Originally Posted by Mollers
You could double-up by welding a plate over the whole and drilling through both. A bit 'overkill' perhaps and it would make a mess of the galvi.
Hmmm, i've just measured the gap between the j/wheel clamp boss and the side rail and i have just shy of 3 inches....i should be able to fabricate a hand wheel type brace to fit into the gap......failing that i have enough room just aft of the boss to add a secondary clamp which could be bracketed to the side rails using u bolts. Will try everything before i go near the galvi with my mig....
Dowhilldai...point taken, will install the bunks as far aft as possible to avoid any contact..
Thanks for all the constructive comments though, much appreciated.....although i should probably ave posted pics BEFORE going to the galvanizers!