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Axle Replacement

Jerry had to replace the torsion axle on his 1971 13' Gaucho and very graciously provided these pictures as a show and tell! 

  • Link to torsion axle Jerry purchased ($227 plus $68 shipping to PA)
  • 5 bolt on 4.5" centers
  • 61" hub to hub (your measurements may vary)
  • 48" outside to outside bracket (your measurements may vary) - this is the measurement required by the above axle company. They call it "outside frame" (Nancy's Rear Door was 48 1/2")


Before replacement - note distance from ground


After replacement - note distance from ground


Before left side


After left side


Before right side


After right side


Worn tire - right side


Worn tire - left side


Before


After


Spring configuration (before)


Weak spring


Bent axle


Gap on right


Gap on left


Tires rubbing on wheel well


Soaking the nuts/bolts with penetrating oil


Dad can't resist helping!


Dad (Ed)


Bolt started


Bolts loosened


Lots of jack stands


Nuts backed off


Old axle off


Top right


Top left


Bottom right


Bottom left


Bolts & frame are good


New axle


Five lug - 4 1/2" centers


Top of hole needs to be slotted


One ton capacity


Primed


Painted


Snugged up


Adjusted 30 degrees


Added by Nancy - this is the part that allows you to adjust the
axle to raiseor lower your Scotty's ride. Loosen the nut, make your
adjustment and tighten it.


Centered nicely


Slotted bolt hole


Install complete


Right side


Left side

 

 

 
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