I'm certainly no heavy equipment repair expert but I was told you never weld across the face of a beam or a vehicle's frame, only along it's outside edge so you don't weakin the frame or beam.... that's why they use rivets shown in the picture. Am I right, wrong or is it sometimes you got to do what you got to do.
I know they make HD rivet guns you can buy to install the rivets pictured, a guy on welding web used them when he did a trailer rebuild.
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Thread: big no no!
04-03-2013, 10:06 AM #11
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