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Old 03-15-2014, 06:17 PM   #29
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Don't put jacks under the axles. Put a jack on the axle mounting plate only or on the frame on the front and back of the axle mounting plate. The frame is just behind the axle mounting plate. Weld new shock mounts where the ones were for your old axle. It might even be possible to hack saw off the old pins and weld them to the new torsion arm.

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Old 03-15-2014, 06:20 PM   #30
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Thanks for the jacking advise.
On the shocks mounts though, I don't have my old ones to compare, and I have photos from diff people showing it being welded onto the street side of the torsion arm AND on the inside of the arm.... Ugh!Click image for larger version

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Old 03-15-2014, 06:49 PM   #31
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I am not sure of the exact position. I do know you don't want to get the part that goes into the square axle tube real hot when welding. You could damage the rubber springs.

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Old 03-15-2014, 07:14 PM   #32
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Ok , thanks for that advise
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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!
Why jack up trailer if tandem axle? Stack 2/6 each side pull 1 axle on to stack high enough to change 1 axle then do other same way, no chance to slip off jack or stands, remmember to block so tr. does't roll off stack., as for welding shock bolts, axles fron Colin friction fit no need to weld. Bill
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I could understand that advise if I were replacing the axles, but I'm ONLY welding shock mounts to the axle, the axles are new, installed and bolted,, welded to the frame already.
I am welding the shock mounts and pins to the torsion arms and to the frame, since the idiot, Mr&r polishing, Victorville, ca did not think I needed shocks.
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