I am wrestling with a suspension problem to the right side of my '78 steel frame aluminum body 32' end dump trailer.
I have posted a series of pictures of the problem on my web site.
However, only one of these relates to a welding topic. This is an apparent stress crack. You can see it here:For those who'd rather look at "intimate" pictures of a naked "single point" suspension system than "scantily clad wimmin" then, heaven help you, and change the numbers on that URL from DSCN0086.jpg through DSCN0107.jpg...
But back to picture DSCN0098.jpg. I'd appreciate your collective wisdom on how to approach the repair. The picture shows a crack where the "trunnion frame" (sort of an upside down pyramid welded to the underside of the trailer) meets the lower part of the trailer frame.
I imagine your suggestions will be "drill holes at either end, gouge to a "Vee" and weld toward the middle" from both ends.
However, since we cannot in good conscience discuss scantily clad women in this NG then feel free to share any other insight you may have.
Best regards and thanks in advance. Vernon