Trailer rig FB/WC/GF modification

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Re: Trailer rig FB/WC/GF modification

Post by Rodcrafter » February 16th, 2016, 3:33 pm

It is screwed down with self tapping roofing screws. The material is rated for 120 mph winds so I guess it's fine. I've pulled it 100 miles one way and it didn't change at all.

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Re: Trailer rig FB/WC/GF modification

Post by BitBucket » February 16th, 2016, 4:54 pm

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HOLY COW that thing is more epic every time I see it. Dude, just so awesome.
Rodcrafter wrote:It is screwed down with self tapping roofing screws. The material is rated for 120 mph winds so I guess it's fine. I've pulled it 100 miles one way and it didn't change at all.
Thanks for your reply.

It seems like I always get my physics wrong but if you and an oncoming vehicle were on a 2-lane highway each doing 65 mph, would the wind speed as you pass approach 130 mph? I dunno if that's actually a realistic scenario in your neck of the woods or anything, just thinking about Alaska Route 3 which does go down to 2-lane for long stretches.


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Re: Trailer rig FB/WC/GF modification

Post by Rodcrafter » February 16th, 2016, 8:00 pm

I don't think there's anything worry about it folds down and pins to the legs of the structure


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Re: Trailer rig FB/WC/GF modification

Post by Big T » February 17th, 2016, 8:36 pm

How much clearance do you have on the bottom of the FB ? The picture looks like it's pretty close.


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Re: Trailer rig FB/WC/GF modification

Post by Rodcrafter » February 17th, 2016, 8:54 pm

It is close about 4.5", but the back axle is 1" in front of the FB. I think it's alright though even if it bumps the ground it is 1/2" plate after all.


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Trailer rig FB/WC/GF modification

Post by forty_creek » February 17th, 2016, 9:32 pm

"even if it bumps the ground it is 1/2" plate"
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Re: Trailer rig FB/WC/GF modification

Post by forty_creek » February 17th, 2016, 9:33 pm

I noticed that too Big T. Heck I was worried about 8-10" of clearance


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Re: Trailer rig FB/WC/GF modification

Post by mp4 » February 17th, 2016, 10:11 pm

Mine is 9". I originally figured on 8" but was scared it might be too low and raised it up a fuzz.



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Re: Trailer rig FB/WC/GF modification

Post by Rodcrafter » February 18th, 2016, 6:43 am

LOL,

FC I can always count on you for support! :BS:

You ever watch those guys that lower their cars go over speed bumps? I'm guessing it is my turn. To be honest, you have to remember this was a mod the main portion stayed the same. So the throat opening dictated where the FB was to be mounted. I can always cut the whole thing from the frame and raise it, I just didn't want to if I didn't need to. I'm telling you right now if I do you guys can't tell my wife.

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Re: Trailer rig FB/WC/GF modification

Post by BitBucket » February 18th, 2016, 12:46 pm

Rodcrafter wrote:It is close about 4.5", but the back axle is 1" in front of the FB. I think it's alright though even if it bumps the ground it is 1/2" plate after all.
I feel sorry for the ground that dares to get in the way!


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Re: Trailer rig FB/WC/GF modification

Post by forty_creek » February 18th, 2016, 10:56 pm

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Re: Trailer rig FB/WC/GF modification

Post by Big T » February 18th, 2016, 11:18 pm

If you keep upgrading your smoker with 1/2'' plate she'll figure it out because you'll have to upgrade that F-150 to an F-250 :-o


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Re: Trailer rig FB/WC/GF modification

Post by Rodcrafter » February 19th, 2016, 8:37 am

Your right Big T, that will be next I'm sure. I'll have to wait a while though.


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