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Thread: Can I fix this?

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    Default Can I fix this?

    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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    John Blewett III 10-22-73 to 8-16-07
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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.
    TJ______________________________________

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    Ohhhh, come on Dave, an hour & half? Did this include you Tet**** vaccine shot? ha Good job!

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    If you fixed that.............you must be a "WELDOR" and that's a good thing.

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    Cool

    That was a fine mess you got them out of. enjoyed.

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    Thumbs up you fix it

    anouther job well done
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    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.
    argonweld_bjorn@hotmail.com
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    Default 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!

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

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    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.
    argonweld_bjorn@hotmail.com
    www.ehhitch.com

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