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Old November 10th, 2011, 12:42 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by tw1st3d5 View Post
I thought the axle tubes on car trailers came with a bend from the factory most of the time?
Originally Posted by ChevyRacer1981 View Post
More of a slight arc.
"Camber" for sure. String a couple to get an idea on the amount.

It is also common to see the top side of tube frame main rails welded with a zig zag pattern. This shrinks the steel and creates camber. On "I" beam frames it can also be a straight weld along top web and flange fillet.

I mention this as possible way camber a tube or "I" beam. It is quite on common trailer frames.

You may want to decide for yourself what this practice does for the structural integrity.

Last edited by rideraa; November 10th, 2011 at 12:46 PM.
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