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Old 08-29-2014, 09:46 AM   #29
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There may be a difference in post 1969 units to pre-1969 units.

Typically the drilling or modifications may be needed on earlier units.

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The axle mounting bracket was changed so that the trailer would be one inch higher with the new style, starting with the 1969 models.

Retro fitting then on a 1968 and older, requires new mounting holes.

Not a biggie.

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Old 08-29-2014, 10:21 AM   #30
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I thought about this a little bit.

My guess is that when the trailers were built they put the axles in the frame slots and drilled the frame to fit the axles.
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I thought about this a little bit.

My guess is that when the trailers were built they put the axles in the frame slots and drilled the frame to fit the axles.
The axle mounting plates that are welded on to the side of the frame, already have the axle bolt holes in place.

No drilling is necessary.

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Got ya!

I was just thinking out loud,,, wrongly..
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Very few units are simple "bolt up" no matter who you order them from. There are a few years who get lucky and set the expectation that they all should. I change a number of axles per month, across a wide range of years, rarely do the I get lucky and just unbolt and re bolt.
I ordered mine from Colin,after a SNAFU with "another" retailer in Ca. and they were a direct bolt in replacement with no problems.'72 Excella 500 tandem
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You should be very happy for yourself. In my experience, rarely is a simple bolt on. I do a pair or two replacements every month and it has been a long while since this blind squirrel found it's acorn. I need to start doing more 70's trailers I guess.
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