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Old 04-27-2010, 03:26 PM   #1
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Wheel removal - Ambassador

I have 1975 Ambassador converted to office. Been sitting in my backyard for a few years.

Two tires out of the four (both front ones) leak enough for them to go flat in a few days.

According to the manual the jacking point is supposed to be marked on the frame, but I cannot find it.

Where is it?

Any further suggestions for wheel removal?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-27-2010, 04:04 PM   #2
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On a dual axle you can jack right between the axles,there is a plate there. Dave
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:35 PM   #3
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not a good plan to jack on that plate as it is thin on mid 70's and subject to buckling. There is a tech note on this if I understand correctly.

The jack point is on the frame just to the rear of the axles.

The best bet, though, is to run the rear tire up on a few blocks. four to six inches should be enough to get the front tire off the ground and convenient for removal.
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I use a bottle jack on the plates that hold the axle; this works well... my jack stands have a slot in them just wide enough to admit this plate, so things are pretty secure once the trailer is on the stands.

The plate on our 71 isn't real thick, but also doesn't "feel" like it would buckle easily. That said, I find the classic car jacks not very well suited for Airstreams, since the jacks have a lot of sideways motion once they're up far enough to lift a 'stream.

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I do the same. If it's going to be in the air for a while, I'll lover it down a little to get the other tire on the ground for a little extra stability.

This was last weekend when I was packing the bearings and checking the brakes.
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