I did get to do a little bit today.
I ground down the welds and made it all smooth, then got out some flat black Rust-o-leum. It rolls on pretty easy.
Two coats later.................
A pretty good days work when I didn't think I'd get to do anything at all.
"Second, I read this in your post about the new torsion axle: " I had the axle derated from 2000# to 1500#."
Is "derating" something that is physically done to an exiting axle, or is that you ordered another lower rated axle? "
Thanks Woodstramp. I'm not sure of the mechanics of derating an axle, but I get the idea.
Flexiride and Dexter build the axle to the customers specs, one at a time. So if you ask to have it derated, they do it during the build of the axle. I think they use less rubber in it. With a teardrop weighing a good bit less than 2000lbs, you would want to have the axle derated to avoid too stiff of a suspension. Less bounce over bumps. I doubt they would over-rate a smaller axle. Way too much liability. Flexiride has an adjustable start angle, Dexter does not. I ordered mine with a 22 1/2 degree down angle. If that is wrong, I can easily change it. With Dexter, if 22 1/2 doesn't work out, too bad.
No adjustment. Be sure of what you need before ordering.
Good luck and let us know if you need anything
You continue to amaze me with your kindness. Thanks for your concern for my wife.
She is doing great. Thanks for the kudos on the frame. It means a lot.
I have followed your build, and learned a lot from you.
I picked up a tongue jack at the flea market today for 20 bucks. It's a pretty nice one. I think I'll do a lot of my shopping there.