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Old 02-12-2015, 01:35 PM   #15
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We just bought a 61 Bambi and have it at a friends about 35 miles away. I want to bring it home but the rims are so rusty we can't trust them. We have spent hours at junkyards with templates to get the right rim. We finally found Nissan rims with a slighly smaller center hole. We are having a machine shop shave the outside of the hub a small amount, so these rims will fit. We will evantually replace the duratorque axle with a new one.
If you are buying new wheels many trailer supply stores have proper wheels or gogle trailer wheels many sites will come up, also you need to no offset of rims that your trailer used, and car wheels are no no for trailer use.
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Old 02-12-2015, 02:17 PM   #16
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Ha Ha! Check out the date on this old thread! It was the first one on the Forums!
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Old 03-19-2017, 07:04 PM   #17
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We are in need of rehashing this thread, that is if this is the right thread to do so. Just bought a 71' Overlander and we are wanting to take it on a trip in May. We were in the process of overhauling the brakes and have discovered that the duratorque axles have lost their torsion strength. They are currently at about -2~3 degree position. Is it worth it to finish the break job so that we can take it on out trip or replace axles now? Also, not sure if there is a shop in town that would have what we need thus ordering them from out of town might be required. My google foo has come up with ordering from here http://airstreamsupply.com/New-Axles...x-axles-106274.

Is our thinking on the right track?
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:40 PM   #18
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We are in need of rehashing this thread, that is if this is the right thread to do so. Just bought a 71' Overlander and we are wanting to take it on a trip in May. We were in the process of overhauling the brakes and have discovered that the duratorque axles have lost their torsion strength. They are currently at about -2~3 degree position. Is it worth it to finish the break job so that we can take it on out trip or replace axles now? Also, not sure if there is a shop in town that would have what we need thus ordering them from out of town might be required. My google foo has come up with ordering from here http://airstreamsupply.com/New-Axles...x-axles-106274.

Is our thinking on the right track?
Everyone's situation is a little different. If you've already bought the parts for the brake & bearing job and have a trip you really want to make soon, that may be the option for you. I traveled for nearly 2 years on stiff old axles and didn't know what I was missing. I popped a few rivets on the inner skins and in retrospect I had a weird rough ride in the truck, too.

I bought axles made by Rockwell American here in Texas, which are available from various vendors. There are a couple of different manufacturers of suitable torsion axles as well, of course. I chose axles already equipped with new bearings and brakes and spindles drilled out with grease zerks to make it simple to grease the bearings regularly.

I wrote it up in this blog post a long time ago.
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It would be better to start a new thread.

The thread you used isn't topic specific and yes that is because it came from a time when the forum was very new.

A new thead for your topic will get replies that are specific to the want you have. Using this thread will encourage others to go off topic because this thread has several posts on different topics.


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