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Re: $55 Super Duty Swing Away Tire Carrier Is Done
thats a sweet machining job on that trailer hub, but im curious about your 10 grade 8 bolts to hole to a sheetmetal crossmember that is tack welded to the frame?
you could have a hundred grade 8 bolts, and it wouldnt be a bit stronger than the welds joining hte rearcrossmember and the frame
if it overlaps the frame then thats cool no problem!
Id try to add some flat stock 3/16 or 1/4 perpindiciular to the angle iron, either bolted or welded to the frame for a little added strength.
its a very nice design otherwise! just look for hte weakest link
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