2015 - Volume #39, Issue #1, Page #41[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Home-Built 2-Wheeled Trailer
The axle is an old straight axle that I turned upside down to make the trailer high enough to dump. The original wheel rims weren’t the right kind to remount onto the axle, so I used a pair of 8-in. offset rims that I already had. One rim was offset 4 in. and the other 6 in. I cut the middles out of the rims and made a pair of flat steel plates to match, then welded the plates in and drilled holes into them to fit the axle hub.
I used a small cut-off wheel on a 4 1/2-in. grinder to cut up the tank’s thin sheet metal. I didn’t use a torch because the heat could have warped the metal. (Cal Miner, 3971 N.E. 8th St., Willmar, Minn. 56201 ph 320 235-3351)
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