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Old 01-10-2013, 07:13 PM   #41
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New Axles

Axles arived yesterday, now just waiting for some warmer days to finsh taking the floor out and start working on the frame. We will change the axles after the frame work is completed.
Been doing a ton of reading here older threads and trying to use as many good ideas and techniques together to make this job go as smooth as possible. With the amount of knowledge here, research makes this job a bit less stressfull.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:27 PM   #42
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old axles removed

Finally had a few warmer dryer days and we were able to get the old axles and rear belly pan removed. Now I can get on with removing the subfloor and repairing the rusted out portions of the frame. We will probably install the new axles first, because the only place we found to keep them out of the way was in the bedroom .
here are some more pics of the axles and bottom of the frame.

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Old 02-17-2013, 03:30 PM   #43
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A little more progress on the deconstruction, part of the old sub floor removed. Plan now is to finish removing sub floor, repair and POR frame, install new axles. Then we will start a new thread on reconstruction begining with the new floor.

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Old 02-17-2013, 07:34 PM   #44
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May I suggest that you continue with this thread, rather than start a new one? That way it serves as an archive of your entire renovation that allows future renovators to see your process from beginning to end. If you break up the process with other threads, people may not be able to piece all of your threads together. Cheers.
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I agree with Cameron and the dogs, keep it as one post and you will enjoy the story from the preface to the the end of the story. Like many will say, it's like an ant eating an elephant, one bite at a time. Everything can be accomplished given the right mindset, thoughts and tools. I have a 69 safari and accomplished many things I never thought possible. All good things!
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:33 PM   #46
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OK I have no problem keeping the post going as one We have had a bit of down time and have just got back to Pams project Stay tuned I am in the process of doing the new axles.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:56 PM   #47
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I forgot to say we have decided to do the axles now, because as of now they are in the bedroom.
I am preping the axle mount area (POR) and will attach new axles then continue with the rest of the floor removal and frame repair.

Going to put the brakes and hubs on before I lift the axles in place.

Has anyone lifted the axles with out the brakes and hubs and attached them after mounting the axles?

Just thought it easier to do it before mounting.

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Old 03-13-2013, 07:21 PM   #48
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old tires and screws

just a few pictures of the car tires that where on the trailer from the PO. He said the tires were new . The screws are only about half of what I have removed they rusted a bit from sitting in a cup that filled with rain water. axles in the bedroom with aluminum from interior.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:04 PM   #49
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David and Pam,

The axles will be much lighter without the brakes and drums attached. Easy to attach after the axles are in place.

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I forgot to say we have decided to do the axles now, because as of now they are in the bedroom.
I am preping the axle mount area (POR) and will attach new axles then continue with the rest of the floor removal and frame repair.

Going to put the brakes and hubs on before I lift the axles in place.

Has anyone lifted the axles with out the brakes and hubs and attached them after mounting the axles?

Just thought it easier to do it before mounting.

thanks,
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What an undertaking, but you will love the results and the pleasure your hard work will return to you. We have 13 or 14 outings planned for the year including a 240 mile trip to alumapalooza at the AS factory in Ohio.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:36 PM   #51
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new Axles mounted

Thanks to Inland, the new axles mounted no problem . I had cleaned up the axle mounting plates and painted on POR 15 so we could mount the new axles and get them out of the bedroom . This weekend I will add the brakes and the hubs and then the new wheels and tires.

Then we will get back to removing the rest of the old floor and do the rearend frame repair .

thanks again,
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:16 PM   #52
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Brakes, hubs and new wheels and tires

Pam and I got the brakes on the new axles followed by the hubs and then the new wheels and tires today. Suprised me only took about three hours. here are a few more pictures.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:43 PM   #53
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more floor removed

all we have left of the old sub floor is the front and rear pieces, quite a bit of rust in and around the mid section, I think caused by water tank leaking, door area and window leaking?
Does any one have a good way to remove the front piece without cutting it? I need to pull the floor out from under the chanel. Here are a few more pictures.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:08 PM   #54
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We had to cut the front piece out in three pieces to get it out and the rear piece in half. Today I was out early grinding away at the rust on the frame. What a dirty job! . I can now POR-15 the frame back to just behind the axles, the rest of the frame needs some attention .
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Thanks to Inland, the new axles mounted no problem . I had cleaned up the axle mounting plates and painted on POR 15 so we could mount the new axles and get them out of the bedroom . This weekend I will add the brakes and the hubs and then the new wheels and tires.

Then we will get back to removing the rest of the old floor and do the rearend frame repair .

thanks again,
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Are those flower slippers steel toe?!?!?!
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:15 PM   #56
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nope not steel toed. At that time I was torqueing the axle nuts, Pam was on the other side holding the bolt with a wrench.
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:26 PM   #57
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Looks great David and Pam. Looks like the frame is pretty good shape and a POR-15 coating will give you a nice solid foundation. Nice work!
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:09 AM   #58
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Frame POR 15

This past week has been nice and warm in the 60's so we have been painting the good parts of the frame. First we used the marine clean then did the metal prep and then the POR 15. The frame looks good with a fresh coat of POR 15. Here are a few pictures, you can see in one of the pictures where we have to repair the rear end frame starting just in behind where the axle mounting plate attach to the frame and replace the back two cross members. I need to find me a welder to do the job. I will then concentrate on the rear hold down plate area and figure a better way to keep the H2O out.
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:49 AM   #59
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We had a welder / fabricator come and give us a bid on the rear frame fix yesterday.
He will fabricate the two main frame pieces about 3' on both sides and add the two cross members and outrigger I ordered along with a new hitch coupler. Fair price for the job. Will be nice to get started replacing the subfloor.
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:06 AM   #60
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Nice work.

I was curious do you know what the red wire running down the street side of the trailer in the frame is for?

Keep up the good work.

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