Originally Posted by piratesteve
I would like to find a source for a new Axle complete with Brakes for my 1958
18 Footer, I will be staying with the original Springs. I would also like to get a new pair of Tires and want to stay with something that would look original. And yes, I would like to avoid shipping costs so it would be better to find a local source.
Thanks in advance for helping to save time looking.
I went with Axis in Indiana, but there was shipping and a surcharge for residential delivery. I purchased wheels from Southwest Wheel in Dallas, again shipping. The original tires were LT and they should be available at a good tire store. To avoid shipping on the axles, brakes and wheels I would suggest a trailer repair shop. Probably not one in Idyllwild, you will have to come down from the mountain to Riverside, San Berdo, Hemet or maybe Temecula/Murrieta. Should be a horse trailer repair in Hemet.
Question, why replace the axle but not the springs? If you are after new brakes, go with fully loaded backing plates. Just make sure that the new brakes fit the old drums, I had that problem with the Liner and had to go with new axles.
Bill Kerfoot, WBCCI/VAC/CAC/El Camino Real Unit #5223
Just my personal opinion
1973 Dodge W200 PowerWagon, 1977 Lincoln Continental, 2014 Dodge Durango
1979 23' Safari, and 1954 29' Double Door Liner Orange, CA