Crossthreaded spindle fun
Well, i got them done.
When i pulled the spindle nuts off to get the drum off and at the brakes, i didnt really pay much attention, but did notice that one side spun right off and the other was a bit stiff.
Well, after getting the new shoes back on and drums back on it was time to crank down the nuts.
Not so much it turns out.
Someone who had the drum off previously crossthreaded the nut on the door side of the trailer when they put it back on. I was getting a bit nervous thinking i was going to have to spring for a new axle or something.
Thankfully a relative with an extensive set of tools came to my rescue with a nut chaser(a tap and die type thing) that cleaned the spindle right up. Major headache averted.
As for the brakes, i was planning on just getting the old ones reshoed as i figured i would have a hard time finding a new set that worked. I ened up with a whole new set for cheaper than what a reshoeing would have cost.
One more project completed.
2009 F-350 FX4 Crewcab 4x4 6.4l
former '78 Argosy 20' Minuet owner
former '77 23' Safari owner
former 25' Fun Finder X-250BHS SOB owner
current 26' Komfort Trailblazer 262BSLE SOB owner