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Old 08-07-2017, 11:30 AM
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Can anyone tell me if this rear spindle off a 1982 sw48 is suppose to be straight with the block it is in and is it threaded into the block?
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Default Re: sw48 rear spindle bent

That's a little different spindle configuration than what my J5 has but i bet the engineering is the same. The spindles are pressed in. To look at it you would think they would never come out... but they do. I think it was an 80 ton press when I changed two spindles a few years ago. No problem, use a little heat and they pop right out.
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Thumbs up Re: sw48 rear spindle bent

As far as I understand bombardier axles are bent down ward from the factory
That's why lots of them are marked R. And L
My Bombi and my R18 are like that
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Default Re: sw48 rear spindle bent

Yes, different from the set up on my J5 also. Since there is a housing on the walking beam rather than a 4 bolt set up, you don't have a lot of control over the squareness other than trying to use shims to try to square the wheel/axle housing to the beam.

After weeks of trying to square up the front axle, I bought a new one and paid to have it welded in.
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Default Re: sw48 rear spindle bent

I thought that they maybe bent down so I took off the other side and it is straight and I can see where it bend starts just about a inch from block. Thanks
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Default Re: sw48 rear spindle bent

Seen a lot of small axle J5's with bent axles, can't recall seeing a large one bent. Walking beam bearings usually get loose , but snow clearing can bend a lot of stuff. I have used re cycled Muskeg axles, cut and pressed in, it's pretty soft stuff. Made four up from scratch to convert a trailer to tracks before winter, just haven't finished it yet .
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Default Re: sw48 rear spindle bent

Well new assemblies are 380.00 from Prinoth but we have some used for less
But they have the oval tang for the adjuster not the round but it could be changed
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Prices I'm getting is $1783.00 CAD plus taxes and shipping, this is crazy!
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Default Re: sw48 rear spindle bent

Buy a foot of 1 1/2 "round stock and get a machine shop to put some threads on it.
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Default Re: sw48 rear spindle bent

It's already at the machine shop and putting new 3" x 3" piece of tubing on the tandem beam because of wear.
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So the machine shop is building you a walking beam from scratch?
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No just cutting off 8", then welding on new 8" of 3" x 3" and making new spindle.
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Default Re: sw48 rear spindle bent

Oh ok, it would be nice to see a photo of the fix if possible when you get it back. Also keep in mind that Brad at Minnesota Outdoors sports sold me J5 spindles a few years ago for $50ea. Good Luck
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Default Re: sw48 rear spindle bent

Someone from Minnesota Outdoors said he would look the next day for a used one in the shop but I guess he never had any.
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Default Re: sw48 rear spindle bent

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Well new assemblies are 380.00 from Prinoth but we have some used for less
But they have the oval tang for the adjuster not the round but it could be changed
As mentioned in above post
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Default Re: sw48 rear spindle bent

Well that's an interesting picture. Is the gap between the 2 pieces of u shape bar for welding the spindle in or for pressing it in or out?
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Default Re: sw48 rear spindle bent

On That particular unit the axle is pressed and welded on the backside it would fit right on yours but the adjuster tang is different
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Default Re: sw48 rear spindle bent

Is spindle 4 7/16" long then about 1 1/16" for the nut and 1 1/2" dia. and fits on a 3" x 3" tubing, if so what's your price.
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Is spindle 4 7/16" long then about 1 1/16" for the nut and 1 1/2" dia. and fits on a 3" x 3" tubing, if so what's your price.
Yes, 85.00 US plus shipping
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I'll take it for a spare in the future. Who do I pay? My email is brian-curley@hotmail.com
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