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Old 08-16-2008, 04:58 AM   #15
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Sorry...I missed that you have a 66 AS.... and have to drill new mounting holes...

You have the added burden of drilling the holes in the same spot on each side...measure twice and drill once as they say....

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Not true.

It doesn't matter where the holes are drilled, just so that there are 3 on each side, from a968 and older.

The square slots align the axles.

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Old 08-16-2008, 10:16 AM   #16
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Andy, the original axle only had two bolts. Does the Dexter need three for a reason?
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Old 08-16-2008, 12:43 PM   #17
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Not true.

It doesn't matter where the holes are drilled, just so that there are 3 on each side, from a968 and older.

The square slots align the axles.

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Correction.

That year should say 1968 and older.

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Old 08-16-2008, 12:44 PM   #18
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Andy, the original axle only had two bolts. Does the Dexter need three for a reason?
I have no idea how many bolts must be used on a Dexter replacement for 1968 and older Airstreams.

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Old 08-16-2008, 01:53 PM   #19
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Two!

The Dexter mounts with two holes, as seen here:

http://i.b5z.net/i/u/1080235/f/Torfl...ation_4-04.pdf

I could not find a drawing on the GKN website to check that mounting bracket. I did however find this:

http://www.gknaxles.com/images/press...ER-MAY2008.pdf

Some pretty interesting reading!


Andy is correct about the square slots assuring alignment!

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Old 08-18-2008, 02:07 PM   #20
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I don't wish to be a PITA but I am not getting the three bolts thing. Here are the photos of my original axle and the mount on the safari (1966). Did the factory mess up? I only have two. Anybody need an old axle or should I saw this bugger in half and post the pictures of the inside of this thing?

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I don't wish to be a PITA but I am not getting the three bolts thing. Here are the photos of my original axle and the mount on the safari (1966). Did the factory mess up? I only have two. Anybody need an old axle or should I saw this bugger in half and post the pictures of the inside of this thing?

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As I understand it, the holes in the Dexter should line up with the axle mounting plate.

If they do not, then raise the axle in place, drill 3 each 1/2 inch holes, thru the axle mounting bracket and thru the axle mounting plate. Duplicate that for the other side.

Install the 1/2 inch grade 8 hardware, that should of been supplied, along with installation instructions from whoever you purchased the axle from.

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Here's how I did it. Start at post 147 and it shows how I matched the axle to the holes that were already in the trailer.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f437...-39688-11.html

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Hey Alumanutz, my new Dexter has only two bolts per side, the original axle on my 1964 only had two bolts per side.

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Tired, dirty but done. A few snags but nothing a plasma cutter did not take care of!! Doorgunner, here we come!
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