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    Default Farm trailer bed replacement

    Not sure this is the right forum, but need some advice on repairing an all metal 4x8 trailer. The diamond plate is rusted out in the front, along with the 2" channel that ties it to the frame. Do I need to completely remove the old floor or can I just replace the front channel and repair the rusted front, and drop a new sheet of diamond plate?

    This is a farm trailer and doesn't need to be road worthy. It just needs to haul wood and yard waste.

    -trailerfront-jpg-trailerbed-jpg-trailerbottom-jpg

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    Default Re: Farm trailer bed replacement

    If you've got a torch or plasma, you could probably just cut out the cancer and weld in new... Steve

    I would look close at the tongue though, make sure the rust hasn't gone too far -

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    Default Re: Farm trailer bed replacement

    Sadly, no torch or plasma here. Just looking for a quick fix so I can start hauling firewood. I'm behind!

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    Default Re: Farm trailer bed replacement

    What do you think about cutting that channel out with a zip disc, and replacing it with say 4" x 4" angle iron?


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    Default Re: Farm trailer bed replacement

    quick fix?

    what abot a sawsall with metal blade.. or angle grinder and cutt3r wheel.

    for emergency. just toss plywood int here and roll with it.
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    Default Re: Farm trailer bed replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by Shield Arc View Post
    What do you think about cutting that channel out with a zip disc, and replacing it with say 4" x 4" angle iron?
    That would be easier, but they used the 2" channel to raise the bed off the frame. Not sure why.

    Quote Originally Posted by Soundguy View Post
    quick fix?

    what abot a sawsall with metal blade.. or angle grinder and cutt3r wheel.

    for emergency. just toss plywood int here and roll with it.
    If I can get the front re-welded, I may just do that.

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    Default Re: Farm trailer bed replacement

    I was thinking the 4" x 4" angle may get you out to some iron that was worth saving, also support the plywood inside the bed. What about spacing the angle iron up?


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    Default Re: Farm trailer bed replacement

    if you can't re weld. drill and bolt. better than nuttin. and it's not going onthe road anyway.
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    Default Re: Farm trailer bed replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by Shield Arc View Post
    I was thinking the 4" x 4" angle may get you out to some iron that was worth saving, also support the plywood inside the bed. What about spacing the angle iron up?
    This is getting me thinking - what I needed. I'll head down to the barn tomorrow and see what I might be able to do quickly. My welding is shaky too, so simpler is better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lhfarm View Post
    My welding is shaky
    Mine too!


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