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SimonCh 26 April 2012 08:25

Too rusty?
 
Hey folks,

away offshore tomoro so thought i'd get the hubs stripped off my trailer, and bearings out so that I can get new ones ordered if necessary in time for me coming home! What do you think?

A) Is my suspension f*cked - or should the rubber be poking out like that? Also the arm is mega rusted!
B) Are my brake shoes ok, or should i replace them for the springs etc
C) Do i need new drums? If i measure the i/d of the drum where do you recommend i order from, if new ones are necessary? I notice the studs have fallen out, and it looks as though they should be tack-welded, so may have to replace anyway!!

Parts are currently in the dishwasher, hope the mrs doesnt leave work early.

Roll on the better weather!!

Thanks a lot!

Si

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/7558/suspensionn.jpg

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/5029/hubw.jpg

http://img861.imageshack.us/img861/6612/brakeshoes1.jpg

Nick Hearne 26 April 2012 08:48

I have had worse in the past I would strip down & grease all the moving parts (not the break shoes!)
Check bearing the bolts in the hubs are not bolted in from my experience just push back in, you could knock off the rust & coat in Hammerite paint & looking ay this your brake cables may have sized up too!

jezza2011 26 April 2012 09:11

that rubber should not be like that.
But hubs and breaks need a god old clean etc.

SimonCh 26 April 2012 09:20

Oh dear... the rubber is the same at both sides unfortunately! is it 'not safe' should not be like that?

Yeah i thought the hubs looked ok, will get the wire brush out once the dishwasher finishes!

cheers folks

Nos4r2 26 April 2012 09:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by SimonCh (Post 458676)
Oh dear... the rubber is the same at both sides unfortunately! is it 'not safe' should not be like that?

Yeah i thought the hubs looked ok, will get the wire brush out once the dishwasher finishes!

cheers folks

I think if it's coming out, you're heading for suspension failure.

SimonCh 26 April 2012 09:27

Yeah, kinda looks that way! Safe to assume that isnt a cheap repair?! any rough ideas of cost?

willk 26 April 2012 09:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by SimonCh (Post 458678)
any rough ideas of cost?

New axle :(

SimonCh 26 April 2012 10:53

was worried that was going to be the case!! Having a look on the indespension website, all their suspension Kits seem to be one unit for either side. However, my trailer has one solid axle, with the swing arms on both ends. So its the single complete unit i would require! Any idea where i get these? I have emailed indespension, so should hopefully hear back from them before the weekend.

Si

jezza2011 26 April 2012 11:15

I had a new axel for arround 350 for my indespension roller coaster.

SimonCh 26 April 2012 11:17

Just been quoted 472+ VAT.... I'm far to Scottish to be paying that kind of money! any aftermarket options available?! lol!


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