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Axle measurement

Postby Fdram01 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:15 am

I have a mid 70's Starcraft popup frame that I want to use for my build. I want to put a wider axle under it for better stability. How do I go about measuring for a wider axle?
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Re: Axle measurement

Postby working on it » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:18 am

I don't have any experience with pop-ups, but when I ordered a spring-type 3500 lb axle from Dexter, I gave them my frame width (center of frame rail to center of frame rail), and what hub face to hub face width I desired. They responded later that my hub to hub needed to be wider, to accomodate the brakes and ezy-lube axle fittings I wanted. Luckily, the measurements they gave ended up being the max width my tires would sill fit under my fenders - this was a larger axle than my original ( I didn't want to have to re-mount the welded-to-frame fenders).
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Re: Axle measurement

Postby Fdram01 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:19 pm

Cool that will give me a place to start. Thanks!
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