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Old 10-27-2011, 07:24 PM   #1
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What can I take for a 1960 recovery...

In 10 days I'm off to collect a 1960 tandem axle trailer. It needs rims and tires and I have a set on my 1961 Overlander which I think share the same bolt pattern so that's OK, I'll just take them with me.

..Still it's going to be a 2500 Km trip back to base so I want to feel OK about towing her and I don't want new axles just yet as I'll be going with a totally new custom chassis during the shell off process.

I try and plan ahead and have booked the new purchase in with a shop near the pick up location but thought it can't hurt to be prepared with bearings and brake shoes etc just so I can get out of town without too much of a delay. I don't have any experience with Vintage axles, bearings and brakes as I had them updated on the Overlander before I even picked her up. So I guess I'm really asking if anyone would know part numbers or descriptions for the bearings, shoes etc maybe even "bearing buddies" that I could take down? Maybe they're such a standard part that I'm over thinking the whole enchilada but figure if I don't ask I'll only find out too late. I don't even know if it's got torsion axles or leaf so any advice would be great!
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:58 PM   #2
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I believe a 1960 model will have leaf springs. (Assuming you have the year correct)

You might bring some electrical light bulbs or wiring to make a temp brake lights and turn sig lights. Don't forget electrical brake wiring concerns. The conector may be different than what your vehicle is wired for.

As long as you have good tires, brakes and lights the rest can be addressed at home.

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Old 10-28-2011, 06:54 PM   #3
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Uhaul sells some magnetic tow lights that you can stick on the rear bumper. They worked great for me. Just needed a few zip ties to hang the cable up to the side of the trailer. And, I had to make mine longer but that was easy. If you are not sure about lighting/wiring they are cheap insurance.
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All good info. I have some magnetic tow lights that I used on my Overlander I just need to extend them considerably as they only just stretched the 26' last time. I emailed Jackson Centre for some info on the running gear so hopefully that'll conjure up some specs. Hopefully the leaf springs are good...
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Duct tape and wire to close and bind shut any windows doors etc so you don't lose them. A bungee to keep the door from flying open.
A 60 will be leaf springs.
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In 10 days I'm off to collect a 1960 tandem axle trailer. It needs rims and tires and I have a set on my 1961 Overlander which I think share the same bolt pattern so that's OK, I'll just take them with me.

..Still it's going to be a 2500 Km trip back to base so I want to feel OK about towing her and I don't want new axles just yet as I'll be going with a totally new custom chassis during the shell off process.

I try and plan ahead and have booked the new purchase in with a shop near the pick up location but thought it can't hurt to be prepared with bearings and brake shoes etc just so I can get out of town without too much of a delay. I don't have any experience with Vintage axles, bearings and brakes as I had them updated on the Overlander before I even picked her up. So I guess I'm really asking if anyone would know part numbers or descriptions for the bearings, shoes etc maybe even "bearing buddies" that I could take down? Maybe they're such a standard part that I'm over thinking the whole enchilada but figure if I don't ask I'll only find out too late. I don't even know if it's got torsion axles or leaf so any advice would be great!
Pack the bearings and use some NEW grease seals.

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