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Old 08-22-2013, 12:00 PM
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I got my trailer back from the sandblasted finally, so i worked on it a little by filling the welds and a few other rough spots. I was suprised though, the metal is still in great shape!
With a first aid kit that large over your left shoulder would think your set for open heart surgery!

Just kidding nice job so far
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:10 PM
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With a first aid kit that large over your left shoulder would think your set for open heart surgery!

Just kidding nice job so far

I'm pretty sure this was completed before Sodar purchased his 07 so it's been done for a long time now.
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:11 PM
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I just did my '93 trailer and drilled 4 half inch holes in a metal plate that sit right over the oem mounting tabs on the trailer and plug welded it. No need to lose the tabs or cut anything off. The original tabs actually look like factory stand offs when it's all done and it provides great clearance to swing the wheel up
Just curious...which Fulton model is that? How have you liked it? I've read mixed reviews on the F2 (two-wheel version) but yours looks like it would do the trick.
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:22 PM
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:30 PM
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And I thought the "no step" policy was much newer than it is. I can't believe how long it's been since you bought the 197. Feels like yesterday.
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:00 PM
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Just got the trailer back with the plate now welded. Because the "weld on" plate was cast, the guy pre-heated the plate before welding to the frame. He also staggered it just a bit so he would be welding on top of an old weld. Looks pretty good!
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:10 PM
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And I thought the "no step" policy was much newer than it is. I can't believe how long it's been since you bought the 197. Feels like yesterday.
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:48 PM
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I'm not trying to be a butthead here, but those plug welds don't look too good. I would think if you were going to plug weld like this you weld up the entire plug and make sure you get good penetration on both parts. The lap weld on the back seems to be sitting on top of the metal with very little penetration as well. Was this done with flux core wire or shielded gas?
Yea, I should have gone hotter but there is so little stress on this joint considering the # of weld points. It's not going anywhere. If it was structural whole different deal.

I just picked up a $40 jack on eBay. I think it is a 1000# rating. The original one I think was 750#?
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