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Old 08-07-2007, 12:14 AM   #11
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You guys are all right!

Sometimes I need a little encouragement and some fresh ideas.

This afternoon I tried bending the axle with my "Millicent Jacks". Rigged it up real nice with chains and I-beams and timbers and... Nothing.

So I looked at the lengths of 2x6 channel that I had used to pull against and... Pretty much like The Great Delbertini suggests, but even easier. My spring hangers are welded to a 30 inch length of angle that is BOLTED to the frame. I changed the wheelbase of the trailer a couple of years ago -- just four bolts. I'll unbolt that, weld the channel to the frame, and reinstall the angle. Tomorrow.
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:19 PM   #12
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Nothing to it:


Now I can flip the axle back the way it should be, and finish the rest of the trailer.
...And then I can get back to Millicent!

Thanks for the input, guys!
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:44 PM   #13
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Re: Trailer wheel camber???

I may have went around the bush three times but that is what I was trying to get you to do.
alot of times I over explain things
But I am glad you found an easy solution
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:47 PM   #14
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oh yeah great is the probably the overstatment of the year.
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:00 PM   #15
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Only change I made to your plan, Dale, is that I did not even need to re-weld the spring hangers, because the entire spring-and-hangers-assembly bolts on!

So yes, Great Minds Think Alike, as usual.

Now if I could only finish all this office work and get back to Millicent!
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Re: Trailer wheel camber???

Just out of curiosity, did you gusset that angle iron at all? It's probably PLENTY strong as is, but I have this thing for triangles. I can't imagine it would be hard to cut out 4 triangles and weld them to the front and rear of that angle iron where the spring mounts connect on each side.

Scratch that...the new angle iron looks a whole heck of a lot stronger than the hanger material anyway.
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I'll probably brace the 2x6 channels to each other, maybe with diagonals, yes, to prevent twisting the original frame rails. But I have not modified the spring hangers at all so they should be fine.
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I am happy you got it done , I think iheard milicent say that she misses you
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