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  1. CRAIG SCANDRETT
    August 12, 2018 @ 8:23 PM

    IS THERE ANY VALID OR SAFETY REASON TO HAVE THE TRAILER AXLE ON TOP OF THE SPRING OR UNDER THE SPRING AS I HAVE SEEN THEM BOTH WAYS THANK YOU.

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  2. Jim L Richardsaon
    October 25, 2018 @ 9:01 AM

    Thanks for this great article on trailers ! Really makes sence on what axels you choose . Was going to use tork but now spring makes more sence ,
    Thanks JimR

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  3. Jack
    August 7, 2019 @ 7:07 PM

    Nice, thank you for your insights. Jack

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  4. Gus
    October 3, 2019 @ 9:26 PM

    Thanks for the great info ME. Mounting springs on angle also allows adjustment of final axle position later in the build. I’d appreciate any advice on stitch welding the angle iron buffer to the RHS chassis rail – it is full width of the RHS but only about 65% of the height of the RHS chassis rail. Also, any advice on avoiding rust between these flat surfaces of steel? Thanks, Gus

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    • The Mechanic
      October 7, 2019 @ 8:56 PM

      Stitch welding is a great solution anytime the weld joint is long but not under a lot of load — like springs on angle. For something like this, a 1″-1.5″ stitch every 6″ ought to do. Avoiding rust between the faces — There’s a lot to that, so watch for a post on that sometime in the future.

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