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Old 09-12-2010, 08:53 PM   #15
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that thing is way cool!!

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Everyone has great ideas for this and I really appreciate them all. I have considered a utility trailer and my only concern there is the 4hr trip back home. Things come loose !! Perfectionism can lead to insanity, I need to relax , get the measurements and have the local trailer shop order axle and all the goodies that come with it, attach and I'm on my way.
Just so you know... It WON'T be a 4 hour trip back home when you have the sleeping princess behind you... whether on a new axleset or on a low-boy... Allow for plenty of time to get her home safely. She deserves it.

Here's a thought. In 1948, the Spartan engineers probably looked around for a proven axle of the correct load range which was already in widespread use. Economy of mass production etc. Then they fitted it to the frame and adjusted the wheel wells...

By taking that same approach, you can probably find a modern axle set, with electric brakes and adjustable leaf springs... maybe even air ride set up (not for riding comfort but to treat her more gently).
Sounds like you are homing in on it.
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i use redneck trailer supply look on line to see if there is one around they are very knowlagble people. one i use is in dfw
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This last week I picked up my, new to me. '47 Spartan Manor. At some point I will be changing the axle and am wondering why you decided on the 4" drop. As I am so into the early planning stages I am thinking that I need the existing ride height for installing tanks and dump valves. It will be interesting to swap experiences with restorations.
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interesting !!

I am learning!! I plan to get her home, place back on blocks to work on. Good point though, 4 in drop was original and we have so much to upgrade.
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Will probably switch to straight axle later. The lower ride with 4 in drop is a way better look than a higher ride. Just my opinion.

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