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    Default Need some trailer spindle advice

    Ok so as i mentioned a whle back i smoked a few bearings.. replaced bearings and all is well.. Almost... i leak alot of grease... So i was going to replace the grease seals and bearings along with a set of bearing buddies as to avoid any future incidences... Bearing seals are turing out to be a real PITA.... Below is a pic of the sleave that goes over my spindle. the one on the left is my damaged one and the one on the right is what bearing buddy sent me.. The axles is tagged as bearing buddy as the OEM so i am not sure what the hell to do*(tried kit 2 and 10).. I have tried numerous OEM sleeves and no joy.. any idea where i can find something like this.. I even thougth about repalceing the spindle it self but it is not detachable and would require being welded on.. By the time a payed a frame shop to do that i could almost buy a new axle... My boat is dry until i get this fixed and that suxs!! What a PITA...

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    Edit: yes thats a cut in the sleeve.. I cut it while removing all the old melted bearing... Im a idiot i l know...
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    Probably cheaper to get someone to make it for you or weld and clean up that one. my.02
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    think its repairable? im all for that i just did not think it could be done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delemorte View Post
    think its repairable? im all for that i just did not think it could be done.
    I think if you go to your local parts store they call them seal savers. Come in 100 different sizes....my second thought. lol
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    parts store as in auto zone/napa?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delemorte View Post
    parts store as in auto zone/napa?
    Yup
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    thanks.. ill go check out napa.. if you dont have a part number or year make model autozone is uselsss....
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    NAPA should be able to look them up by size.
    we call them wear sleeves, if you cannot find one post the size of your spindle (exact size) then you will have to make a driver/installer
    I have used pvc pipe for this. that spindle looks repairable
    to me unless it has been very hot.

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    im gonna go byu napa andsee what they got.. I also found a place out of georgia that sells teh drop axles for 120 bucks plus shipping.. including hubs and seals... may be worth it just to replace if i cant find the dang seal...
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    I looked at your seal race on photo shop blue it up and i think you could put back on axle and solider it up and sand it smooth or epoxy it or have it heal arc welded up, set to face front of axle no load that way and run it . measure and look for new seal saver in mean time. Will seal saver on right fit on axle and were does seal ride on it when on axel it might work
    any way just might no be as long as old one.??? stops on axle any way.

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    The Stevens' trailer had seal sleeves and when I replaced the bearings and races, I found hub seals with a slightly smaller ID. I pitched the sleeves and all has been good since.






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    So while i wait for the parts store to open up im looking at axles... how much does a 18 foot jetboat and trailer weigh? im looking at ratings on axles... single axle trailer.
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    www.wholesaletrailer.com - (916) 992-9703 everytime ive had an issue these guys have got me thru it at pretty much the best price ive ever found. They know there stuff and there catolog is bigger than a phone book. If you run into an issue about not having an account with them pm, i have a cash account with my resale on hand there. good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by justjosh View Post
    www.wholesaletrailer.com - (916) 992-9703 everytime ive had an issue these guys have got me thru it at pretty much the best price ive ever found. They know there stuff and there catolog is bigger than a phone book. If you run into an issue about not having an account with them pm, i have a cash account with my resale on hand there. good luck

    thanks for the referal.. ill check it out.
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