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Old 11-08-2012, 01:02 PM   #15
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If it has'nt already been mentioned, this site has the u haul manual in the documents section. It could be a big help to you. Also- The original uhaul axle has a metal tab in the center that attaches to the frame. Quite different than most. It shows in the manual diagram. Lots of luck with your project. Mike
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:16 PM   #16
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Did I miss the part where you got a frame?????

I'm thinking that would be a necessary step to take before buying an axle...

Francesca
I was thinking if i knew the width the axle when i made a frame, i would make sure the frame is in the right spot to weld to axle bracket. i don't know if that matters though. the other option was to find a frame and modify it.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:25 PM   #17
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If i could get help with one more thing, Could someone when they have time get a measurement for me. I need a measurement from tire to tire. outside measurement is fine. so when i buy an axle i have the right size as the originals

thanks again, you guys are awesome
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Mr. Andrew,

#1 Measurement without rim/tires:
I have two of these CTs and one is up on blocks awaiting some restoration. I tied two plumb bobs to the lug bolt studs up against the
spacer plates and got 69.5" from outside of spacer to outside of spacer when reading the tape measure on the surface. The spacers are .250 (1/4") each so the actual OD to the hub plates appears to be at approximately 69".

#2 measurement with rims/tires:
My other CT has Carlise SD 175/80D13 Sure Trail ST, which replaced B-78-13ST tires. The approximate OD to the outside of the tires is 72.5". This results in a wheel well clearance from the outside of tire face to inside of the wheelwell of approx. 2.250" and from the inside of the tire face to the inside of wheel well of approx. 3. 50".

Good hunting for the right axle!
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:56 PM   #18
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A balancing act!

Mr. Andrew,
A thought occured to me that if you are not too concerned about originality it would seem easier to work backward from a set of rims/wheels positioned in your wheelwells and then determine with their particular offset and bolt circle what axle might fit...The original 13" UHaul wheels have an unusual 5 lug 4.75" bolt circle and unique offset that only a few other wheels, like old Corvair rims, come close to. Some readily available 14" rims with a common bolt circle and decent hubcap potential maybe? I like your challenge and it's balancing act!

Sticking with a torsion axle would seem to be easier but I really like Mr.Toms suggestion to get one with future back plate attaching flanges in case you ever wanted to add brakes (which I know would be a definite advantage up north in certain areas) Not a concern for me, however...
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:41 PM   #19
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Mr. Andrew,
A thought occurred to me that if you are not too concerned about originality it would seem easier to work backward from a set of rims/wheels positioned in your wheelwells and then determine with their particular offset and bolt circle what axle might fit...The original 13" UHaul wheels have an unusual 5 lug 4.75" bolt circle and unique offset that only a few other wheels, like old Corvair rims, come close to. Some readily available 14" rims with a common bolt circle and decent hubcap potential maybe? I like your challenge and it's balancing act!

Sticking with a torsion axle would seem to be easier but I really like Mr.Toms suggestion to get one with future back plate attaching flanges in case you ever wanted to add brakes (which I know would be a definite advantage up north in certain areas) Not a concern for me, however...
I totally agree. Go with standard, zero offset 13 or 14" wheels. I'd definitely go with brakes since you have a blank slate in front of you. Brakes are not expensive and add a lot of safety and versatility in terms of tow vehicle and add resale value.

The original UHaul frame was close to the wheel lips which necessitated the unique offset wheels. I think it is a good idea to configure the axle dimensions and the frame dimensions simultaneously so that you can use standard components.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:52 PM   #20
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i'm so excited!!
i hit the jackpot today, not the lotto but pretty closes. I found a frame!!!
it is off a rockwood freedom pop up trailer that had the roof crushed by a tree.
frame is very close, will need some minor cuts put nothing major. the length is perfect and the axle is in the exact same spot. and the bonus is it has brakes. stripped the whole trailer in about three hours. lots of extra goodies.
i can't wait to get uhaul off the ground,
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:56 PM   #21
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i'm so excited!!
i hit the jackpot today, not the lotto but pretty closes. I found a frame!!!
I love it when a plan comes together

Post pictures and let us know about challenges that you run into. Others may benefit by your experiences.
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i'm so excited!!
i hit the jackpot today, not the lotto but pretty closes. I found a frame!!!
it is off a rockwood freedom pop up trailer that had the roof crushed by a tree.
frame is very close, will need some minor cuts put nothing major. the length is perfect and the axle is in the exact same spot. and the bonus is it has brakes. stripped the whole trailer in about three hours. lots of extra goodies.
i can't wait to get uhaul off the ground,
Very Excellent!!!

Hope your fastener points line up for you without too much extra fabrication but it will sure beat starting from scratch.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:31 PM   #23
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Well done, looking forward to hearing how this plays out!
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:47 PM   #24
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How great for you that a new frame fell into your lap! (metaphorically speaking, of course !!) Keep the pics of this project coming!
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:32 PM   #25
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Glad to hear that you found a frame- hope the "minor cuts" don't amount to much!
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:33 AM   #26
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I brought home my new frame tonight, tows perfectly. (pictures to be posted shortly)

the uhaul were mount to the frames with bolts. between the frame and the body are anti vibration disc. THe new fram needs long strips as i'm going to do the whole frame. does anybody has any suggestions on what to use? it would need to be about 1" Wide. i was thinking something that came in a roll, I could glue on, but could also by something and cut it in strips.

asking the experts for help, thats you guys

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I brought home my new frame tonight, tows perfectly. (pictures to be posted shortly)

the uhaul were mount to the frames with bolts. between the frame and the body are anti vibration disc. THe new fram needs long strips as i'm going to do the whole frame. does anybody has any suggestions on what to use? it would need to be about 1" Wide. i was thinking something that came in a roll, I could glue on, but could also by something and cut it in strips.

asking the experts for help, thats you guys

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Andrew, are you asking what to use in place of the rubber washers? One place to get rubber sheet fairly cheaply is to buy heavy truck mud flaps. They sell them at automotive stores and truck stop supply places.

Another option is off the internet, like these places:

Sheet Rubber Prices, Availability - Updated Daily

http://www.zorotools.com/g/Rubber%20...hick/00093259/
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:09 PM   #28
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sorry i forgot t omention what i was replacing, yes i'm replacing the rubber disc. i never thought of mud flaps. i will check those websites as well
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