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Old 08-05-2006, 12:13 PM   #15
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Here's a pic of my leaf springs when they were taken out to replace the axle a few years back. If you count the mounting leaf, there are a total of nine. Also, clearly visible are the fairly famous skids Airstream used on a few of this era of axles.

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just hope your skids never need to be used!

btw i have seen them on early 70's tandem axle trailers as well. different design same function.

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Old 08-05-2006, 12:26 PM   #16
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Ride Height

Tim,

Another thing is that by choosing between straight and drop (I think that you can get only a 4" drop) and placing the axles over or under the springs you have a lot of flexibility in ride height as well as distance from the body to axles and ground clearance on the axles. I went with a 4" drop and axles under the springs. One other thing, depending on how your tandem springs are connected compared to the new ones, this will affect your ride height also. My new connector has a 4" drop and the old one was straight.

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Old 08-05-2006, 12:55 PM   #17
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Tim,

The picture in post #4 is a straight axle, the drop axle has the wheel spindle above the axle. My Liner is not home now but if you want a picture I can post one later.

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I'm still not quite following you. Here is a picture of mine when the bearings were being packed.

Not sure if you can see what you need to.

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This is the best way for me to describe an axle set-up. There are different amounts of drop and I believe you can order up to a 4" drop.

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Old 08-05-2006, 02:56 PM   #19
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The springs on my 60 have 7 actual leafs there ,but I did not add the very short bottom in the count ,so 7 it is as was original .The leaves are very
thick and have the second leaf wrap up support for the spring eye as
markdoane has on his ,no added leaf was necessary for mine.I kept the
old spring packs ,just in case ,but Im sure the new ones will last another 40
years as my old ones did ,and they werent broken ,but used for sure.

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Old 08-05-2006, 02:59 PM   #20
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Tim , yours are original dropped axles .

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Old 08-05-2006, 05:53 PM   #21
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Thanks Brad. That clears it up!

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This is the best way for me to describe an axle set-up. There are different amounts of drop and I believe you can order up to a 4" drop.

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