FRAME REPAIR

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spectria
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Re: FRAME REPAIR

Post by spectria » January 20th, 2014, 10:19 pm

Excellent answers, totally makes sense...
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rsierk
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Re: FRAME REPAIR

Post by rsierk » January 20th, 2014, 10:36 pm

There are stress concentrations at corners of gussets welded on. If the gusset is turned or shaped to radius these corners or to locate them on the neutral axis of the frame channel (the center, between the two legs), the weldment is less likely to fail in fatigue from cyclic loading (normal loaded driving, with bounces, etc) because the stress concentrations are reduced.

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macswoods
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Re: FRAME REPAIR

Post by macswoods » January 25th, 2014, 10:56 am

I finally got my "NEW" frame ends welded in yesterday. Now can get moving on on way to the road. Mac...
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macswoods
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Re: FRAME REPAIR

Post by macswoods » January 25th, 2014, 11:01 am

here are pics of old ends Mac...
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Brian T
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Re: FRAME REPAIR

Post by Brian T » January 25th, 2014, 11:30 am

Mac,
That's looking good,----- just like the old saying, you made a diamond out of a goats ass.
Nothing can be made fool proof, fools are ingenious bastards.

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macswoods
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Re: FRAME REPAIR

Post by macswoods » January 25th, 2014, 1:18 pm

:?: :shock: :shock: :shock: :oops: :roll: :roll: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: OK! what ever it takes to get er on the road. Mac....

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Re: FRAME REPAIR

Post by Stakebed » January 25th, 2014, 2:14 pm

Must be a california thing haha

looks good tho!

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spectria
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Re: FRAME REPAIR

Post by spectria » January 25th, 2014, 4:00 pm

Brian T wrote:Mac,
That's looking good,----- just like the old saying, you made a diamond out of a goats ass.
I hear a complement, Looks great, nice work on the repair, the weld on the outside is excellent...
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Brady
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Re: FRAME REPAIR

Post by Brady » January 25th, 2014, 5:28 pm

Very nice welding. I'm sure you checked the width of the original spring - the new cross member looks a bit narrow.

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fordman88
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Re: FRAME REPAIR

Post by fordman88 » January 26th, 2014, 1:58 pm

Makes really glad to see that I could help ya out with your project!! Awesome job too :grin:
Trevor O Davis

Shorthaul
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Re: FRAME REPAIR

Post by Shorthaul » January 27th, 2014, 5:50 am

Repair looks good. What type weld rod did you use.

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macswoods
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Re: FRAME REPAIR

Post by macswoods » January 27th, 2014, 9:35 am

The front spring fits OK. The cross member I bought from Neal a long while back, he said it is a service replacement part.
It doesn't have all the holes drilled , so it will fit the frame you have. The weld I used is 6011 . Thanks a WHOLE LOT Trevor for the front frame parts , THEY WORKED OUT GREAT!!!!!! Mac...... :D

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Re: FRAME REPAIR

Post by Shorthaul » January 28th, 2014, 7:58 am

Good choice of weld rod with your AC machine.

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