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Old 08-24-2014, 06:02 PM   #15
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What model AS is this? I think you're seeing the axle plate(s) on the right and the skid plates on the left, putting the.....whatever....pretty far to the rear of the trailer.
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Old 08-24-2014, 06:20 PM   #16
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To all:

Been at the Greekfest here in Indy and wanted to get back to all. This is a 75 Argosy-24 ft
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Old 08-24-2014, 06:22 PM   #17
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It is on the right and left of the center your referring to
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Old 08-24-2014, 06:25 PM   #18
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Yes, It may be a diamond in the rough but then again....my concern is how those rails ended up getting cut like that
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:14 PM   #19
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What rails???? The rusty angled pieces below the belly? Those aren't rails. They are axle mounting plates on the right and skid plates on the left of your pic. They are welded to the frame rail, which is up under the belly pan.

Are we all not communicating, or what?
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That makes sense I hope that is the case
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:21 PM   #21
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This makes some sense to me, Given that explanation, Am I correct in thinking that a properly fitted tank would not be any lower than these components?
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Are you aware of any framing print/schematic that one could refer to to see the skelton framing once used. I recognize that is probably wishful thinking but some folks are rebuilding their frames to some sort of specification.
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Well my OEM tanks are lower than the axle plates, but that's OK because they are up by th axle and won't drag during normal driveway apron approaches. The skid plates are just that, they prevent the bumper or the body from dragging going into steep driveways, for example. That blue thing does NOT belong there and should be removed and replaced with a near-OEM system.
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I have one for a 30' classic. they're basically laid out the same, as far as showing the axle plates and skid plates.
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Thanks again. Appreciate your giving me some valuable information.
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Well my OEM tanks are lower than the axle plates, but that's OK because they are up by th axle and won't drag during normal driveway apron approaches. The skid plates are just that, they prevent the bumper or the body from dragging going into steep driveways, for example. That blue thing does NOT belong there and should be removed and replaced with a near-OEM system.
The lower angles welded to the bottom of the frame rails in the rear actually provide the necessary depth to allow for the black tank and its galvanized box (which is a bit over 7"), rather than just skid plates. At least this is the case with my year model's design - not sure about the Argosy or Classic.

These pics from my redo are before and after belly pan installed over this section. Hope this helps.

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But arent they there to protect the tank from scraping the ground?


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Old 08-25-2014, 04:11 PM   #28
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I see from your pic, that yours has a dual purpose. Mine has the bumper sliding drawer, in a galvanized case in that location, but they don't need the cross piece attachment. The drawer doesn't hang down as far as your tank, but the skid bars do protect the assembly.


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