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Old 07-13-2016, 08:14 AM   #29
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After all of that...

...I ended up deciding to replace the axle and brakes. Once I got into it I realized I needed to resurface one of the drums, replace two bearings and one grease seal. Everything all together was going to cost $265. I found an axle supplier in Dallas who would build one complete for $309. A day trip up to Dallas eliminates the shipping, and it didn't seem smart to keep the existing axle to save $40.
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:59 AM   #30
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...I ended up deciding to replace the axle and brakes. Once I got into it I realized I needed to resurface one of the drums, replace two bearings and one grease seal. Everything all together was going to cost $265. I found an axle supplier in Dallas who would build one complete for $309. A day trip up to Dallas eliminates the shipping, and it didn't seem smart to keep the existing axle to save $40.
Exactly the process and thinking that I went through. Now parts are available while on the road!
Another good thing is that my trailer came up 2" since the new axle is not a drop axle.
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Some of the old axle parts you now have may be of value to some one that has that vintage of a trailer.

Unless you have scrapped them you might consider that some one else may want to buy those from you.

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I have a complete axle with the old hydraulic brakes if anyone is interested. Spindles look good but I wouldn't trust the brakes simply because of age
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Unless Hadco still makes them I doubt I'll find a modern drum to fit. My drums have lots of meat left on them, but I'm going to go ahead and buy a pair from someone who has replaced their axle. That way when it comes time I'll have a pair to throw on there. Maybe I'll get 10 or 15 more years out of this setup?

You might want to follow the link in post #22.

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...I ended up deciding to replace the axle and brakes. Once I got into it I realized I needed to resurface one of the drums, replace two bearings and one grease seal. Everything all together was going to cost $265. I found an axle supplier in Dallas who would build one complete for $309. A day trip up to Dallas eliminates the shipping, and it didn't seem smart to keep the existing axle to save $40.
Yeah, that's hard to beat and a great price

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If you're in a Dallas area

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Yeah, that's hard to beat and a great price

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Some of the old axle parts you now have may be of value to some one that has that vintage of a trailer.

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Hey Action, I'm going to keep all the parts to sell to those who want to rebuild theirs
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Some one will really thank you.

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