Model T trailer axle

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Model T trailer axle
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kevin Holland, Utah on Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 01:44 pm:

Can Model T hubs be adapted to a modern 1" straight modern trailer axle. I want to build a trailer that has a weight load more than a Model T's front axle. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Kevin.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed Baudoux on Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 03:35 pm:

My money is on the T axle. it is in my opinion much stronger than a modern 1" square axle. I have a 4'x8' trailer made with a model A axle, and it has hauled many tons of gravel.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kevin Holland, Utah on Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 03:53 pm:

Ed, What bearings does one use on a Model A axle to be able to use T hubs?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Mullis on Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 05:41 pm:

I had two spindles machined to accept T wheels (left and right).
The trick was finding someone willing to do the work.
Expensive but worth it to me.
I too am building a trailer (actually a camper).
So far all I have is a brand new axle.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed Baudoux on Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 07:53 pm:

My trailer uses A hubs and '36 Ford wire wheels. My point was, that if the A axle is good for as much as we have hauled, the T axle is more than enough. Even if it carries only half of what we have piled on :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Woods, Richmond, Texas on Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 08:15 pm:

Unlike, the rest of you, I'm using a Model T rear axle and spring assembly under my trailer; no worry about spindles moving or how to align them. I just removed the driveshaft complete with pinion gear and fabricated a cover plate to cover the hole left by the driveshaft. Now, this setup may not handle as much weight as a front axle, butt that wasn't a criteria of mine.


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