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Old 11-03-2013, 08:03 PM   #1
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Need to replace my '61 Bambi's axle

What they charging if I may ask. Need to replace my 61 Bambi's (broke a spindle yesterday) and not really looking forward to doing it myself. thanks, bill
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:18 PM   #2
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What they charging if I may ask. Need to replace my 61 Bambi's (broke a spindle yesterday) and not really looking forward to doing it myself. thanks, bill
Most likely, your axle is welded in place.

Therefore a good welding shop is the place to have the work done.

Typically, to replace a single axle that was welded in place, takes no more than 3 hours.

Your axle can be upgraded to newer standards, by someone that knows how, and at no additional cost.

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Old 11-04-2013, 12:06 PM   #3
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What they charging if I may ask. Need to replace my 61 Bambi's (broke a spindle yesterday) and not really looking forward to doing it myself. thanks, bill
Andy is correct, your axle is welded in place, however when we install replacements in this era of trailer, we always fab mounting plates like later Airstream's have, then bolt the new axle in place. This makes things much simpler to replace in future if the new axle ends up bent due to a road mishap. If you have welding capability, you can do this at home. If not, you're better off finding a good welding/fab shop to do the work.
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