Wright Trailer in Seekonk RI put my new Axel on my 68 Caravel
. After several back and forth phone calls with them and California they ultimately refused to bend the flange as much as would have been necessary. They were concerned that the shock wold not fit if they did bend it. Here was the solution. The holes in the mounting bracket also did not line up. I upgrade the size and that I am sure was the cause. If they drilled new holes the metal would have been to narrow under the bolts. I agreed to weld the axel on. Figure I will be long in the home by the time it needs replacing. This shop is experienced with the other brand rubber axel and was confident they could do this without damage. I really didn't understand his "how to". I am so glad I didn't try to do this myself in the driveway.
I rides great. Highly recommend new axels to anyone on the fence. However you want to check the details before starting the project yourself. While I was at times frustrated with my expects it all turned out OK. I'm sure I shot my warranty but I really like how the shocks line up and how it rides.
Taking the 59 to them for axle evaluation next month.