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Postby David S » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:10 pm

got my steel yesterday.pic is at end of day today,more pics in my album.
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Postby aggie79 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:46 am

:applause: :thumbsup: :applause:

Nice work on the frame Dave.

Keep the progress and pictures coming!

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Postby kennyrayandersen » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:40 pm

freaked me out for a second, then I realized you hadn't flipped it over yet! :oops:

nice work :thumbsup:
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Postby 2bits » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:41 pm

Alright! Let the build begin! ! !
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Postby Adz_4 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:35 pm

Looking Good :thumbsup: ! Out of interest, what weight are your suspension units capable of taking?
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Postby Miriam C. » Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:40 pm

:woohoo: It's all up from here! :thumbsup: Well when you turn it over. 8) Nice trailer.
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Postby David S » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:29 pm

Got the rest of frame welded up.axels mounted,and flipped over lastnight,
axels are 1000lb ea torflex. 5 bolt hubsImage
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Postby bve » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:52 pm

After looking in your album and seeing your tow vehicle I've got some high expectations for your build.

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I'm thinking that is a bit of a tell-tale :)

Any chance you can show a close up of the way you mounted the axle halves? I have similar units and I'm still pondering the approach.


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Postby David S » Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:08 pm

Burke, here is close up of axel moutning.Probally more steel than needed
I looked for the right size peice so I could u bolt to it but couldn't find it.
This way gave me a little flexability when doing alinement.but after clamping,drilling the holes and bolting it was only off 1/32" when pulling a tape from center od axle up to center of the coupler.I also thoght of laying a short pc along the full pc and 45 a brace across for support but after adding it up it would have taken more steel.I'm impressed with how ridged this frame is,picking up one corner lifts the whole trailer with no flex.Image
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Postby 2bits » Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:19 pm

It it good seeing a set of "Stubbies installed". I friggin lost sleep debating whether to do those or a full axle. :lol:
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Postby bve » Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:46 pm

Thanks for the axle closeups David, I appreciate it.
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Postby David S » Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:47 pm

finished welding,sprayed primer and finish paint this weekendImagehttp://www.tnttt.com/gallery/image.php?image_id=54188
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Postby David S » Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:49 pm

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Postby bve » Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:44 pm

Looks like a solid foundation, I notice you've added receiver tubes to the back corners of the frame, have you seen this thread?

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Postby David S » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:53 am

Burke,

Thank you for that info ,that is cool,
I can always add another receiver to the front or I'm thinking use the ones on the back corners and make brackets to put it across the back if needed.I'll have to wait and see where my hatch comes to when lifted.I put the center one for a bike rack and the corners for what if's.
I might make it so I can set it up either way to match the camp site.
And they are on sale right now. :D Thanks again,David
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