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Old 07-08-2003, 12:31 PM   #15
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Anomad... my two cents... if you got it... keep it. I think the bucks that would need to go into fixing it would be worth it since these little babies are hard to come by... and new... well... KA-CHING... but thats just me....

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Old 07-08-2003, 03:44 PM   #16
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Send it up here.I will fix it and sell it back to you.:laugh :laugh

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Old 07-08-2003, 04:39 PM   #17
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Hey, Ches. Sounds like you're really getting into this repair stuff! ;) I think you're having way too much fun! :) Beside, that's what I wanted to do. Now that I have mine rolling, I want another one to piddle with.

Forget the frame stuff, though. Welding is something I never quite got around to learning. :o
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Old 07-10-2003, 07:46 PM   #18
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There's a whole bunch of info on Scamp axle replacement in the Yahoo Scamp archives. The big trick is to get the axle yourself (after consulting Steve at Scamp as to exactly the right one -- If you order thru an axle place it might cost more than twice what you'd pay ordering direct from Dexter (voice of experience speaking here). Next best thing is to order it from Scamp.

Now is also a good time to consider brakes if you don't have them because they are very inexpensive if ordered with the axle.

There is a LOT of info on Dexter's web site about measurements, etc., but it is sometimes hard to dig out. Download everything, print it out and read it. BTW, Dexter wants to see three or more inches between the top of the tire and the fenderwell; anything less is weak "rubbering".

There is also another company out there making torsion axles for small trailers called ALCO.

Pete in the RatHaus in Silverton Colorado

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