Originally Posted by Don'n'Deb
Do you still have the measurements for the straight axle? I need to replace mine after the fun of the past June in KY (lost wheel bearing), and never liked the drop axle.
Don-- all I did was measure the dropped one when I had it out on the floor- for overall width, then found the center, measured the spring center bolt spacing, and grabbed a chunk of square tubing and started welding, drilling, etc. I used my left over spindles from my old scamp
axle as I wanted 4 hole wheels.
Tell you what, I shall measure the axle Friday (gotta make a mad dash
to Tacoma tommorrow to pick up an extra engine) and post the measurements. Larry
(on a side note, by raising the trailer 4 inches, you may find a difference in the handling characteristics. The CJ seems to bobble a little at 70+ mph now. If I was to pull all the time, I think I would add some shocks)