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Old 10-13-2013, 12:26 PM   #1
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Little Bit of Rust Everywhere?

So, I want to remove the rust from the hubs on my original 1962 overlander..watched on Pinterest how citric acid will remove rust, and aluminum foil and water...wondering if either of these have worked on airstream hubs?

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Old 10-13-2013, 01:19 PM   #2
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there are any number of ways to remove the rust but why would you want to? If you have the original hadco brakes they are obsolete and parts are not available. upgrade to new.If your axle is the original the rubber rods are shot, replace the whole thing and be done with it.

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Old 10-15-2013, 01:22 PM   #3
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Arlanan, If you are referring about your 1962 Overlander, it would have been one of the first years of torsion axles. The above poster is correct if the original axles have never been replaced, they are beyond the service life. In addition a replacement axle will not have an exact fit as there have been design changes since 1962 that will make some minor modifications necessary. (I believe you will have to drill some holes in the mounting area)

While cleaning or removing the rust on the hubs would be nice the chances are very high the axle assemblies are no longer functioning correctly if these are the original units. (Torsion axles were introduced in 1961 I believe) Replacement would be the only repair available to restore the correct ride height and correct suspension to this unit.

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