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Old 06-17-2021, 05:11 AM   #1
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1963 Globe Trotter axle and brakes

I have a 1963 globetrotter I believe it has the original axle in it I would like to replace the axle any suggestions about where and what kind of axle I should get and Should I consider some type of braking system
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A 1963 with a torsion axle definitely needs to be replaced if it is original. I would suggest contacting Colin Hyde Restorations about a replacement. He can arrange it to be dropped shipped to you (with or without brakes installed).

https://sites.google.com/colinhydetr...torations/home

With a single axle trailer and living in the western US. Suggest you consider upgrading to EOH (electric over hydraulic) disc brakes. Like us, any direction you go requires elevation changes. It's not an inexpensive upgrade, but provides a lot of piece of mind on those long downgrades.
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A 1963 with a torsion axle definitely needs to be replaced if it is original. I would suggest contacting Colin Hyde Restorations about a replacement. He can arrange it to be dropped shipped to you (with or without brakes installed).

https://sites.google.com/colinhydetr...torations/home

With a single axle trailer and living in the western US. Suggest you consider upgrading to EOH (electric over hydraulic) disc brakes. Like us, any direction you go requires elevation changes. It's not an inexpensive upgrade, but provides a lot of piece of mind on those long downgrades.
That’s great information! You basically answered my next question. Brakes, hydraulic over electric. I’m choosing electric. Thank you so much
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