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Old 01-29-2014, 10:44 PM   #15
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It'd be a shame not to put on disc brakes and activator, now. There should be a source of disc brake equipment to come with the bolt on axles. Just needs a good 30 amp wire and solid ground.
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:51 PM   #16
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I recently replaced the axles on my 1979 Safari and had torsion axles installed on my 1954 Liner. I went with disc brakes on both trailers - Wonderful, but not cheap. Both Kodiak and Dexter disc brakes will fit. I went with 12" Kodiak disc brakes and Dexter actuator. The only issue with the Kodiak brakes is that the aluminum wheels may not fit, not sure about the Dexter disc brakes. I have steel wheels, so not a problem.

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It'd be a shame not to put on disc brakes and activator, now. There should be a source of disc brake equipment to come with the bolt on axles. Just needs a good 30 amp wire and solid ground.
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:34 PM   #17
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Oh man- you've got the real deal on impact- jealous here! My HF barely torques 150!

My axles had no adjustment for alignment- bolt up only.

I'm really happy to hear that, I'm just pulling the axels then I'm going to make the plunge here next pay period. I figure it's a good time to drop the belly pan and por 15 the frame and replace the insulation as well.
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:35 PM   #18
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I am 79 yrs. old. Pur axles for my 76 31 ft A.S. from Colin installed my self w/out any help, it is not a hard job, just remember to put shocks on before lifting in place, there was'nt any mods to do , very simple job. Trailer can be lifted by pulling one axle at a time onto stack of boards, just get high enuf to slide new under then lift with floor jack, if you break shock bolts on frame gind off pur. grade 8 bolt, space out with washers. Bill

Don't take this the wrong way, but I think your one of those old men that hide their muscles until stuff gets hairy
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:28 PM   #19
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It'd be a shame not to put on disc brakes and activator, now. There should be a source of disc brake equipment to come with the bolt on axles. Just needs a good 30 amp wire and solid ground.
We have supplied many axles that bolt on with no modifications required (no drilling, welding, elongating holes or otherwise), both disc & drum. It just depends on what the customer asks for.
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:43 PM   #20
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We have had great success ordering from Colin H.
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I am 79 yrs. old. Pur axles for my 76 31 ft A.S. from Colin installed my self w/out any help, it is not a hard job, just remember to put shocks on before lifting in place, there was'nt any mods to do , very simple job. Trailer can be lifted by pulling one axle at a time onto stack of boards, just get high enuf to slide new under then lift with floor jack, if you break shock bolts on frame gind off pur. grade 8 bolt, space out with washers. Bill

What do you mean by... If you break off shock bolts, grind off pur grade 8 bolt, space out with washers?
I have three bolts that were shaved off and now I need to replace them. Tips?
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:19 AM   #22
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Smile Shock bolts

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What do you mean by... If you break off shock bolts, grind off pur grade 8 bolt, space out with washers?
I have three bolts that were shaved off and now I need to replace them. Tips?
Bolts on frame end. I ground off flush from inside frame then nocked off, put in lathe sq. up broken thread end and gound end, then drilled thru for grade 8 bolt reinserted this part then used bolt with washer inside frame to keep in place, this mod. part is hole size of shock then washers to space properly to lign up shock w/axle. If prob. pm me with ph. # then I can talk you thru how to do it. Bill
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:06 PM   #23
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My axles have bolts on the frame and on the axle mounting plates. Are these what you guys are talking about? I expect the bolts on the frame will break before they come off. Are both sets needed.

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Old 03-04-2014, 08:13 PM   #24
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Yep, bolts holding the axle mounting plate to the frame. Probably won't twist off, you'll have to turmum all the way. I cut mine off w/a torch. Either way replace them w/ grade 8s, torque, drive and re-torque. Then forget about them! Shock mounting bolts are a different beast. You can make them as stated above, or in my area you can still buy them off the shelf at the local auto parts store. Many sizes and styles used in the last 60+ yrs on most any vehicle. Easyest way is to save an original to compare.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:59 PM   #25
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Putback I think you mean the plate on the axel. I am talking about the plate welded to the trailer that has holes to mount to the bracket welded to the axel. My axle bolts to the plate and the frame members. Most axles just bolt to the plate.

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I'll be darned. I never happened to see that. Never seen a single bolt hole in a main frame rail, but I play with the older ones. Is your attachment original?
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As far as I know it is. I can take some photos.

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Old 03-15-2014, 06:04 PM   #28
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I have a couple quick questions...
I'm welding my shock mounts to the torsion bars on Monday, so
Do I weld them onto the inside of the torsion arm or outside, nearest the street?
Secondly, where is the best place to jack up the whole trailer? Is it ok to put jack stands under the axles or should it be on the frame?
Thanks for your quick replies!
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