19' Renovation / Axle Upgrade

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Kiernanpm
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Just got my axle off a few

Just got my axle off a few days ago, getting the frame cleaned up and doing some light painting before I add a few additional crossmembers for support and start on the timbren installation process. 

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7b5wLjhh5A/

Three pics in this post -- exterior with the axle off, interior before and after the axle and old floor support removal. 

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Safety first

I would put better blocking under the frame.

Kiernanpm
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I probably should, yes, will

I probably should, yes, will be doing so as I get to the reinforcement work I'll be doing next week. Fully gutted and with no axle on it currently I can't imagine it weighs anything over 1,000 lbs? Thats a vague guess I don't have a great idea. But regardless, yes, it could use some extra jack stands. 

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My pre observation

I call Timbren once again  and they recommended to no reverse it which I was not going to do anyhow.So my axles just arrived today but I thought from the comments to look at the Dexter and Lippert axels

Originally I was thinking  a Dexter axle but with the floor inset the frame is lowered on one side  by 4 inches so the Dexter will not work unless I fir down the other side too. I would need to do this anyhow for the Timbren  however since with the Timbren  will be able to tie the extension plus the main together it looks like I will get better support and  only have a 6-7 inch lift vrs a approx 10" lift. The Lippert looks like what I am replacing which I am not impressed with .I did not see if they had a lift option  and I wanted a better ride with tshocks with the Dexter or the combined suspension  with the Timbren. So we'll see 

Here is the picture of the lowered passenger side you'll see the existing axle Behring the lowered section but 4" higher and the difference of the main support beam and the lowered section

Geno

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Odd frame

Gene

Your frame looks a little odd. All the Scamp frames I've seen use the 1.5"x3" frame tube for the sides of the floor drop area and they lay a piece of tube on it's side under the door way. But I've only replaced axles on standard trailers. Interesting, it may be a Deluxe thing with the vertical pieces to drop the floor more than 3" . It also looks like you started with a down angle axle. That explains why you were able to easily access the welds W/O cutting the swing arms off. 

Eddie 

 

Gene C
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Its a deluxe thing alright

Its a deluxe thing alright.The drivers side did not have so much for easy access on the front weld, I ended up rocking the axle till it broke off.I will be starting on the passenger sideso I am going to weld a piece of flat metal to tie in the top and bottom rail for strength on that  side. I will need to weld the Timbren on the passenger side for sure as there is no access to the back side.

Geno

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replacement axles

Its nice we have 2 replacements at the same time going on installing the same Timbren on a 19' and a 13'

Geno

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Axle

I was thinking same thing, Geno. Cool to follow both of these axle changes. Definitely going in the Mod table of contents.

Keep the pics and the write-ups coming guys.

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Gene C
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Welding is all done

Well I got all the old out and now have welded in the flat plate on the passenger side

The drivers side I needed to make up a 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 mount so I hade to get a piece of 1 1/2 x 4 plus a piece of 1/2 x 11/2 bar to make the height then welded a 1/8 x 6 plate to tie those all together. It was easier than it sounds. I did drill 3/8 holes along the tops and middle so that I welded to the centers as well as the edges. So far so good and no fires as of yet

i am now ready to mount the Timbren

 

Geno

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