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Old 06-14-2016, 03:38 PM   #1
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New axles - they're here, and they will require...

...a change from lug bolts to lug nuts.

Just thought I'd post this in case anyone else is changing axles.

Finally! New axles!
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Old 06-14-2016, 04:00 PM   #2
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Looks good I need to order mine soon
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Old 06-14-2016, 04:40 PM   #3
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Looks good I need to order mine soon
I got these from Colin, and as you can see they came with all the required hardware and totally assembled. I'm anticipating a pretty smooth installation.
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Looks good I tried a different source and ....

Did your receive all the bolts? The vertical nuts? The nuts and washers for the shock?
Looks like you are welding on the shock mounts, be sure and keep them plumb, just saying.
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I got these from Colin, and as you can see they came with all the required hardware and totally assembled. I'm anticipating a pretty smooth installation.
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Looks good I tried a different source and ....

Did your receive all the bolts? The vertical nuts? The nuts and washers for the shock?
Looks like you are welding on the shock mounts, be sure and keep them plumb, just saying.
What exactly is a vertical nut? There are four nuts and four bolts for mounting each axle. Looks like he said all required hardware is included, and they are totally assembled. Totaly. Including all brackets.
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Old 06-14-2016, 10:15 PM   #6
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Looks good I tried a different source and ....

Did your receive all the bolts? The vertical nuts? The nuts and washers for the shock?
Looks like you are welding on the shock mounts, be sure and keep them plumb, just saying.
I didn't check for the shock mounts, but they're supposed to be there. I think I see one in a photo, but I'll double-check tomorrow. There's a packing list showing a whole pot-load of nuts and bolts, and a bag that I believe they're in.

I take it you got yours from somewhere further west...? How did that work out?
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You will want to bolt your shocks to the brackets during install . Makes it so much easier than after the axles are bolted to the frame. Ask me how I learned .....
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The axles from Collin Hyde come with the shock mounts welded on before the torsion axle is assembled. That way it doesn't alter the rubber inside the axle.
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They might have came with shock brackets but you will have to come up with the shock studs. I helped a friend cut off the old and weld them to the new brackets..... It is not a big deal to put the shocks in place before the axle mounting.
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They might have came with shock brackets but you will have to come up with the shock studs. I helped a friend cut off the old and weld them to the new brackets..... It is not a big deal to put the shocks in place before the axle mounting.
With axles from Colin if you don't mount shocks on axle before raising axle you will have to drop axle and start over or figure out some other way to mount them, don't ask how I no this.
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They might have came with shock brackets but you will have to come up with the shock studs. I helped a friend cut off the old and weld them to the new brackets..... It is not a big deal to put the shocks in place before the axle mounting.
Actually, the shocks that Colin recommends come witih the mounting studs in the box. And yes, I opened the box to check.
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I got my new axles last year from Andy. My trailer is an old one, circa 1966. On that frame I had to weld on new shock terminations because the shock orientation had changed from vertical to horizontal. I found it best to put the axle in an unloaded condition and then extend the shock to its full length to locate the position for the frame side termination.
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:58 PM   #14
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Hi morganobenn
When you replaced axles and changed the orientation of the shocks, how did you select new shocks? size?
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