question about axle measurements. From another member who has a 65 she used the following measurements to order her dexter axle.

Dexter "Torflex Axle"
#10 torsion axle 3000lb. cambered (slightly curved)
74.5" Hub face to Hub face.
57.7/8" Outside bracket to Outside bracket.
Reverse orientation, side mount, low profile, brackets.
22.5 degrees down, trailing arm.
Electric brakes
Grease bearings (not EZ-lube or oil)
5 lugs on 4.5" centers.

Would this work on a 67?

Are all the axles on these caravels the same?

How is the 3000 lb axle? vs. 3200 or 3500.

Also, the estimate for the dexter axle is $599, complete with brakes. plus labor $75 per hour. He says it should be an easy replacement, maybe 1-2 hrs. How are these prices?
A 1967 what.

What is the lenght.

Why 22 1/2 degrees.

Replacement axles should be upgraded and not put back like it was.

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