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Old 05-27-2004, 03:05 PM   #1
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Replacing single axle

I have a 66 Safari with a single axle which I would like to replace. I did a search and found posts that describe how to replace the axle on a double axle trailer, but I didn’t see anything describing the process for the single axle. I don’t want to do any unnecessary damage by lifting from the wrong locations. Anybody been through this before? Thanks for the help.
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Old 05-27-2004, 07:17 PM   #2
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I just replaced one on a 77 Minuet. If the 66 has a Henchen axle it is a breeze.

Find the jacking points, put it up on jack stands, remove the wheels, remove the brake wires. unbolt the shocks, support the axle in the middle with a floor jack, 4 bolts and lower the axle, remove the shocks from the posts.
To replace just reverse the order.
Took me about 1 1/2 hours with the help of a 1/2" impact wrench.

If the trailer has springs it should be just about the same procedure.

The big thing to practice is SAFETY. Do not get under the trailer for any reason when it is up on stands.

Get yourself another body, then you will need some flat level solid ground.
Procure some good quality jack stands. Pay attention to where you are placeing the stands.
Every thing else is easy.

Good luck
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Thanks for the input. Where exactly are the "jacking points" This is really my main question. Can I just put them on the frame on either side of the axle?
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