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19 hours ago, IvanTheTerrible said:

Rescue mission successful.

 

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It's like all the stars crammed in together cos Ivan was back again with his camera !

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19 hours ago, IvanTheTerrible said:

Rescue mission successful.

Yay, 🙂

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Repairs are currently underway. I have decided to rebuild the chassis from scratch. I had steel for all bar the drawbar already in the workshop.

 

The original four year, been everywhere chassis

 

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Some of the damage. This was collateral damage caused while we were trying to extract it.

 

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This is damage to the tool box on the front of the trailer and was just general wear and tear

 

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New main frame. Doubled the wall thickness so hopefully it will be more resilient.

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10 hours ago, IvanTheTerrible said:

New main frame. Doubled the wall thickness so hopefully it will be more resilient.

 

of the square tubing i presume.  i am curious, since ive never towed a trailer more than a few ks once in a blue moon, do you think that will be enough to notice the extra weight?

 

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Nearly finished the repair/rebuild on my trailer

 

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Mount for the front toolbox

 

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New shock mount now made out of 40x40x 3mm

 

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Bracket is 40mm angle at 5mm thickness

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Turns out the axle was originally supplied longer than I ordered but I wont change it till it needs to be

 

 

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Hmmm... the shock mounted to the side rather than underneath becomes a weak point... then again the crossmember looks to be sitting on top of the side rail anyhoo.  And it's just a damper, the leaf spring mounts should be taking the bulk of the load I s'pose.

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22 minutes ago, Rybags said:

Hmmm... the shock mounted to the side rather than underneath becomes a weak point... then again the crossmember looks to be sitting on top of the side rail anyhoo.  And it's just a damper, the leaf spring mounts should be taking the bulk of the load I s'pose.

 

I'm constrained by the length of the shock and the fact there is a flat floor just above it. Any lower and I run the risk of bottoming the shock and any higher it hits the floor

 

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1 hour ago, IvanTheTerrible said:

'm constrained by the length of the shock and the fact there is a flat floor just above it. Any lower and I run the risk of bottoming the shock and any higher it hits the floor

Would mean redoing mounts or adding another crossmember but there is nothing stopping the shocks from being angled in or forward or back at the top. They don't have to be vertical.

 

May be just me but I would be welding in some internal triangular gussets at each corner just to stiffen things a bit.

This sort of thing

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I also assume at some point you will fit bump stops for the springs so you don't bottom out the shocks.

But probably teaching my grandmother to suck eggs!!!!!

 

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