88 Scamp Axel

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88 Scamp Axel

Does anyone know about the axels and how they are built , And if they come apart  ?  I have worked with german torsion bars before , they are adjustable and have rubber bushings and I have never had one seize up on me before and if they sag you can simply readjust or buy a new torsion bar . I pulled the wheel off from my 88 Scamp because of the plastic cap I am concerned about trying to remove it in the cold weather I have no idea if the torsion bar has metal or rubber bushings which metal could seize up in the cooler and damper climate , has anyone ever taken one of these axels apart before ?

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Dexter Torflex info

   Here is the info. on the Dexter Torflex axles. http://l.b5z.net/i/u/6149609/f/Trailer_Axle_Resources/Torflex_Information.pdf Scamp 13 uses #9 and 16&19 use the #10 axle. Scamp also uses Alko axles of the same weight range. Neither of these mfg. axles are repairable or adjustable as far as the suspension function. There is another mfg. that makes an axle with adjustable angle swing arms but when the rubber is dead adjusting the arms do not help the ride.

   When replacing the axle you can add bolt on brackets to make the next axle change easier. Around 2010 Scamp started installing the bolt on axle mounting brackets. New axles run $400-$600 W/O shipping or inst.

Eddie

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Thank you

Hi Eddie ,

Thanks so much your message and information I will be definitely saving the link for future use .

Steve and Sandy
1998 Scamp 16 Ft Deluxe
1973 Boler 13 Ft project
2000 Ford Expedition
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