Got humpty dumpty back together and will do a road test next week. There certainly does not appear to be a brake flange. Had a closer look after scraping off some crud and found that the brake assembly is welded to the axle
. According to the Dexter site, about one half of trailers come this way from the factory. My axle
was made by Aurora. So as I see it, my options after the road test include: 1) if the brake test goes well, just leave everything as is 2) replace shoes, magnet and associated hardware. 3) order a new axle
. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.