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Old 10-23-2014, 12:30 PM   #239
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I installed the axles and everything is square and symmetrical... Thank God. And I welded the bar across the axles so the won't buckle.

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Old 10-23-2014, 01:14 PM   #240
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You're a pioneer! The first one that I know of to use this type of axle. We want a full report after your first tow.

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Old 10-23-2014, 02:38 PM   #241
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Will do! Although I don't have much experience towing it with the original setup. I'm definitely going to try some crazy driving with it before i slide it back under the shell- and then try more crazy stuff with the shell on before i do the interior.
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Old 10-23-2014, 04:27 PM   #242
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It's fun to suggest jobs for others! I feel like a boss! But not!

You might want to check your axles alignment. Measure from the very front, center of your ball to the center of each spindle. You would expect less than 1/8" difference from left to right side. I used 18 ga automotive wire as it doesn't stretch and I can pull it tight.

You don't want your new frame following the tow vehicle at a 45 degree angle!

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Old 10-23-2014, 06:05 PM   #243
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Thanks for the tip on the wire! First I tried string, which was useless- stretched way too much. I ended up getting 2 friends together and did it with measuring tape, the big metal roll kind that has the crank, and by some miracle it was almost exactly the same. The spindles can be adjusted a little too, which I was expecting to have to do, but nope, they were perfect.


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Old 10-24-2014, 07:23 PM   #244
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Hub thingies and electric brakes installed and greased up.
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Old 10-24-2014, 08:22 PM   #245
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Don't worry, I have something better picked out (for the rims), plus these axles are for highway tires, not trailer tires, so I can get something better than the stuff offered for trailers.
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Old 10-25-2014, 08:13 PM   #246
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I'm so excited to be putting things back onto the trailer!!!
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:07 AM   #247
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You'll get a lot more excited when the shell goes back on!

Keep on going...

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Old 10-26-2014, 09:28 AM   #248
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Now you ah e a trailer to go buy your wood for the floor!
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:40 AM   #249
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Way ahead of you cwf, the wood is already cut and everything!


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Old 10-26-2014, 10:51 AM   #250
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Looking good Marco, making great progress.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:13 PM   #251
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Does anyone know where to get the bolts to put the bumper back on? I had to chop mine off. It was nice how they sunk flush into the bumper.


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Old 10-27-2014, 10:16 PM   #252
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Good hardware stores carry a similar bolt in Grade 8 or better. But you may have to grind down the diameter of the head a bit for a perfect fit.
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