Originally Posted by jeffsmattson
I have removed the old axle from my Bambi. Because the mounting plate was welded to the axle first along the inside edge and then welded to the frame, I could not remove the axle without removing the mounting plate from the frame. I ground off the welds with a grinder. Of course it took me a lot of grinding to discover this "hidden weld". My question is, can I have the mounting plate welded to the axle and then BOLT the mounting plate through the frame? This would involve drilling holes through the U-frame. There is not much left of the belly pan in this area so access is not a problem. Could it be bolted on until I can get it to a shop to do the welds?
Thanks for you advice
You can simply align the axle with respect to the frame, on the trailer, so that it tows correctly, and then weld it in place.
There is no need to drill extra holes or add any brackets.