Originally Posted by Ditchdigger
How did you get the lock nut on backwards, that had to take some doing.
I did not use the threaded shaft. Found the steel 5/8's shaft from home depot. Figured it's stronger than threaded. The four large lock nuts are just spacers, just slipped on the shaft.
I'm concidering drilling through the top edge of the inner washers and installing a screw to prevent the axle from falling out if I pick the tank up. The 1/2 inch original axle would fall out from time to time. It just snaps in. The only problem I had with the smaller wheels is my rubber strap to the ball broke when inching across a speed bump. With the larger tires it should cross the speed bump easier.
I might try jb weld in the moulded groove the axle pops in before screwing the inner washer into the side of the tank. I hate poking two holes in it.
Maybe the better idea is the screws in the tops of the inside washers with a bit of jb weld on the threads during install.
I just don't want the heavy axle popping out when I move it from the bed of the truck to the ground and back.