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Old 05-16-2010, 07:14 PM   #1
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Free Axle parts

I just replaced the Axle's in my 86 Excella triple axle and have the old ones.
There is nothing wrong with the bearings, brake's and hub's if anyone is interested.
Please PM me
I will not ship, but will deliver within 50 miles.
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:28 PM   #2
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What was wrong with the axles?
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:26 PM   #3
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The rubber was hardened and set at 0 deg. Not much spring left.
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:28 PM   #4
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Has anyone tried pulling them apart and replacing the rubber rods?
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Has anyone tried pulling them apart and replacing the rubber rods?
Yes they have.

If you can deform the rubber rods and then freeze them to about minus 260 degrees F, and then quickly reinstall the metal shaft, with the frozen rubber rods, then you can do it.

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Old 05-17-2010, 12:33 PM   #6
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How hard is it to get them apart?

The freezing and forming should be possible with dry ice.
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:48 PM   #7
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How hard is it to get them apart?

The freezing and forming should be possible with dry ice.
Dry Ice doesn't get cold enough.

Minimum temperature required to keep the rubber rods frozen for 30 to 45 seconds, when exposed to a normal ambient temperature, is minus 200 degrees F, or even colder.

Liquid nitrogen is how it's done.

But, try youir idea if you wish.

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Old 05-19-2010, 11:03 AM   #8
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The Axle's are
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Old 05-19-2010, 11:24 AM   #9
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Dry Ice doesn't get cold enough.

Minimum temperature required to keep the rubber rods frozen for 30 to 45 seconds, when exposed to a normal ambient temperature, is minus 200 degrees F, or even colder.

Liquid nitrogen is how it's done.

But, try youir idea if you wish.

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I met a girl that could cool them that much , no problem!!
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:52 AM   #11
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The rubber cannot be replaced, but it can be restored by sitting the axles in a bath of seal restorer for a few days.

Not that I'd want to try this on an axle on MY airstream, and I'd want to see a million miles of testing before recommending it to anyone else... But this can fully restore the rubber to its original compressibility characteristics.

This works in many cases where rubber is in compression but should never be used on rubber in tension.
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The rubber cannot be replaced, but it can be restored by sitting the axles in a bath of seal restorer for a few days.

Not that I'd want to try this on an axle on MY airstream, and I'd want to see a million miles of testing before recommending it to anyone else... But this can fully restore the rubber to its original compressibility characteristics.

This works in many cases where rubber is in compression but should never be used on rubber in tension.
I believe that will add rust to the interior of the axle tube.

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Free axle parts??

Free axle parts ????

We have lots of them.

Unfortunately they are all junk.

This is how we take care of that issue.

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Where can I get the rubber rods? I'm willing to try replacing them myself
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