Got unenthused with other projects so thought i would get into my strap trailer. Stripped the floor & pulled the axle out from under it, needs a few welds here & there but trailer holds it's shape & should come up good.
Can anyone give advise on where i can get rope rail support.
I could manufacture the support but if there off the shelf it would be much easier.
Cro, I have no idea, but that support looks like a piece of flat that has been squeezed into place by a FB squeezer. Chances are they were pre squeezed into shape the allowed to rest half open, like a split pin. Fitter would then belt it onto the rail, clamp the arms and weld er up. A blacksmith might be able to make a few more.
But I am only enjoying a wild speculation.
Wait for the experts.... there will be someone here who used to make these trailers for sure.
Some time ago I needed same part, made enquiries at freighter factory with no luck with old stock or anyone who knew anything about how they were made
After much thought made a small die and with a small press and a piece of flat made them in two
Parts . From memory they were in two parts originally
If you send your ph no to 0427506552 I will send you a photo ,I may still have the die thing I made
Yep thanks fella's, I'm thinking Sarge's & Bel's responses are closer to the mark, I can envisage a bit of flat steel wrapped around the rope rail pipe & then a tool similar to a flaring block attached to make the flat, roundish & then welded to the combing rail. There is a gap from the top of the support to the rope rail that is not welded & while it's not ideal it would let any water drain out until it fills with muck.
Thanks Bel I will give you a call sounds like your right on the money, save me making something maybe.
Another comment was how long the sand blaster will take.
I Have never sand blasted anything before personally but have access to a large compressor, tractor driven, & a large sand blasting unit. Not sure, just been told I can borough it, so going in blind but i thought i might as well have a go.
Question is how much garnet/media would anyone think be required to do this little job.
Here’s my solution for rope rail support.
Get some square hollow section about 6mm bigger than the diameter of the rope rail.
Measure from under the side of the tray to the centre of the rope rail and cut a piece of the SHS to twice this measurement.
Mark the middle and centre of the SHS and using a hole saw the same diameter as the rope rail, cut a hole front and back of the SHS.
Now cut the SHS in half and you’ll have two supports.
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