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Old 08-18-2008, 02:22 PM   #21
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I don't wish to be a PITA but I am not getting the three bolts thing. Here are the photos of my original axle and the mount on the safari (1966). Did the factory mess up? I only have two. Anybody need an old axle or should I saw this bugger in half and post the pictures of the inside of this thing?

As I understand it, the holes in the Dexter should line up with the axle mounting plate.

If they do not, then raise the axle in place, drill 3 each 1/2 inch holes, thru the axle mounting bracket and thru the axle mounting plate. Duplicate that for the other side.

Install the 1/2 inch grade 8 hardware, that should of been supplied, along with installation instructions from whoever you purchased the axle from.

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Old 08-18-2008, 03:30 PM   #22
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Here's how I did it. Start at post 147 and it shows how I matched the axle to the holes that were already in the trailer.


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Old 08-19-2008, 07:51 AM   #23
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Hey Alumanutz, my new Dexter has only two bolts per side, the original axle on my 1964 only had two bolts per side.

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Old 08-21-2008, 10:55 PM   #24
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Tired, dirty but done. A few snags but nothing a plasma cutter did not take care of!! Doorgunner, here we come!
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