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Old 08-07-2006, 09:10 AM   #15
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welded to the frame

Can you put some pictures form you trailer and it's Axel attachment on this thread?

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Old 08-13-2006, 11:19 PM   #16
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Here are some pictures of my axle.

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Old 08-14-2006, 05:47 AM   #17
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Looks like you'll need to remove all the current attachment plates and install a new axle mounting plate to the frame, then you'll be able to bolt up a new axle and shocks if you choose.

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Old 08-14-2006, 08:03 AM   #18
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That looks like a one-off installation to me. Someone wanted very high ground clearance, apparently.
You will have to get the old axle and mounting plates cut out, and then a new axle system installed. This is definitely not a direct bolt in job.
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Old 08-14-2006, 10:03 AM   #19
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[QUOTE=kamo]Here are some pictures of my axle.

The rubber rods in your axle were destroyed when the axle was welded to the axle mounting plate.

You "CANNOT" weld on the axle tube, after the fact.

If you do, the rubber will be destroyed to a major degree, rendering the rubber cushions almost useless.

Someone added the axle mounting plates as an extension, to give them more ground clearance.

You can cut out the old axle with a torch.

A new axle, if you drilled some holes, would then bolt up to that extension plate.

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Old 08-14-2006, 09:50 PM   #20
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Hi Kamo,
I agree with uwe ,that is a one off job there ,pretty hacked together Id say.
Secondly though, do you like the high stance of the trailer? It will not be near
that high with the new axle and proper installation ,but it will be as original
when its done .Never weld on the axle tube as Andy says ,the rubber torsion
rods get destroyed by the red hot heat.You can bolt to the extension plate
with the new brackets ,the square tube will fit back in to that plate once
the old axle is removed of course. you will just have to see how things are
going to line up when you get the new might be able to keep that height, if desired.

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Old 08-15-2006, 10:57 AM   #21
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I also thought that the trailer was a bit tall when I bought it, now I know why.

I think I'll be happy with the trailer closer to the ground.

Thanks for the info!

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