Torsion Axles: welding to frame versus bolting

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Postby angib » Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:57 pm

Bandit wrote:Does anyone see a problem with this?

I don't - it sounds perfectly workable to me.

You might want to work out a way to seal the unused bolt holes, including the ones hidden by the axle brackets, to avoid too much corrosion inside your frame.

Andrew

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Postby Bandit » Fri Feb 24, 2006 3:50 pm

I plan to mount the axle with the bracket, both bolted to the frame and welded to the frame. After I complete the build, I will adjust the axle for tongue weight and then seal the unused holes with silicon. This should seal the tubing against moisture, but still let me use the holes if I need them in the future.
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