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Old 08-30-2007, 03:04 PM   #15
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Andy,
sorry about the confusion. I did not mount the Calipers on the axle mounting plate.. I bolted them to the axle caliper flange just like the parts and repair manual show. However, I did have to drill extra holes in flange to accomodate 1and sometimes 2 bolt holes in the caliper bracket that did not line up with the flange. Trust me, I studied the flange/ bracket for over and hour and turned and flipped it and adjusted every way I could to accomodate all five holes but they all do not line up. Believe I did not want to drill any holes in that thick of steel and knowing how long it would take.
If you look at an old axle flange...it is completely round. The new axles flange has a semi-circular flange with one side cut off straight. There should be bolt hole where that cut off side is.
Granted I have been proven wrong so many times in life that this may be another example, and I wish it were but I don't think so.
When I get home tonight I will post a pic to show you where I had to drill.
Thanks for responding to the post. I have not called because I started working on this late last night and you were already closed for the day.
If I encounter other issues I will be in touch.
Thanks much
Wayne
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Old 08-31-2007, 12:59 AM   #16
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The 5 hole brake flange on Henschen axles will accept electric brakes or disc brakes, old or new style doesn't matter.

Can you post a photo of the change that you made?

The caliper mounting bracket has 5 holes, that match the brake flange.

They should fit with "no" problems of any kind.

The calipers "do not" mount to the axle mounting plate.

The axle mounting bracket uses two 5/8 bolts on each side to attach the axle to the axle mounting plate. Those hole locations are the same from 1969 on up.

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here are some pics of the flange and bracket and the holes in each. you may not be able to tell much but what I have seen is that the holes line up on one side of the trailer but on the other side, the caliper bracket has to be mounted backwards with the caliper posts facing out for the holes to line up. You can't mount the bracket backwards of course so I was left to drill new holes. Does this make any sense?
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Old 08-31-2007, 11:54 PM   #17
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Okay I'm wrong

Andy,
Don't laugh too hard but you are right about the axle's brake flange fitting the caliber bracket holes. I just realized that if the holes don't line up on one side of the trailer, then try the other side. I can't believe I can be so clueless. One more time.....I am wrong. Man I hate saying that.
Anyway the axles are on the trailer and its all back together.
Thanks for everything.
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Old 09-01-2007, 01:11 AM   #18
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Some good advice that has been given in this thread. Learned a long time ago the lazyest way to do do something is to do it right the first time, then you don't have to redo it. But if we did that think of the time we would save, and the swear words we might not have learned. BTW, I am dreading this project myself. Never done anything like it before.
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Wayne, we all goof occasionally. That was such a basic thing I didn't even think to ask.
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Andy,
Don't laugh too hard but you are right about the axle's brake flange fitting the caliber bracket holes. I just realized that if the holes don't line up on one side of the trailer, then try the other side. I can't believe I can be so clueless. One more time.....I am wrong. Man I hate saying that.
Anyway the axles are on the trailer and its all back together.
Thanks for everything.
Wayne.

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We have an 800 number, for our customers convenience, to inquire and ask questions, regardless of the nature.

There are "no" dumb questions, only dumb answers that float about in our society.

Glad everything worked out as we told you it would, when you ordered your axles.

Thanks for the clarification.

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Andy,
Don't laugh too hard but you are right about the axle's brake flange fitting the caliber bracket holes. I just realized that if the holes don't line up on one side of the trailer, then try the other side. I can't believe I can be so clueless. One more time.....I am wrong. Man I hate saying that.
Anyway the axles are on the trailer and its all back together.
Thanks for everything.
Hi Wayne,

Been following this thread and your progress. Karma to you for fessing up. Besides, itís done now and all you have to do is enjoy!

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