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  1. #1
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    Cool Alum horse trailer tongue broke.

    Here is my job for Weds, repair this alum horse trailer tongue. I ordered some alum angle and some plates to beef it up. I don't think the trailer was overloaded i mean how many horses can you fit in a 2 horse trailer. So i will post some more pics when done...Bob
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    could have been filled with hay ?? no telling what was in it ?? overloaded is always a possibility.
    good luck on the rebuild.
    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
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    Cool

    Right now the trailer is filled with hamburger buns clear to the roof. Like 1,000 packs of them. Everything looks like a fresh break but there could have been stress cracks from years ago...Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
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    Talking

    HMMM,horse trailer...hamburger buns ..don`t like the sound of that!

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    That is exactly what I was thinking.
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    Is there a McDonalds in the vicinity or a funny looking guy with big feet in a red suit ?
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    eeek - that is scary once you think about it

    Be sure to post pictures of the fix.

    I remember quite a few years ago a friend built a small trailer to pull behind his mini-van to haul a bunch of paintball gun gear for tournaments. Another friend of mine and myself questioned his choice of used boat trailer axles (not to mention the crappy way everything was glued together). He said it would be alright, only going to haul a few hundred pounds of gear.
    Well, the dang thing wasnt even painted before he went to pick up a bunch of patio block someone was getting rid of - you know just a 1000lbs or so. He made it about 2 miles before the axle broke. Its still sitting in his yard, 12 years later....

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    Default alum. repair

    Quote Originally Posted by aametalmaster View Post
    Here is my job for Weds, repair this alum horse trailer tongue. I ordered some alum angle and some plates to beef it up. I don't think the trailer was overloaded i mean how many horses can you fit in a 2 horse trailer. So i will post some more pics when done...Bob
    Well it looks like someone else gets the same kind of work that I do. This is where the real world of welding begins. Out of the ideal conditions and into the aged, seperated, and deteriated world of metal repair. It's easy to relate to jobs such as these especially when some brings an aluminum roll back that has had the frame split and covered in grease to where a power cleaner couldn't even cut the grease and then you have to try to bring the broken pieces back together. Good luck from another Buckeye welder.

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    the hamburger bun's make my point. could be using it to pick up pig food. that could be barrels of liquids one day bun's the next, i would not count on the wait restriction being looked at too closely.
    looking forward to the repair pic's.
    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.
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    What a POS! At first glance I thought rectangular tubing had failed, then
    looked at the photos a little closer....who the &%#$ builds a tongue
    like that?
    At least you don't have 2 dead horses and some unlucky other dead
    drivers/passengers. Hope whoever built that has good liability insurance if
    they were dumb enough to make more then one of em.
    Dave P.

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