Originally Posted by solarscamp13
I plan on replacing my axle
with a dexter 45 with brakes
and a 5 lug bolt pattern. For those who have done so, how did you solve the spare tire mounting problem?
Five bolt Scamps use three bolt tire mounts. One way to make the conversion would be to make a bracket using a steel plate with the three bolt pattern. Scamp
uses one bolt at the top and two at the bottom.
Then shorten the two exiting bolts just enough to use them to fasten the new bracket to the Scamp through two holes in the bracket..
The pattern is 5"X4.5" . You can make the pattern using a piece of thin cardboard on your new axle's hub.
This idea would avoid the need to drill new holes through the hull.