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    sorry if this is convoluting things but : is...

    sorry if this is convoluting things but :

    is this the unloaded geometry at the time of welding up the hangers?

    presumably the loaded stationary angle will come around to be closer to vertical...
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    Y0u're the MAN as they say in the classics ! ...

    Y0u're the MAN as they say in the classics !

    :2tsup:
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    thanks for the words Yonnee.when you get a chance...

    thanks for the words Yonnee.when you get a chance take a look at the pics loli think you are advocating al-ko 's recommendation or the second pic i posted.the spring eye is infront of the hanger by...
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    thanks AJ, seems it's an either / or type...

    thanks AJ, seems it's an either / or type situation.

    enjoyed the pics !

    thanks mate
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    thanks for the opinion Kryn. hope you are well!

    thanks for the opinion Kryn. hope you are well!
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    conflicting shackle info

    g'day,

    there seems to be two two ways of setting up rear shackles on single axle trailers.

    see oics

    which one do you recommend?

    meadow
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    yes indeed Rusty web upright : ) sorry.

    yes indeed Rusty web upright : ) sorry.
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    c channel, pfc ( parallel flange channel), c beam...

    c channel, pfc ( parallel flange channel), c beam or channel beam are usually used with the flange upright (ie. open section toward the sides) in trailers i've seen.

    flange stiffeners and /or...
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    sitting down on the job really helps with comfort...

    sitting down on the job really helps with comfort and stability whilst welding, plus try and prop yourself against something solid.

    run some practice moves to make sure you have the reach to...
  10. just like playing pool or snooker it helps to...

    just like playing pool or snooker it helps to have a good front prop.

    questicking
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    funny, i was curious about ferrocraft 21 and it...

    funny, i was curious about ferrocraft 21 and it took 3 websites to get the required info that it's a E7014 ( E4914) rod. 70000lbs tensile strength.

    why cigweld and the others wouldn't have this as...
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    i'm not sure what the forces are in a firebox,...

    i'm not sure what the forces are in a firebox, but expansion and contraction would be one.

    with 6 mm gaps i would be tempted to slug it. ie lay a piece of mild steel rod in there and weld in.
    ...
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    flares and fillets

    i find this worth worth the effort sometimes.

    grinder required!

    allows for fairly thin stock to be welded with stick and takes blow through almost out of the equation :cool:

    369128
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    yes i reckon it's a pilot jobby, but for...

    yes i reckon it's a pilot jobby, but for appearance they could work nicely when you don't want a protrusion on the other side.

    learn something every day
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    thanks for replies! i've seen them on " blow...

    thanks for replies!

    i've seen them on " blow away sheds", sorry kit sheds, where a lean -to bracket is fastened to a post such as 89x89x3.

    they attract me because they are a super sized tek...
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    jackaroo, answering my my own question here :...

    jackaroo,

    answering my my own question here : ) ........might help someone in the future perhaps.

    type 23 self threading or thread cutting screw

    hex washer head.

    with a slightly more...
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    identifying this fastner

    i am trying to name this screwbolt, boltscrew, fastner in order to get a hold of some fairly urgently.

    looks like M12 with drilling point.

    sort of an oversized trek screw.

    Ive seen them used...
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    i would try a bit of car wax, bees wax if you...

    i would try a bit of car wax, bees wax if you have any lying around.

    ive used bees wax on some furniture jobs involving rusty steal, albeit interior application.

    car wax seems a better bet to...
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    it seems you only have stick process, so i would...

    it seems you only have stick process, so i would run the largest 6013 electrode on the cold side along the edges to build up material. down hill.

    grind/machine down to the required sharp radius....
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    $2k should get you an awesome little mig. keep...

    $2k should get you an awesome little mig.

    keep shopping around and don't forget to ask for free shipping/ courier : )

    lincoln speedtec 200 would be something i'd look at but it only takes 200mm...
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    hats off to 7016

    glassy 7016

    365531running some 7016 3.2mm today and loving it

    125nb pipe to 12mm baseplates
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    managing mig guns and leads

    grunt handy handle

    bought a few of them today to try and organise all the lead bundles around the place :C

    365430
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    Finding someone to tap a nice big piece of mild...

    Finding someone to tap a nice big piece of mild square stock is my next goal it seems, if i go with the scaffold screw jack.....

    geting interesting now
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    safety factors

    6-8 tonne would be working with a generous saftey factor.

    each jack would have to hold 1-1.5 tonne eavenly distributed but if for any reason one jack had to take the whole load then it would...
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    levelling screw jack project

    help required on a screw jack project x 4.

    anyone got any course thread (acme? etc ) suitable for making up some levelling jacks?

    each needs 400mm travel.

    these will be side mounted using a...
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    nasty ! i bet his glove tore apart too?

    nasty !

    i bet his glove tore apart too?
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    364846 beautiful job job on the bushes Bob !

    364846

    beautiful job job on the bushes Bob !
  28. I'd buy from supersteel or one of the steel...

    I'd buy from supersteel or one of the steel merchants ( southern steel etc) and have them cut your material to length.

    bars and outer frame.

    you can use square or round solid stock for the bars...
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    just a very quick update- trailer is coming...

    just a very quick update-

    trailer is coming along well.

    im up to fitting a rolling platform under the deck, which will roll out on tracks ( on bearings) to provide a rear work platform whilst...
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    thankyou Bob. ill do that. and thanks Kryn...

    thankyou Bob.

    ill do that.

    and thanks Kryn for the great info too

    my sent messages aren't showing up, so if you don't get my message I will try again.

    cheers again
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    bolt for a 17 mm hole

    gday,

    Got a 5203zz bearing with a 17 mm hole.

    I'm wanting to bolt it to some 50x50 rhs to make it a cam follower basically. not high speed or anythin.

    do you think I can find a 17 mm bolt...
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    Bearings are either ford slimline or parallel,...

    Bearings are either ford slimline or parallel, shall check up on that as we get closer to launch.

    Speaking of launch, I may be just about to learn a very hard lesson on ball coupler height?
    ...
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    ahh I see, yes that is the brake flange if I ever...

    ahh I see, yes that is the brake flange if I ever wanted to add brakes to back axle.

    as for cambered axle, it's an American thing more than here, but I could be wrong?

    from dexter axle.com
    ...
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    G'day Kryn, new axles and they are factory...

    G'day Kryn,

    new axles and they are factory cambered.

    I have the braked axle on the front, but if that's a "no no" then it can be changed reluctantly : )

    i guess I'll see how it tracks and...
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    Sorry about pic orientations ( gremlin ) The...

    Sorry about pic orientations ( gremlin )

    The pics appear correct when uploaded, the change themselves around upon saving draft.

    anyhow -

    Setting up for welding crossmembers to the bottom...
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    a trailer build ( user friendly)

    gonna build a deckover trailer 1.8 tonne gross and aiming at 1 tonne payload depending how overbuilt the thing gets hahah.

    using steel I have on hand coupled with Dexter axles with one braked...
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    one left

    one left
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    Sold

    Sold
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    the other thing to do is look for other brand...

    the other thing to do is look for other brand lenses with the same dimensions.

    i have even cut ( with scissors) large sheets of polycarbonate of the same thickness as the original lense.

    saved...
  40. yes does sound conflicting. id be interested...

    yes does sound conflicting.

    id be interested in seeing your design.

    regards

    meadow
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    Fronius inverter welder 150amp

    Good little welder for sale here-

    Fronius Welder | eBay

    transpocket 1500

    great portable stick machine

    runs low hi great.
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    welding podcast radio show

    for those who can't get enough welding, here's a radio show podcast from U.S

    Welding Tips and Tricks Podcast

    fairly broad, got some good guys on there.

    enjoy
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    off the shelf trusses are available - see hunt...

    off the shelf trusses are available - see hunt engineering ( hopleys truss trade name).

    http://www.huntengineering.com.au/content/downloads/HopleysBrochure.pdf

    they are pretty cheap really :...
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    fume extracting mig guns

    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=262560853543&globalID=EBAY-AU

    got out a couple of these abicor binzel 4 metre fume extracting guns for sale - brand new in box

    discounts...
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    i think you should draw it Kryn and take a photo...

    i think you should draw it Kryn and take a photo or scan for upload :cool:
  46. vertical can be a bit tricky. check this video...

    vertical can be a bit tricky.

    check this video on wire feed speed first

    Setting Wire Feed video

    once you get a puddle going then a slight side to side manipulation will help you as you...
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    I'm currently thinking of a transportable shed...

    I'm currently thinking of a transportable shed idea too.

    floors can be designed for weight bearing capacity. eg a fairly Flexi domestic house is around 1.5kpa bearing capacity ( 150 kg per square...
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    A fan is a good ppe item as well - happy welding!

    A fan is a good ppe item as well - happy welding!
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    good one Clive - i know they are expensive but...

    good one Clive -

    i know they are expensive but an air forced helmet might be the go for you.

    good luck with the welding mate.
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    hope you like it Clive. what sort of machine...

    hope you like it Clive.

    what sort of machine will you be running it in?

    what welding work do you like doing the best?

    meadow
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