Originally Posted by TexasSafari
My Father bought a new set of axles from Inland (Axis made) for his 1964
Overlander. He doesn't plan on using them right away and I was going to "borrow" one of them for my 1965
Safari to get mine on the road a little quicker.
Do they use the same axle? The Axis Part Number is 10598, 3500# on the shipment paperwork.
Thanks in advance.
No, you shouldn't use one of those axles.
Your Safari uses a 5000 pound axle, not 3500 pounds.
If you use it, you will ruin it very quickly.
The fit is the same, but the ratings are far apart.
Overloading a torsion axle, as you suggest, will destroy the rubber rods.