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how do I assemble a trailer axle?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by rab89, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Aug 28, 2011 at 12:37 AM
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    rab89

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    So I'm looking to put a new axle under my utility trailer, and wondering, how to I turn 2 of these : [​IMG]

    into an axle?

    do i weld them into a piece of tubing?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Aug 28, 2011 at 12:47 AM
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    Those are your axle spindles?

    Looks like 5 on 4.5 bolt spacing so its meant for a 2000 lbs axle. Where did you get them from. Im sure you can just weld it to a piece of tubing and slap a u-bolt kit on and tires.
     
  3. Aug 28, 2011 at 12:48 AM
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    i dont have them yet, I can buy whatever size I decide, how do I ensure that when I weld them in, they are straight and won't wobble like crazy?
     
  4. Aug 28, 2011 at 12:48 AM
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    You can also pick up an axle from Standon's in Calgary for around $100
     
  5. Aug 28, 2011 at 12:51 AM
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    Your spindles spin separately from the axle. Wont really affect anything other than your turning.

    Edit: Actually if they are not straight with the road they will wear very quickly
     
  6. Aug 28, 2011 at 12:57 AM
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    yea exactly, I was thinking of getting an axle from princess auto, these just seamed like a cheaper route. I'll just buy an axle haha
     
  7. Aug 28, 2011 at 1:00 AM
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    Standon's will make the axle to your specs. We get axles built from Standons all the time.

    The freight might make it not worth it though. Go for princess Auto then.
     
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