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  1. #556

    Re: Aluminium Trailer Build Tandem Axle (On a budget)

    I should add, my genius ideas are just blowing smoke out of my bum, I am just guessing about stuff from the photos, not like actually being there and "playing"

  2. #557

    Re: Aluminium Trailer Build Tandem Axle (On a budget)

    Nah that wont work the i beams are bent for that rear end width if i were to trim the cross members i would also need to cut the front A section to fit as well

    Spring hangers wont fit on the inside either hard to see from my pics but there is no allowance for the cross member yo run thru the spring hanger

    Only way will be to extend the axles or buy new ones such a bugger i thought i had it all worked out

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  3. #558

    Re: Aluminium Trailer Build Tandem Axle (On a budget)

    Thinking about it my 39mm round axles were my drawback on being registered for 1600kg if i can i may squeeze an extra 50 into the deal and get 2x 40mm square axles than my trailer should be able yo pass for 2000kg

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  4. #559

    Re: Aluminium Trailer Build Tandem Axle (On a budget)

    Called the steel shop they only have round pipe ID 42mm my axles are 39mm i think that will be to much clearance

    I asked about 50x50x5 square tubing $27 this means the internal diameter would be 40x40mm but open corners

    I may do the second one above just to get the trailer rolling and swap the axles when i can afgord to

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  5. #560

    Re: Aluminium Trailer Build Tandem Axle (On a budget)

    Can always pad weld and then machine to fit Gazza. Plenty of ways to skin the proverbial cat.

  6. #561

    Re: Aluminium Trailer Build Tandem Axle (On a budget)

    What do u mean by pad weld Scott?

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  7. #562

    Re: Aluminium Trailer Build Tandem Axle (On a budget)

    using weld to build up the metal - take a quick look on google. You could do a few bands around the axle where it will be inside the pipe or shs and then machine the bands down so they are a neat fit. We use it as a technique for repairing rust pitting.

  8. #563

    Re: Aluminium Trailer Build Tandem Axle (On a budget)

    How do u weld a pipe of beads tho im a bit confused i thought by u saying weld pad as in run horontal beads line after line.level after level than machine the whole block of steel but with a bit of searching i found u can weld a round beaded tube but unsure exactly how its done

    Is there some sort of backing?

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  9. #564

    Re: Aluminium Trailer Build Tandem Axle (On a budget)

    No mate - pad weld your cut axle and then machine it down so it's a neat fit inside the pipe or SHS. Make it easier to use pipe if that's the way you want to go.

  10. #565

    Re: Aluminium Trailer Build Tandem Axle (On a budget)

    Ah im with u now, my lathe is only a 350mm bed lathe far to small to spin the axle half

    The 50x50x5 will be 40x40mm inside diameter i will only be out by 1mm i can weld in a shim or just leave it

    But do u think 50x50x5mm shs tubing will be strong enough?

    The 43.7mm round pipe i mentioned earlier is only 3.7mm thick wall so it may be to thin

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  11. #566

    Re: Aluminium Trailer Build Tandem Axle (On a budget)

    Should be fine.


  12. #567

    Re: Aluminium Trailer Build Tandem Axle (On a budget)

    Picked up 1 meter of the 50x50x5 shs probably more than i needed

    I asked about the whole axle extension on another metal group some were for it some were against it

    So i only plan on using these extended axles to get the trailer rolling we are hopefully moving house within the next few weeks if a house on level land can be found

    Basically all i need to do is attach the axles, bolt on the tow hitch receiver, bolt.on wheels and shes a roller

    Things like lights, winch post, trailer bunks will be installed later

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  13. #568

    Re: Aluminium Trailer Build Tandem Axle (On a budget)

    Since trailer is almost done do u guys think its a good or bad idea stamping the first letter of my name than my full last name in a few different locations on the trailer?

    By law im liable for the trailer for 5 or 8 years or something so i will have to keep it for that duration

    Just thinking if it were to get flogged, there are only 2 or 3 people in australia with my name

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  14. #569

    Re: Aluminium Trailer Build Tandem Axle (On a budget)

    Can't see having your name on it any more secure than a unique number, if it get stolen it's gone, not many ever get recovered.

  15. #570

    Re: Aluminium Trailer Build Tandem Axle (On a budget)

    Yeah thought maybe it would be a bit of deterant to scrap the trailer if stolen the thiefs would need to take more time to grind out all the stamps

    Im thinking it would definatly stop anyone trying to reregister the trailer as if u weld over the stamp the colour of two aluminiums will stand out like dogs balls unless the whole trailer is painted

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