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Old 05-18-2012, 08:57 PM   #1
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Axles in the AM...

Wish me luck!

It was really easy to order them at Inland...

I hope the installation goes as simple!
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:29 PM   #2
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Been there... I remember more broken drill bits than we planned on... biggest surprise when I did mine four years ago in my 64 was when I pulled the old one off, it was dated manufactured in 1973. No explanation for that one...
Good luck and don't forget to take a break now and then!
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:04 PM   #3
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Junkyardawg,
You can do it! I did mine and just needed help to horse the new axles under the trailer. With the Inland axles I don't think you even need to drill. I bought from Colin Hyde, so I did drill, but it was no big deal.
You won't believe the difference in the ride quality! No more damage!
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:00 PM   #4
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You can do it without any problem. If it helps, check my thread for pics when I did mine. Just search for threads started by "Aviator"
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:48 AM   #5
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Thanks,

Looks straight forward enough. not sure exactly how this shock goes together, but I'm sure it will be apparent once I get it lifted and the wheels off. A buddy is coming out with tools and skill, and my wife bought us a lot of good beers and two big racks of ribs for the smoker...

Gonna be a good day...
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That actually sounds like fun! I did the swap by myself. Having a buddy around would have made it much easier.
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:11 AM   #7
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For me the hardest part was getting the old axles out from under the trailer, using a small, or a small and large scrap of plywood stacked together to make a slider bearing or dropping the drum onto a caster wheeled dolly would eliminate most of the grunt work. My driveway is ancient asphalt and I ended up borrowing my neighbors lawn tractor to snatch them out, and used the sheet plywood trick getting the new ones under & positioned
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Junkyardawg,
How long did it take for you to get your axles from Inland? We ordered our May 3 or 4 and they have not been shipped yet.. Andy said they were in stock and should go out by that monday. Nothing shipped yet
Plus our credit card has been charged.. Nothing like paying for something that hasn't even been shipped.
Good luck with your axles...
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:49 PM   #9
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Junkyardawg,
How long did it take for you to get your axles from Inland? We ordered our May 3 or 4 and they have not been shipped yet.. Andy said they were in stock and should go out by that monday. Nothing shipped yet
Plus our credit card has been charged.. Nothing like paying for something that hasn't even been shipped.
Good luck with your axles...
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That delay was caused by a huge shock bracket back order, which has now been resolved.

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Old 05-20-2012, 07:57 AM   #10
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Well, it was a good day. The weather was perfect. The beer was good and cold. The ribs... They were amazing. They smoked until they were just so close to falling apart... Awesome.

The trailer was lifted, axles prepped and installed with no problems at all. It was actually a kind of fun job... I got mine from inland about two weeks after ordering.
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Congrats. I knew you could do it! It's even better with friends. Did you take before and after pics?
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