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Old 01-27-2019, 04:14 PM   #1
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Replacement stabilizers for 76 Airstream

Hey guys. My 76 Overlander came with only 3 stabilizers. 1 has a bent arm, 1 has a cracked frame and is completely broken, and the most functional one had a bent socket arm / extension (whatever that's called). I figured I'd buy 4 brand new stabilizers.

I'm attaching photos of what I currently have. What is the correct replacement for these?
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Old 01-27-2019, 07:27 PM   #2
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Hey guys. My 76 Overlander came with only 3 stabilizers. 1 has a bent arm, 1 has a cracked frame and is completely broken, and the most functional one had a bent socket arm / extension (whatever that's called). I figured I'd buy 4 brand new stabilizers.

I'm attaching photos of what I currently have. What is the correct replacement for these?
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Woo nelly. Pricey buggers, but what can you do? Thanks much! Time to start saving up.
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Yup. I swear the manufacturers see us coming and set the prices nice and high.
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I would look for a local fab shop to see what they would charge to make 4 of them.
They don't look that complicated.
They may be able to salvage some of those you have.
At least use some of the parts.
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My understanding was that once the arm is bent, there's never any way to get stability out of them again. I dunno though.

Airstream Supply seems to have the best deal I've found: https://airstreamsupply.com/Jacks-ba...et-of-4-400093

Maybe the two stabilizers with the bent arms can be straightened in a vice and reinforced with a piece of metal welded on, cleaned up and spray painted. Even if I can just salvage 2 of them, that'd save me some dough.
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My understanding was that once the arm is bent, there's never any way to get stability out of them again. I dunno though.

Airstream Supply seems to have the best deal I've found: https://airstreamsupply.com/Jacks-ba...et-of-4-400093

Maybe the two stabilizers with the bent arms can be straightened in a vice and reinforced with a piece of metal welded on, cleaned up and spray painted. Even if I can just salvage 2 of them, that'd save me some dough.
I'd suggest doing a search on this forum for posts mentioning "Airstream supply" before ordering from them. Not saying don't buy from them necessarily, just know what you're getting into before you do.
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I'd suggest doing a search on this forum for posts mentioning "Airstream supply" before ordering from them. Not saying don't buy from them necessarily, just know what you're getting into before you do.
I emailed them about axles and I haven't gotten a response, so I get the feeling I know why they have a reputation. Thanks for the head's up.
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