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Old 08-03-2008, 11:04 AM   #15
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Andy, maybe I have done somthing wrong.

The original axle was welded to the frame. The frame is a closed tube about 2 inches thick and four inches high. The original axle runs thru and is welded to angle iron. The angle iron is welded to the bottom of the frame. To remove the axle, I cut off the leg of the angle that the axle is running thru, thus releasing the old axle from the frame. The other leg of the axle is still welded to the frame.

The new axle has much the same thing, but shorter angle iron. The lenth from angle to angle is almost the same as the original, with 1/8 inch difference. There are 2 oblong holes on the top of the angle and 4 on the side.

I don't see a bracket or plate. Was this part of the original hardware or part of the new?
Oops.

Upon further review of your photo's, you "do not" have an axle mounting plate.

Why, I don't know, as axles on the small units were welded in place in 61 but not in 62, that I am aware of.

There are two things you can do.

1. Weld the axle in place, the same way as the original axle. In that case, you don't need any bolts.

BUT, before you weld it in place, you must make absolutely sure that the axle is correctly aligned with the frame. You can make that measurement, using a common point on each side of the axle, such as the lower forward corner of the mounting bracket, and the "center" of the jack post, making sure that the jack post is not bent.

2. Install a axle mounting plate, which we have, making sure that it's aligned perfectly from side to side, as well as vertically.

The axle mounting plate is preferred, since welds can fracture, in time. That's one of the big reasons Airstream started to use those mounting plates, and still do.

Andy
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Old 08-03-2008, 02:14 PM   #16
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Andy,

I think we are on the same page now.

I need the axle mounting plates overnighted, you can use the same credit information. Can you call me ASAP if this is a problem? Are you working today?

FYI, my serial number is 22TS/S0674. If I understand what I have read, this was made in California because the toilet is on the street side.
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:09 PM   #17
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Those brakes look like the ones on my 1948 24' Spartanette,when I get time to restore ,I`ll probably just replace the axle,don`t know if the 6 volt magnets would work either.Dave
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:37 PM   #18
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Andy,

I think we are on the same page now.

I need the axle mounting plates overnighted, you can use the same credit information. Can you call me ASAP if this is a problem? Are you working today?

FYI, my serial number is 22TS/S0674. If I understand what I have read, this was made in California because the toilet is on the street side.
We are open M-F only.

My other half, uses a computer at home, so once in a while, I get on line.

We will call you tomorrow before 8am, our time.

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Thanks Andy,

I will look forward to your call.

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