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    I had an elderly gentleman and his wife come to me and ask that question. They were surprised that I said It can't be fixed and they will have to let me build them a new one. They thought that maybe I could just weld it back together for them so they could continue their trip. Believe it or not they made from New Hampshire to Florida before it broke. I built them a new axle but reused the hubs, I just sand blasted them, replaced the bearings, races, and wheel studs and painted it. Had them back on the road in about 1 1/2 hours. Dave
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    If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

    sigpicJohn Blewett III 10-22-73 to 8-16-07
    Another racing great gone but not to be forgotten.http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...modified&hl=en

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    Taking advantage of the blue hairs just put some of that weld stuff on it and send them down the road


    It is a wounder they made it out the drive way let alone all the way to the sunshine mekkah.
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    • #3
      Ohhhh, come on Dave, an hour & half? Did this include you Tet**** vaccine shot? ha Good job!

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      • #4
        If you fixed that.............you must be a "WELDOR" and that's a good thing.
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        • #5
          That was a fine mess you got them out of. enjoyed.

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          • #6
            you fix it
            anouther job well done
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            • #7
              how big is the trailer?. doesnt it need a bend in the axle.. or did u just weld the ends on a angle?
              Jorgensen MFG.
              Custom trailers:from utility to semi trailers i make em all.
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              • #8
                camber axles

                Bjorn,

                This trailer was for a 14' fiberglas boat. The axle was built true and has no need for a cambered axle. The only reason they make a cambered axle is for the guys who like to overload them. It's like a built in insurance policy for the axle builders by pre-stressing the axle, when overloaded it straightens out and acts like an extra spring instead of bending. If you keep the trailer within it's limitations there is no need for built in camber on any trailer. Dave
                If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

                sigpicJohn Blewett III 10-22-73 to 8-16-07
                Another racing great gone but not to be forgotten.http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...modified&hl=en

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                • #9
                  Wow, they must have kept that trailer in the salt water! Great Job helping them out!

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                  • #10
                    Dabar
                    oh.. never knew that.. well i knew about the part where it straightens out.
                    lol.. well i guess you have what like 24 years or sumthing more than me building trailers.
                    you learn somthing new everyday.
                    so could i make my own utility trailer axles then?
                    Jorgensen MFG.
                    Custom trailers:from utility to semi trailers i make em all.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by dabar39 View Post
                      Bjorn,

                      This trailer was for a 14' fiberglas boat. The axle was built true and has no need for a cambered axle. The only reason they make a cambered axle is for the guys who like to overload them. It's like a built in insurance policy for the axle builders by pre-stressing the axle, when overloaded it straightens out and acts like an extra spring instead of bending. If you keep the trailer within it's limitations there is no need for built in camber on any trailer. Dave
                      Thanks, learn something new everyday.

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                      • #12
                        what you dont have any rust rod you could have built up the rust on that thing to hold it togather a lil longer.LOL
                        its crazy the stuff thats out on the road. nice repair should outlast them.
                        thanks for the help
                        ......or..........
                        hope i helped
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by fun4now View Post
                          what you dont have any rust rod you could have built up the rust on that thing to hold it togather a lil longer.LOL
                          its crazy the stuff thats out on the road. nice repair should outlast them.
                          LOL, Thats mean!
                          (I can't beleive I just said LOL!) I don't I.M. much, can you tell?

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                          • #14
                            whats mean ?? its not my fault he dosent stock any rust rod's, every good repair shop should have some.
                            thanks for the help
                            ......or..........
                            hope i helped
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                            feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
                            summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                            JAMES

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                            • #15
                              fun4now

                              True story. A couple of months ago I was at the local independant welding supply and was talking to buddy in there about a rust-oration job I might have coming up, and mentioned to him about getting some rust rod to work with so I didn't have to change the bad metal. The girl behind the counter was trying to fill the order I had already given her. I wasn't really paying attention to what she was doing, after a few minutes of her looking through catalogs, she says "I'm sorry sir, but we don't seem to carry rust rods here" and I might want to check with Prax-air or Air Products to see if they carry them. It was really hard to control the laughter. Dave

                              P.S. It's not my fault I don't Carry rust rods either, I just can't seem to get them locally.
                              If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

                              sigpicJohn Blewett III 10-22-73 to 8-16-07
                              Another racing great gone but not to be forgotten.http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...modified&hl=en

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