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Old 09-18-2009, 05:48 PM   #1
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I've got a round bar weight distribution set up that my dad used in the 70's. The head is welded to a 1.75" shank, so it is no good. Does anybody know if the bars can still be used in a new head?

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If you knew the manufacurer, you could take them and see if they fit the current production heads, and if they fit, there's no reason they could not be used, that I know of.

Being round bars from the '70's, I would wager they are Easy Lift.
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I prefer Oak bars with long brass foot rails and pretty women serving ice cold beer. Maybe even a spitoon or two.

We have EasyLift for our AS and they sound similar. I'll try to remember to take a pic in the morning and post.
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Thanks for the input. I decided to take a brush to it and you are right! It is an Eaz Lift set up. The only problem is that the bars are 1-1/8" diameter where they go in to the head and the new ones are 1-3/8". Soooo, I guess I'm not going to be able to save my little sister any $$ on getting a weight distribution hitch.

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Here are the pics of our setup. There are 750# bars.
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can you cut the old shank off and weld on a new 2" one?
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can you cut the old shank off and weld on a new 2" one?
A good welder could.
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Thanks for the ideas and pictures. The only thing I was trying to salvage was the bars. The shank is a 1.75" one. Would do no good to cut the head off of the shank since it also has an inside width of 1.75"

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