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Old 05-06-2011, 10:20 AM   #1
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Hitch connector A-frame material

Anyone know the size / gauge steel tube used to connect the hitch connector to the frame on a 1972 Sovereign?

I need to replace the complete A-frame but dont have the airstream here to use as a reference.

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Old 05-06-2011, 11:01 AM   #2
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My 65 c channel is made out of 12 ga plate steel that is boxed in ( another plate welded on the C to create a box. Had all the metal fabricated at a local metal yard. It was pretty simple. Im sure you can take a cut section to a metal supply and they could tell you. Post some pics.
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I don't know the guage but I do know that it is much thicker than the main frame rails that Marzboy is speaking of.
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I don't know the guage but I do know that it is much thicker than the main frame rails that Marzboy is speaking of.
Actually Chris is right the a frame is slightly thicker than the rest of my frame. I think it may be 10 ga
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Not sure about 72 but the A-Frame on our 76 Sovereign is 2"x4"x 3/16" tube. An ASTM A 500 Structural Steel I would suspect.

Readily available, easily cut and weldable.

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Old 05-06-2011, 04:09 PM   #6
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Darkspeed,
My vote on this would be to find a salvage AS and buy the a frame assembly complete. If your measurements are off without having a live template, you could be making yourself a whole lotta headaches.
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Thanks guys,

Thanks Kevin245 that is what I though but I wanted to check. I have 2x4 and 2x5 in 3/16 on hand so that is one problem solved.
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