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awkwardjeff
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posted August 03, 2002 01:59 PM  
I'm in need of building a new trailer. What I need is to find a torsion bar drop axle.. I can only get a narrow standard torsion axle local.......like for a snowmobile/ATV trailer. A website address for redneck in Iowa would be great, as they are almost local for me.......

I plan to build a 22ft 4 place snomobile trailer that can haul a spare car 3 blocks to the track on some nights.

SLEEPY GOMEZ
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posted August 03, 2002 02:31 PM  
Northern Tool and Supply. They used to be called Northern Hydraulics. They have stores all over. There is one in Dallas Tx or is it Garland. It is close to where I live. If you need let me know and I'll get a part number and a place to order. Seems like the ones I saw were less than $150 each
SLEEPY

awkwardjeff
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posted August 04, 2002 11:18 AM  
Sleepy, Thanks.........that is where I was before posting my question. I got a good friend that works there and buy lots of stuff there.......plow parts, trailer parts, valve and stuff for building my bender, ect. But they are the ones that sell the axle I was talking about. The only axles that they sell that I could use would be a leaf spring deal.......I already have a trailer I built with leafs........this new one I want to have a low low low deck. Did I say low deck yet......draging on the ground type trailer.........maybe I will need to build a regular trailer then go to my local high school and steal a set of tires off one of them kid cars.....low profile..NO sidewall........that would lower the deck too.

tdevans93
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posted August 05, 2002 10:52 AM  
Northern used to sell a 3500 lb torsion stub. it was about 2 feel long and you could get it in a straight or 4" drop. I had a couple of guys around here build trailers with them. Worked good. Also, if you are careful with the heat, you can cut a torsion axle and extend it. The rubber cords only go about 18" into the end of the axle. It might be worth a try.

awkwardjeff
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posted August 06, 2002 01:41 AM  
I looked at just the axle stubs also.....Only rated up to 2000 pounds, then getting them all perfectly square would be time consuming and a bit of work. I may still use this route. I would rather buy a ready build axle.......

Maybe I should just build a big enclosed trailer and haul both cars in that.....other than needing a new truck to pull a trailer that big for 3 blocks seems a little out of the budget. I HATE THE THOUGHT OF DRAGING ONE CAR UP UNLOADING AND DRIVING HOME TO GET THE OTHER...... I will find what I need or build what I need.

autoshop
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posted August 06, 2002 05:05 PM  
try (www.southwestwheel.com)

awkwardjeff
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posted August 08, 2002 02:28 PM  
autoshop, Thanks for the website, I learned something new......nobody makes a drop axle torsion bar that I'm looking for.......hehehehehe, I would have looked for a long time without that site.

What I did learn was that you buy the axles with the bolted on arms/spindles and they are normally at 22 degrees.......and you unbolt them and change the starting angle to raise or lower the deck height........

Now I can get what I need, and handle the project ........THANKS AGAIN.

Jeff

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