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Old 03-17-2011, 07:18 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by BabyBoomers View Post
Could someone give me a lesson on spindles? I don't understand the number rating etc. And what is stock on a '63 single axle Safari? Many thanks.
Spindle rating is how much weight can that spindle support w/o failure and the pair of spindles should never be less than the weight rating on the axle in general. I have a pic & specs on my original '64 safari axle spindles. Inner bearing spindle dia. 1.75 inches. Outer bearing dia. 1.25 inches. As I recall the new #10 Dexter axle was that size or maybe less, avaliable up to 3500 lbs with 10 inch brakes. The # 11 Dexter axle spindles are slightly larger dia. than my original, with 12 inch brakes and standard at 5000 lbs. The # 11 is a heavyer axle all around than the #10 or my original. I chose a # 11 Dexter derated to 4500 lbs, very pleased. The only differance between a standard and "derated" #11 axle is shorter rubber cords inside. All else remains the same. In the case of my '64 safari if I had used a # 10 axle I'd allways be flirting with the axles maximum limit. With the # 11 install it and forget it.

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Old 03-17-2011, 07:19 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by BabyBoomers View Post
And I think that you are recommending 30 degree angle?

Any coating, other than regular paint, is a waste of money, as that special coating does not protect the inside of the square tube.

Certainly, most everyone knows that the outside of the axle tube, can look great or terrible, yet has zero effect on the rubber rods.


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