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I Finally Fixed The Sidewall Problem On My Trailer!


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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 29, 2013 - 07:13 PM

Some may remember that after I made the wheels (HERE) for my my trailer, one tire was hitting the side of the trailer since these tires are wider then the ones that where on it before. I do not use it much, if any, in the winter so I put it off until warmer weather. Warmer weather is here and I have been using it quite a bit lately, so I decided to fix it.

 

I used my grinder and made a cut in one leg of the angle iron, then I cut halfway through the other leg so I could bend it without heat, I am out of acetylene.

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Once they where bent in, I made a small bevel and welded the cuts back in. Under the fresh welds, you can see the welds I made when I built the trailer; the welds from today are not my best, and have a lot of undercut, bu I have come a long way!

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The side now clears the tire. I thought that the sidewall of the tire would have been worn down, but there was actually a good size groove in the wooden side of the trailer instead! The pressure on the side of the tire put a good amount of wear on the bearings, but I was able to tighten them up no problem.

 

Here is a picture from last summer, for those who may not know what the trailer looks like.

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Posted March 29, 2013 - 07:56 PM

Great work Ryan, but where are you hiding the tire clearance before and after pics lol.


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Posted March 29, 2013 - 08:02 PM

Looks like a great weld to me!  :thumbs:


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Posted March 29, 2013 - 08:07 PM

Great work Ryan, but where are you hiding the tire clearance before and after pics lol.

Sorry Casey, I forgot to take an after picture; I will get one tomorrow and add them.


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Posted March 29, 2013 - 08:09 PM

Sorry Casey, I forgot to take an after picture; I will get one tomorrow and add them.

You were just drooling over that weld so much that you got lazy with the camera lol.


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Posted March 29, 2013 - 08:11 PM

Trailer is looking much better Ryan.
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Posted March 29, 2013 - 08:15 PM

Looks like a decent weld to me, too. 

 

That trailer looks like a great match for your Power King.

 

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Posted March 29, 2013 - 08:19 PM

First off that is a beautiful piece of property and the weld will hold up thru any storm-I woldn't worry about it, it does look good.

 

 

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Posted March 29, 2013 - 08:38 PM

your welding has imporved with time and practice keep up the good work and weld on my friend


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Posted March 29, 2013 - 08:39 PM

Looks like a heavy duty trailer.


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Posted March 29, 2013 - 09:13 PM

That came out great Ryan! :thumbs:


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Posted March 29, 2013 - 11:29 PM

That weld looks good to me and they keep telling me I can't see .

 

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Posted March 30, 2013 - 05:41 AM

That was a good way to fix that, Ryan. Looks good to me!


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Posted April 04, 2013 - 08:19 PM

The other day I put some paint on the bare spots. I do not have any mre of the paint I used when I painted the trailer, so I used caution red. It did not come out great; I could not find a brush, so I used a rag. :D

 

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Posted April 05, 2013 - 08:31 PM

whats it matter what it lloks like as long as the bare steel is covered up so it doesnt start growing rust






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