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Old 07-24-2004, 10:07 AM   #15
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A direct replacxement axle (Henschen) takes less than 3 hours labor, including shocks to replace.

However, if the axle mounting plate is too short vertically, like it is on the early 60's trailers, then add another hour.

That hour is for the purpose of drill 6 half inch holes. Certainly plenty of time.


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Old 07-24-2004, 10:50 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by 53FlyingCloud
Yea, I see what you mean..
Sorry Tim..
When I said under it..The intent was ' over the top of it '...
(from gnd up)
I've spend way too much time laying on my back under the GT...

Vern... No problem. I am glad Shari straighted us out though. Now I can turn my computer monitor right side up again!

Steph.. Looks like a great job on all the work they did. I'm sure your going to feel really good about towing it where ever you want!

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Old 07-24-2004, 01:35 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by InsideOut
Hey Vern...are you standing on your head?

The red line is going over the axle in Steph's attached's higher off the ground than the axle thus it's 'over'.


The question is the same, why between the axle & belly pan instead of under the axle?


The original axels mounted up with no space between the square axel tube and the belly pan. The propane line that runs back to the water heater had a loop bent into it so it could pass under the axel(s). The new axels, when mounted hard against the square cutout in the mounting plates, still leave about a one inch space between the square axel tube and the belly pan. This allows you to re-run that propane line flush against the belly pan without looping the line under the axel where something could hit it.
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