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Old 05-24-2012, 02:09 PM   #1
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Raising 84 scamp by 2 in.

I added 2 in. to the axle bracket to gain extra clearance between the tire and wheel well. The mounting bracket was 2 in. wide so I added a 2 in. square tubing between the axle mounting bracket and frame. I put half in. grade 8 bolts.to hold tube to mounting bracket of axle. I used bolts to mount tube to frame. I then welded all joints good . One tire had made contac with wheel well just a little. The hardest part was getting old axle out without damage. I had put new brakes on earlier, if not I would have put new off road axle. Bearings and seals were good on old axle and torshion bar was still working. It took about 7 hours and 2o dollars to do job Mack Smith
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:03 AM   #2
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I will be doing a similar operation to my 16' Scamp. I will be adding larger rims and tires to gain some weight carrying capacity. Square tube should make a good spacer. Did you take some pics?
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:02 AM   #3
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:14 PM   #4
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No pictures then it never really happen.


We need pics PLEASE

We are old.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:40 PM   #5
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OK, if you want pics, there are some of mine being raised by 2" here.
2 posts following you can see the trailer raised before I swapped axles.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:28 AM   #6
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Tom my scamp was raised by 2 in and I do not need to make pictures to prove it. I agree they could be helpful if you do not know how. and do not care if you belive it or not. Thanks kenneth Smith
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:41 PM   #7
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I would stress for those looking to takle this project to use extreme caution when choosing your plan. I would suggest using at least 3/16 gauge material if you are using steel tubing attached via welding wire. If you plan to use steel tubing and want to secure the axle to the raised frame by drilling a hole through the tubing, please remember a couple of things. One, a steel stint may be needed inside the steel tubing to prevent deformation of the tubing due to over tightening the bolts. Secondly, don't forget to prep your steel with a wire brush or sandpaper for oxidation and paint the heck out of it with a rust preventative paint. Hope this helps.
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I would stress for those looking to takle this project to use extreme caution when choosing your plan. I would suggest using at least 3/16 gauge material if you are using steel tubing attached via welding wire. If you plan to use steel tubing and want to secure the axle to the raised frame by drilling a hole through the tubing, please remember a couple of things. One, a steel stint may be needed inside the steel tubing to prevent deformation of the tubing due to over tightening the bolts. Secondly, don't forget to prep your steel with a wire brush or sandpaper for oxidation and paint the heck out of it with a rust preventative paint. Hope this helps.
Noah,
All good advice. I will add internal bolt sleeves welded to the tube to provide support. 3/16" wall tube would be the minimum to consider, and cleanliness is next to Godliness when it comes to welding.
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