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    This 24' trailer came to me like this. It had ben side-swiped by a big rig on the highway near 29 Palms, CA in the middle of nowhere. the driver was in the vehicle waiting for a tow, for I forget what....fortunately he was in the passenger seat. He was pulling it with a Ford Expedition, which was also swiped. No injuries! To people, that is
    Impact tore off the fender and both wheels Ready to cut it up with a trusty Sawsall You can see the fender and whats left of the rail
    Arcin' and sparkin', Rocky D <><
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  • #2
    Carnage! Fix it!

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    • #3
      after the fix. a real fun project.
      Arcin' and sparkin', Rocky D <><
      Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
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      • #4
        I really like the way that you did the stop light. Nice looking and sturdy.

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        • #5
          Nice work! Here's an 18' goose neck I did awhile back for a neighbor...
          Last edited by Codger; 04-16-2018, 07:28 PM.

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          • #6
            Tore the one axle up then I guess? Did they have to take it off for transport? Good work.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sandy View Post
              Tore the one axle up then I guess? Did they have to take it off for transport? Good work.
              Both axles were trashed, he had to buy one from a gas station in the desert, which they installed 90° off.
              Arcin' and sparkin', Rocky D <><
              Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
              IF YOU CAN READ THIS, THANK A TEACHER...
              IF YOU'RE READING THIS IN ENGLISH, THANK A SOLDIER!

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              • #8
                A lightweight tongue on the trailer. Was there a manufacturer name on the trailer?.
                fence and gate shop worker
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                • #9
                  You did a good job

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by gatemaker View Post
                    A lightweight tongue on the trailer. Was there a manufacturer name on the trailer?.
                    The trailer came from Florida, and there was no numbers or any kind of ID on it. It it over 20', longer than you can buy in California. I agree on the tongue, but that's pretty typical for here. Have you seen what's coming out of China? when you specify 1/8" material. you get something less than that, and I have seen channel with de-lams, and cold shuts so that when you strike an arc on it , it splits into toothpicks.
                    Arcin' and sparkin', Rocky D <><
                    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
                    IF YOU CAN READ THIS, THANK A TEACHER...
                    IF YOU'RE READING THIS IN ENGLISH, THANK A SOLDIER!

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                    • #11
                      I had a piece of 1 1/4" water pipe instantly develop a 3"-4'' long crack at the seam when I struck an arc on it. We use it for 1 5/8" OD chain link gate frames. Yes, it even had a 300 psi working pressure number printed on the side of it. I just chopped off a few inches and used the pipe for a smaller gate.
                      You are correct in that 1/8" thickness has a lot of variation to it. I see great variation on pipe, too.
                      fence and gate shop worker
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                      Lincoln Power MIG 180....
                      Winco 6000 watt generator (13 hp Honda) "Big Jake"

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