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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by charlietuna, Apr 19, 2006.
Yea,I'm no welder,and still have to do the finishing touches !
To be honest with you, it looks like you have very little penetration there. I'd seriously consider driving to a local welder and getting him to burn it good.
ya I second that ! just to be safe
better yet cut it off and buy some DIY'S or ORD'S shackle flip brackets. sorry man but that is just frightening.
It would have been safer/easier just to cut the bottom of the hanger out the reinforce the top.
Well....I didn't want to flame the guy too soon but I have to agree that i wouldn't drive on those. If you're really flat broke then you've gotta do what you gotta do, but like rdn2blazer says, buy some. I used ORD's ones. Affordable and excellent.
If you want to go with what you've got, get them welded properly and put some extra bracing in. Some triangulated gussets would work better than that bit of flat bar.
well at least the paint is shnazzy.
not trying to flame at all, just with the fact that this truck might end up on the road next to an innocent family and if something does go wrong and the rear end comes loose it could cause an accident. I dont want to see that happen to ANYONE. so if its taken as a flame and feelings are hurt thats on him. as I said its not ment as such. I would not want my family next to this rig on the road.
I agree, there is nothing strong about that design. Why would you have a cross brace that is bent? Sort of defeats the purpose if it bends up ward that brace there is going to do nothing but just fold inward.
4 of those welds looks like they have no penetration whatsoever.
Woha! I wasn't having a pop at you. I was just saying I was trying to go easy on the guy. Guess it gets lost in the English/American translation a bit!
You're absolutely right in what you say and I couldn't agree more.
Don't take it personally. I got hammered on a few ideas I have had, but to be honest, I would rather be hammered up front than find out the hard way becasue as these guys mentioned, this one has the potential to be ugly
southernspeed, no problem man, I didn't take it as having a pop at me. just wanted to clerify my statements a bit and let him know I was not flaming, if he took it that way.
the first word that popped into my head was "scary"
"ghetto" was the first word that popped into my head...
I think the design would bend a lot before it would break because it looks like the bolt still goes through the angle on the bottom of the frame.
I still wouldn't trust it though, charlietuna. Shackle flips are way cheaper than paying for a wrecked truck or dead people.
Like the others here, I'm not trying to bash your idea, but rather offer an honest opinion on your design due to safety concerns.
If you are determined to run what you have pictured please cut out that piece of bent .375 flat bar and box/gusset in the top. Your reinforcing strap is designed to fold in under any substantial load, these would not hold up under daily driving let alone off-road abuse.
Good luck, Jeff
Have to agree, especially since your flat bar has a bend in it. That's where it will bend. And no, I'm NOT a engineering student.
Thats called pre-bent, just like perforations make it easy to tear.
Thanks For Your Input
after reading your individual profiles, ( except for some I e-mailed), y-all just got a welder and/or to busy talk'in bout chicks,cain't seem to read the part 'bout NOT FINISH'D,DON'T 'MEMBER SAY'N I'M ON THE STREET,KILL'N BABIES,just trying to think outta the"buy it from me!'BOX' "SOOOO-sorry
if you cannot fill in the blanks , can't see the forest for the damn trees!
How about two gussets that look pretty similar to this just make sure the fit is nice and tight. That really wouldn't cost much to do
I will be working on this to get it finished , THANKS
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