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Old 11-24-2009, 05:05 PM   #1
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First Airstream for me.A 1965 Ambassador.Where do I shop for wheel bearing seals and brake parts?
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:45 PM   #2
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You could get them at any good auto supply shop. If none in your area try
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First Airstream for me.A 1965 Ambassador.Where do I shop for wheel bearing seals and brake parts?

For your brakes get get full assemblies like this. Trailer Parts Superstore - Electric Trailer Brake Assemblies. This is an example. You probably have 10" brakes. Take a look though to make sure. The new bell and whistle is self adjusting trailer brakes. Take the wheel bearings and seals to NAPA and get a replacement. Inspect the bearings first odds are they are still good and just need repacked. Defiantly get a new seal.
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First Airstream for me.A 1965 Ambassador.Where do I shop for wheel bearing seals and brake parts?
The original grease seals used felt. They are no longer available.

A special after market seal was created a few years ago.

You local parts store may not have them.

Your original brakes were 12 inch electric.

The shocks are a standard NAPA part.

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Old 11-24-2009, 06:57 PM   #5
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First Airstream for me.A 1965 Ambassador.Where do I shop for wheel bearing seals and brake parts?
You can get brake parts from Redneck Trailer, etrailer.com, or almost any trailer supply and repair shop. Napa was able to supply me with grease seals for our '63 Overlander, and may still be able to get them.
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I was gonna say "Just call Inland Andy", but if you want to do it locally, you could pull the old ones, take them to the local NAPA and have him get you some.

My buddy runs the local NAPA, and I just pulled one set of everything off mine (I still have five left to hold it off the ground ) and had him order me six of everything.

That was two years ago, so I should probably repack them this summer. I'm guilty of not doing it every year, but about every third.

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