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Old 06-22-2015, 09:53 PM   #15
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:57 PM   #17
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Colin would be better than I to answer your questions.
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:06 AM   #18
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Jimmbob, if they're original and that old they're shot. How to tell, look at the angle if the arm from the axle tube to the wheel hub. When new they had about 22 degrees down from horizontal. Right now I'll bet they're either horizontal or possibly slight negatine(up)angle. This means the cords are worn out, axles are worn out and won't have spring in them.
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:07 AM   #19
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Old 06-23-2015, 11:59 AM   #20
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We purchased a '76 31' LY last fall. Took her "Lucille" on her maiden voyage two weekend's ago. Love this forum. Would it be bad to buy 1 axle and when the AS fund built up buy the other axle? Jim Tecch Lucille
I don't think I'd do that; here's why:

The new axle would be bearing significantly more weight than the old axle because of the increased arm angle. This would be tough on the new axle.

This is, of course, strictly my own opinion and subject to nullification by Mr. Hyde.
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I agree with drboyd, replace them as a pair.
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Old 07-20-2015, 08:08 PM   #22
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Are the shock mounts on replacement axles configured the same as the original axles so that the chassis mount side can be the same?

Or are we stuck with (having someone else if you don't weld) welding new shock mounts to the chassis?

Also new bolt holes?

How much (if any) of this changes when opting for the 3" raise?
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Old 07-21-2015, 01:02 PM   #23
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I called Colin and sent him an email 2-weeks ago. No response. His email inbox says its full. Please help. I need new axles.
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Old 07-21-2015, 01:57 PM   #24
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Hang in there and give it couple of tries. He is very busy and goes to rally's. He may get inundated with forum members needing advice. I think email worked best for our contact with him.
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Again I ask ...

Are the shock mounts on replacement axles configured the same as the original axles so that the chassis mount side can be the same?

Or are we stuck with (having someone else if you don't weld) welding new shock mounts to the chassis?

Also new bolt holes?

How much (if any) of this changes when opting for the 3" raise?
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Are the shock mounts on replacement axles configured the same as the original axles so that the chassis mount side can be the same?

Or are we stuck with (having someone else if you don't weld) welding new shock mounts to the chassis?

Also new bolt holes?

How much (if any) of this changes when opting for the 3" raise?
Axles spected by Colin Hyde come with the shock mounts correctly attached.
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AWCHIEF thanks a million!

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Old 07-25-2015, 11:01 AM   #28
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We purchased a '76 31' LY last fall. Took her "Lucille" on her maiden voyage two weekend's ago. Love this forum. Would it be bad to buy 1 axle and when the AS fund built up buy the other axle? Jim Tecch Lucille
Jim.

When replacing older axles, replace them all at the same time.

If you install a new axle along side of an old axle, you will "RUIN" the new axle, since it will carry more weight because it's starting angle places the torsion arm further down ward. It also will set up a sway because it will carry more weight than it's supposed to.

Suggestion. Purchase one axle now, and put it in storage. When the other funds become available, then purchase the second axle. In stall both at the same time.

The only problem with that method is that you will be paying for freight, "TWICE".

Perhaps a better suggestion, is save up the money for both axles, and order them at the same time.

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