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Old 07-27-2016, 01:08 AM   #1
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Streamline Frame welding; thicker than 1/8th overkill?

Hi everybody! I'm welding in new outriggers to repair a partial rear frame separation on this trailer and I opted to fabricate them out of some pretty thick plate thinking that it would be much stronger.
However, I then realized that these frames are designed to flex and be light weight so I'm having second thoughts about the heaver steel.
Any thoughts?

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Old 07-27-2016, 04:03 AM   #2
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Colin Hyde told me to replace my frame members with 11 gage steel. (.119) the original are. 090
Heavier would be overkill.

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