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  1. #1
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    Default Another broken axle

    I got another axle repair in today. When I looked it over all I could say is wow!!!
    What were they thinking? I don't know who built this axle but I hope there isn't anymore out there like this. They took a piece of 2"x4" box tube for the main axle beam and added a piece of 2"x2"x14gauge box tube to make the drop and welded the spindle onto the end of that. It's a tandem axle trailer with one Dexter axle and this one, the boat is a 28' cabin cruiser. I think the forward axle has been doing all the work and I really don't know how this has lasted for as long as it apparently has. When I get the new one made I'll post the pics of it. Dave
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    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

  2. #2
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    Yikes ; That is a little scary. I always think about this stuff going down the highway & wonder how much cobbled up stuff a guy really meets on the road. I bet it's a good thing we don't know or we wouldn't travel much. Look forward to your design when you get it done.

  3. #3
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    Default I can top that for stupidity

    Darn scary to see. I've viewed some of your previous posts and I'm sure you will do an infinitely superior job for the owner at a fair price.

    Keep up the good work.

    Later,
    Last edited by Black Wolf; 05-19-2007 at 02:02 PM. Reason: Didn't like how my post made me sound. This is much more positive.

  4. #4
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    Default broken axle

    looks like he is a luckey guy that it didnt come apart on the road. have fun fixen that one thanks for posting the pics. dave
    miller bobcat 250
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    spoolmatic 30a
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    a 1954 hobart portable welder w/ willies jeep engine

  5. #5
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    wow!! its crazy what passes for a trailor, too many woried about the $$ insted of quality.
    looking forward to seeing the new ones.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

    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

  6. #6
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    What's wrong with 14 ga??????!!!!!!!!!!! Why you knocking 14ga???!!!
    Sorry, I'm laughing too hard More weldors like that out there, more business for you !!! GLAD they brought it over for you, now we can be more comfortable on the road
    Can't wait to see the new pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

  7. #7
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    Default new axle

    All right guy's, I know you are expecting some kind of creation from me but I cheated and replaced this axle with a Dexter 4" drop spindle. Much cheaper and easier in this case. 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

  8. #8
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    i supose we can let it slide this one time.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

    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

  9. #9
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    Ocean City, Maryland
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    Thumbs up

    Dabar you always get the good stuff to work on
    Scott
    HMW [Heavy Metal welding]

  10. #10
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    Apr 2007
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    Havana, Florida
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    Default

    It is obviously time for the trailer owner to take a good hard look at the entire trailer to see if maybe it is time to invest in a good galvanized trailer. The heavy rust on that trailer indicates salt water usage and the entire thing may need to be replaced. I couldn't ride down the road pulling a trailer with that kinda rust on it, wondering when it was going to come loose and head towards the oncoming lane. Let us know how it works out!

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