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Old 02-09-2003, 07:10 PM   #1
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New Axles vs Old Picture

Here is a picture I snapped during the axle replacement project that shows the height profile difference for anyone that is interested. Cold weather is hampering the completion of this project.
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Old 02-09-2003, 07:21 PM   #2
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That's a significant difference!

I know what you mean about cold weather!
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Old 02-09-2003, 07:38 PM   #3
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Mike,

Good job! I bet she'll be really smooth over the bumps once you're done.

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p.s. is that snow on the ground??????
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your'e doing it all WRONG!

don't you know trailers without wheels are supposed to be on cinderblocks!

i know what you mean about the weather, putting off oil change in my truck until it is in the 20's again.

then it will be time to break out the shorts and valvoline!

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At least the frozen ground is providing a firm and solid surface for the jacks. Good photo! You are the man! There is no way I'd even contemplate working in the snow.
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Yeah John, that's snow alright. COLD snow! It's not to bad working in the high 20's. But, when it's in the single digits and teens, I stay inside as much as possible, in front of the woodburner.
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Were you able to order axles that fit, or did you have to do any special fitting?

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Ken, I ordered Henschen axles through Inland RV. They fit like a glove, exact replacements.
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Thats great....... thats my plan for my '75 this spring.
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I here you guys are going to be in the mid to upper 30's later this week. This will have to help the joints in your body !!

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That picture of yours that shows the before is where mine are, did you order the bare axel or a complete one from Andy?.
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I ordered bare, from Andy. My hubs and bearings are good, brake plates are good. I did put on one set of brake plates for good measure though.
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You should see what I have under our AS, cinder block, paving bricks, and 2x8 fore and aft of the axels, I will have to jack it up some more to put the tires back on. Has anybody had to have their trailer aligned after the axels had been replaced?, the last owner put on tires that have been to Texas twice and still in very good shape.
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Gene,

You need to invest in a good set of jackstands!

Those cinder blocks are mankillers. A lot of shade tree mechanics have met their maker when those things decide to crumble without warning. I have four of the three ton ratcheting models which I picked up at the auto supply for about fifty bucks a set, not bad life insurance.

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