I'm redoing an old 63 M101A1 trailer an I'm not sure this is the original axle but I do know sometime in the last 50yrs someone has done some work on this.My question is are there replacement hubs available for an axle like this??
I own two M101A1s and that axle is not stock. Just look at the lower axle ubolt perch - not military grade
For the bearings, pull a hub and measure both the inner and outer diameter of the spindle where the bearings sit. Very likely it's a standard size and you can order up new hubs.
New axles are pretty inexpensive too. I just paid $140 for a new 3500 lb Dexter axle, and just need to weld on the spring perches. A u bolt kit and the proper top plates for a 2" wide axle are $30 total.
Hubs are anywhere from $80 for both sides for idlers to $350 all-in for electric drum brake units with the parking brake feature.
Thanks Mike,I have a 3500 lb axle from an old trailer I had cut down with the 6x5.5 bolt pattern for this build.but this axle looks fine just didn't want those 8 bolt rims an if this isn't a stock axle,hopefully I can find new hubs..
The decision was easy,replace the old axle..I had an old 3500lb cut down for this trailer but this axle "seemed" okay just wanted that Toyota bolt pattern,then I figured an 8 bolt was fine until futher inspection..Hopefully the new cut down axle will be fine