do I have to match my old hub face exactly

weird hub face length

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pmshoemaker
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do I have to match my old hub face exactly

Post by pmshoemaker » 04 Nov 2019, 16:17

Hey folks -- I am trying to replace the axle/springs on an old trailer I bought. I took the wheels off, measured the hub face and came up with 53&7/8". I cannot find this length anywhere. I find 53", but nothing with that extra 7/8".

do I have to match the old hub face length down to the inch? Or can I just go with one that's 7/8" off the original?

Driving me crazy!

thanks

GTS225
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do I have to match my old hub face exactly

Post by GTS225 » 04 Nov 2019, 21:11

I doubt it. I would suggest you pay more attention to matching up the spring mounting distances than worrying about 7/8" of an inch in axle length.

Roger

lckstckn2smknbrls
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do I have to match my old hub face exactly

Post by lckstckn2smknbrls » 04 Nov 2019, 23:41

I'd go with a 54" hub face measurement and loose spring perches and have the perches welded on where I want them.
1971 14' Ward's Sea King Jon Boat / 1983 Mariner 25HP

pmshoemaker
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do I have to match my old hub face exactly

Post by pmshoemaker » 06 Nov 2019, 17:26

thanks for the input!

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