Got the trailer home
Well, the parts list I had for bearing races & seals was wrong. I tried to do my due dilligence ahead of time to find the right bearings BEFORE the trip, but to no avail.
What I found was that the outer bearings were Bower #1779 with a #1729 Timken race.
The inner bearings were Bower #2788 with a Bower #2729 race, and a rear grease seal was # 7044NA (National).
From what I can find this is a HADCO axle, and unfortunately 12"x2" hubs would not work on this axel spindle/backing plate combo. From what I was told (correct me if I'm wrong) the HADCO hubs are specific to HADCO.
So, I drove 430 miles to pick up the trailer. The lug nuts were rusted to the hub, so I had a local shop in Crescent City, Ca remove the lug nuts with a torch and impact wrench. (PM if you need assistance in this neck of the woods) They charged $25... well worth it.
What I did was remove the whole hub with the wheel and pounded out the races on the side of the shop.
Once I had all the bearings/races out I was able to locate all the parts locally in Crescent City.
At just about 7pm, minutes before dark and rain drops starting to fall, I put the rims back on.
The old bearings weren't that bad, but after all that trouble I might as well change them.
From Start to finish, including meeting the seller and registering at DMV, removing wheels, hubs, beaings and races it took about 8 hours.
I wouldn't recommend it for the faint of heart, considering most of the parts are specific, and can be troublesome to find.
However, we got everything back together and on the road. After 3 days and 860 miles the trailer is right in it's spot in my driveway.
Next project..... 65 Globetrotter made into coffee concessions trailer.
Thanks in advance,
Thanks in advance!