I was going to replace the axle on my 67 caravel
From another member, who has a 65 caravel
she used these measurements in ordering from dexter:
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.
Grease bearings (not EZ-lube or oil)
5 lugs on 4.5" centers.
My question is, would these measurements from a 65 work on a 67?
Also, quote from local trailer shop is $599 for complete axle assembly (brakes) plus labor ($75 hr. They think it may only be one or two hours labor) Any idea if these prices are good?
One other issue though, they are not willing to do the shock mount. Maybe they just dont want to get into it or ignorant to airstreams, its just a local trailer shop. Can i have them install the axle and leave the shocks off for a while until i get around to the welding?