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tanglediver
10-20-2007, 12:33 AM
We did a boat trailer at some point during this last roll of film, :p and I was just tickled pink trying to get this socket/head assembly out of the tongue for replacement. The customer had a bad crack welded up temporary and we got it for replacement purposes.
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w191/tanglediver/Weldedactuator.jpg
It seemed easier for the builders to weld the 2 main frame members over two 5/8" retaining pins.
Eh, whatsamatta you? OK, measure 5 times and drill. Lookadat!!
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w191/tanglediver/Holesinframe.jpg
Last little hang nail was this gnarly burr in the opening.
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w191/tanglediver/Framedefect.jpg
That had to go!! You can just see where it was in the lower left corner.
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w191/tanglediver/Defectcleared.jpg
FINALLY CLEAR. Added a couple of nicely fitted spindle caps and WALLA! Good to go.
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w191/tanglediver/Actuatorcomplete.jpg

JLITTY
11-26-2007, 06:26 PM
Looks good!

MicroZone
11-26-2007, 08:24 PM
Datsa' nica' !

Skwerly
11-26-2007, 08:28 PM
You'd think the manufacturers would be more in the know for such things, nice work!

smithboy
11-27-2007, 09:04 AM
Man, that was an accident waiting to happen.

steve45
11-27-2007, 09:18 AM
Any chance that was a trailer for a Yamaha jetboat, manufactured by MFI? They've had a LOT of touble with them, primarily with the bow stop not being securely installed.