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Old December 14th, 2015, 12:25 PM   #1
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I started another trailer project. (this time for a friend)
It was originally a trailer repair, but he keeps overloading it, so I though it would just be better to build him a stronger trailer.

I've assembled the frame, tongue and a couple cross members. I also have attached the spring hangers. Now is the task of squaring off the tongue with the axles, and then setting the rest of the cross members, fenders, back plate, deck, wiring and other accessories.
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Old December 14th, 2015, 10:51 PM   #2
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What's the trailer used for? Usually something like this I like to make the but welds into a Z to add a little more strength / area to weld

Looks like a good start tho
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Old December 15th, 2015, 10:35 AM   #3
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What's the trailer used for? Usually something like this I like to make the but welds into a Z to add a little more strength / area to weld

Looks like a good start tho
I agree with the Z, Owner didn't want the extra cut so I used a 5/16 plate on the inside of the angle on all the vertical welds.
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Old December 15th, 2015, 10:38 AM   #4
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A little farther along now.........hope to have it out of the barn by Monday next week.
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What's the trailer used for? Usually something like this I like to make the but welds into a Z to add a little more strength / area to weld

Looks like a good start tho
If you just do an X weld over each weld it will be twice as strong.
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If you just do an X weld over each weld it will be twice as strong.
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I'm going to play stupid here; (just because I've never been formally trained as a welder, however I grew up on a farm and have been welding for at least 40 years)
  1. what is an "X" weld (I may be doing it already, just don't know it)
  2. what is the "structural" reasoning for this type of weld?
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1. you weld an x over your normal weld usually going a couple inches onto the base material
2. adds more material, and makes up for not being formally trained as a welder
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Old January 7th, 2016, 10:53 AM   #10
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1. you weld an x over your normal weld usually going a couple inches onto the base material
2. adds more material, and makes up for not being formally trained as a welder
You will have to do better on number 2. Lol
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2. Makes you cool
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I'm going to play stupid here; (just because I've never been formally trained as a welder, however I grew up on a farm and have been welding for at least 40 years)
  1. what is an "X" weld (I may be doing it already, just don't know it)
  2. what is the "structural" reasoning for this type of weld?
Don't take the bait.
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You will have to do better on number 2. Lol
That's the text book definition of an X weld and it's benefits. What more do you want him to do?
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That's the text book definition of an X weld and it's benefits. What more do you want him to do?
Structural, chemical, and molecular diagrams, images and sketches..............?
Background history.
Proven Projects,
Active Operation,
Articles from welding master journals.

...........you know, just the normal stuff.
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Structural, chemical, and molecular diagrams, images and sketches..............?
Background history.
Proven Projects,
Active Operation,
Articles from welding master journals.

...........you know, just the normal stuff.
I think you have me mistaken for a bullshitter.
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Structural, chemical, and molecular diagrams, images and sketches..............?
Background history.
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Articles from welding master journals.

...........you know, just the normal stuff.
It's just a weld man, you're overthinking things
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I think you have me mistaken for a bullshitter.
What would give you that Idea?
I respect your wealth of education when it comes to welding.
However, before I put an "X" across my 700 different welds, I would like to know why.


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