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Old 03-21-2012, 07:10 PM   #15
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I use an infrared thermometer from Harbor freight ... With one of these i have been able to determine if a cat is sitting on concrete its butt will be 10 degrees colder than the rest of the cat
Ya' know, as Ron White would say, "That there is useful information!"
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:37 PM   #16
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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,
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:10 PM   #17
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Glad you made it ok.
We just got home from FL and I now have access to the bearing and seal numbers if you still have any need for any of that info. Some of the numbers you now list do sound familiar.

It may be the hadco axle was the one that used the warner brakes. The have large round magnets that surround the spindle and I think the shoes were only 1.5 inches wide instead of 2 inches but may not remember that right
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:03 PM   #18
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More pics and info

yeah, if your privy to the info then sure, but don't bother yourself too much, the good thing is I made it.

Here is a pic of an axle, identical to mine. I never did find any markings on my hubs... they were too rusted to tell.

My axle is completely anihilated. I will be going with a new Dexter straight axle with electric brakes and leaf spring combo.
The trailer is totally wasted on the inside. I am afraid the frame is beat also. Oh well, I'll take it down to the bare and start over.

Here are some pics.
I will be starting a new thread soon.... Frame on restoration of '65 Globetrotter. Hope to hear from you there.
Thanks in advance,
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