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Old 27 May 2010, 17:28   #11
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are you in hythe kent or southampton?
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Old 27 May 2010, 17:30   #12
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Dont mean to be a damp squib ('killjoy' is an English translation ...) wheres me pasport for posting here

But .. a tow bar cut is NOT such a simple job for the un-initiated .. its not a hard one either, but on such a bouncy piece of hardware, a decent welding job and plating over is required

When I say decent, that doesnt just mean a guy who can use a welder, you must do this job properly which means removing the galvanizing to prep the job, otherwise you will have crystalised and weak welds because the zinc and other metals will alloy with the weld and not have the proper strength And if it were me for a true strength joint your trailer would be turned over 4 times to get proper penetration too that said.... I'm shite at inverted welds
IF welding was required I would totally agree, but as Chewy says, cut, drill and BOLT these trailers have very little welded components......
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Old 27 May 2010, 18:27   #13
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are you in hythe kent or southampton?
Hi andy

I'm over in Kent. I am thinking moving as I feel om the wrong hythe for all you rib chaps .....
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Old 28 May 2010, 15:18   #14
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Hi andy

I'm over in Kent. I am thinking moving as I feel om the wrong hythe for all you rib chaps .....
thats a shame as im just down the road from hythe southampton,
and i'd a been more than happy to alter your trailer for you if you brought the cakes!
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Old 28 May 2010, 16:24   #15
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Hay Andy

grab your tools and come on down to Kent for a holiday. Miles of coast, the Thames and the Medway on the doorstep. Hours of ribbing fun.... ;-)
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I have shortened many drawbars, quite easy. As others say, its nut+bolt work.

If you didnt want to tackle it yourself, our welder/fabricator would do it for a small fee at our site in Canterbury, i'm sure.
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Err, the bow post and snubber are held on by ubolts, just slacken them and move it back a few inches, no more falling off the roller.

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Err, the bow post and snubber are held on by ubolts, just slacken them and move it back a few inches, no more falling off the roller.

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Snubber is to high and is above u bolt there winch can only ever be loose. Bow roller is welded and can't easily be moved by me.
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Bow roller is welded and can't easily be moved by me.
Cut the bracket off, if it gets in the way and fix a new roller bracket with a u-bolt - piece of pi$$.
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Cut the bracket off, if it gets in the way and fix a new roller bracket with a u-bolt - piece of pi$$.
i would get 2 , it could do with another just forward of the transom, i would leave the trailer length as it is, single axle trailers with short drawbars are a pig to reverse, much easier with a longer drawbar
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