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I\'m outa here till 3/18 PM!

/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif This BBS is so entertaining that I hate to leave it. Let's see....I don't THINK I insulted anyone over the weekend??? It's so hard to remember.....so darn many liberals out there./wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif Oh well, there's always NEXT weekend./wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif In order to while away the time in my motel after hours, I'm busy trying to design the perfect, extremely low-buck, Jeep transport trailer. Boy do I ever have a stack of rejected designs! I have settled on a few things though....two axles, and that new rubber-flex axle that cristo slee has on his trailer that was posted. It's called a Torflex axle. It has a lot of advantages over springs. Refer all inquiries to moonguy central/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif

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Re: I\'m outa here till 3/18 PM!

VAYA CON DIOS, AMIGO!!!
 

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Re: I\'m outa here till 3/18 PM!

What, you took so long building snojeep that now you're gonna have to trailer it somehwere to find snow?
 
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Good Luck, maybe a tool box built in? OH YEAH, don't forget to build a HUGE beer cooler for the moonguys.
Have FUN

/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif 1976 CJ-7,CHEVY 350, 33'S, 3" LIFT, THAT COVERS MOST OF THE MAJOR STUFF /wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif
 
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CJ Dave -
In the fine print about the TorFlex axles, the manufacturer says NO to tandem axles. (Don't you just hate it when the bubble bursts.)
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/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif That's wierd.....I have a drawing from Torflex that shows the tandem group and that's where I got my dimensions?? No tandems? The guy at the trailer shop is a Jeep guy who sells axles and groups frequently to race car guys to use. Hmmmm......????/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif

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Sorry 'bout that!!!!!
I just re-looked it up and it says NO to MORE than two axles. BTW - have you looked on Dexters web site and gone to their design manual? Lots of good stuff there (including the correct statement about # of axles!). Again, sorry for the error.
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/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif SL.....I have designed a really wierd....but really cheep trailer. It keeps changing, but I'm on the right track. I just keep trying to knock out more steel and more cost till I get it where it needs top be. Like Henry and the Model T....every piece of metal had to do at least three jobs./wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif I'm sure that the reason that only two axles are useable is that there is no way to make them articulate with a rocker arm in the middle.......well, no GOOD way anyhow. Anything's possible, but it would be too much machinery./wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif

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The mark of a truly good engineer, find something that will work and then try to improve on that.
 

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/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif I've always known that if you haven't sifted at least five different designs, you probably don't have the right one./wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif

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