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splitshot-bk
02-26-2011, 09:19 PM
Do they bear weight? I need to replace my cross member and the v-guide. I have a 7k lbs trailer for a 23 Open / Contender. Anyone replace these before?

Also, do i need a special drill bit to drill new hardware (bolt holes) in the flange of the aluminum beams? I will be mounting my new cross-member a couple inches forward of the original because the new cross-member is 54" and the original is 56". (Murphy's law strikes again)

Any info appreciated!

Blake


WolfLLY
02-27-2011, 12:22 PM
Do they bear weight? I need to replace my cross member and the v-guide. I have a 7k lbs trailer for a 23 Open / Contender. Anyone replace these before?

Also, do i need a special drill bit to drill new hardware (bolt holes) in the flange of the aluminum beams? I will be mounting my new cross-member a couple inches forward of the original because the new cross-member is 54" and the original is 56". (Murphy's law strikes again)

Any info appreciated!

Blake



No special drill bit required. A little hint, use oil or soapy water when drilling the aluminum. This will help keep the aluminum from sticking to the bit.

splitshot-bk
02-27-2011, 06:05 PM
No special drill bit required. A little hint, use oil or soapy water when drilling the aluminum. This will help keep the aluminum from sticking to the bit.

Just the kind of info I'm looking for. Thanks! :tht_rulez:




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