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Old 03-02-2015, 07:41 PM   #21
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Unfortunately, no.



We have the brackets and studs made. When we ship axles from Corona, the brackets with studs are already welded in place.



When the axles are drop shipped, we send the brackets with studs to the buyer, at no charge.



Why Dexter refuses, is a mystery, that I can only explain buy saying that their old timer thoughts are out dated.



They certainly install those brackets on "every" axle that Airstream buys from them.



But, their old timers have bent a little by permitting us to order lower ratings with 12 inch brakes, that they will not do on an individual basis.



By tests, welding the bracket in place, raises the axle shaft temperature 16 degrees, certainly not enough to cause "any" problem.



Andy

Thank you Andy for doing that temp test, I've been putting off welding mine one for fear of voiding my warranty. It's good to know.
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I just ordered a pair of axles from Andy, He said he would send directions with the shocks and brackets on where to weld them, Said it is about a 30minute welding job. Sure hope he does, and the instructions are good. Seems like everything I do takes longer than expected. Anything that hasn't been apart for 35 years is no piece of cake.
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Old 03-06-2015, 12:18 AM   #23
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Got my axles, wheels ,brakes and a bunch of other parts Truck shipped from Andy and installed them myself.

The time consuming part was cleaning and undercoating the wheel wells.

I used a floor jack to lift the trailer and placed jack stands on the frame along with the tongue jack to support the trailer.

I used my trans jack to lower and raise the axles and my dollies to move the axles.

The job took about 10 hours including the cleaning and undercoating. I did it over 2 days. They were a direct bolt in ... whoo
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Great job, what kind of paint did you use?
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Thanks,

The wheel wells primed with Duplacolor self etching primer then undercoated.

The wheels are powder coated.
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Old 03-18-2015, 11:10 PM   #26
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In response to the frog ...

Here are more pics of the axle shock brackets.

The last pic shows the bracket that was bent in shipping
But easily straightened with a crescent wrench
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