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  1. #26
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    Re: stretching a trailer.

    Sound advice welderj.
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  2. #27
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    Re: stretching a trailer.

    Quote Originally Posted by farmersamm View Post
    Now I understand. No I didn't do it this way although I never seen a beam spliced like this I wish I would have. Thanks for explaining.

  3. #28
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    Re: stretching a trailer.

    Quote Originally Posted by FarmandFabrication View Post
    Looks good to me. I have stretched a few trailers for adding axles and such. I have seen both vertical but mostly stepped. we did F-350 a long time ago (prolly 10 years) went vertical and sandwiched it with two more plates, truck has seen a lot of work since then and everything is holding up good, we always just checked the welds every so often to make sure there were not any stress cracks. But all and all it looks good, like the shop!!
    Thanks I have a frame on a F550 to stretch coming up. Thanks for the kind words!

  4. #29
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    Re: stretching a trailer.

    Quote Originally Posted by farmersamm View Post
    That's an excellent method in my opinion. I didn't learn of it until many years after the frame stretch I did.

    On a TV show they were following some large building welders. I saw a vertical beam done that way but with the flanges offset as well.

    As I recall is was done on-site since the beam was too heavy for the crane to lift - engineer told them that's how he wanted it.
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  5. #30
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    Re: stretching a trailer.

    If you think you have too much flex make sure you have several full height cross members in the frame rail. They have to attach to both the top and bottom flange. I would have 3 forward of the wheels and one half way between wheels and bumper behind. Also one at each equalizer in the suspension. If you have that you will get most of the benefit of a torque tube without the negatives.

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    Re: stretching a trailer.

    Fun stuff!
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  7. #32
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    Re: stretching a trailer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd496 View Post
    Now I understand. No I didn't do it this way although I never seen a beam spliced like this I wish I would have. Thanks for explaining.
    Hey Sam I forgot to mention you would like this guy he runs bias tires! Now I know two guys that like them!

  8. #33
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    Re: stretching a trailer.

    Her are some pictures of the trailer painted and road ready. I didn't paint it.

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  9. #34
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    Re: stretching a trailer.

    Nice !


    Now all you need is a couple kids to apply this.....


    Looks great.....
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  10. #35
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    Re: stretching a trailer.

    Turned out real nice!

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