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Need opinions on old welds on 1957 travel trailer frame part 2

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  • Need opinions on old welds on 1957 travel trailer frame part 2

    This is part 2 of this thread including pictures and video links.

    Part 1 can be found here:

    Part 3 can be found here:

    This is Part 2 Continued
    A repair was made underneath using some rebar and large thick steel plates just behind the rear of the front crossmember. The steel plates are welded from the C channel to the underside of the front crossmember. I have no idea when this was done. The images below only show one side. The repair was done to the other side. Will those welds hold? The steel for the steel plates is thicker than the original C channel steel. Is this an issue when welding?

    Rebar added.

    Close up of the rebar.

    The steel plate can be seen below. There is one just like it on the other side.

    I did take my level and use it as a straight edge. I placed it underneath each side of the tongue to see if it would rock. It did not. I checked this to see if there was any arching on the tongue.

    This is the end of part 2 of this thread. It is continued in part 3 (link to be added)

    Thank you.

    Last edited by 4 Sons; 01-05-2015, 05:31 PM.