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Just finished lifting my 35' car hauler

I have a 35' enclosed gooseneck car hauler that rode a little heavy on the rear axle. It was because I have a 4 inch lift on my truck and I just couldn't lower the coupler low enough to raise the back and still clear my bed rails. After a lot of thought and planning I decided to lift the trailer 4 inches. It has 3 torsion axles so I fabbed up some lift blocks/ axle brackets. I got some 3x4 rectangular tubing 3/16 thick and cut 4 slots in each of the 6 pieces. I slid some 1/2 inch steel plate into the slots and welded them into place to reinforce the tubing. Then I welded some 1/4 inch plat to the back side making it look like a backwards P. I left room in the middle for the axle to sit and bolted the axle into the 1/4 inch plate with the tubing sitting on top of the axle and below the frame. Then I slid the axles into place and spent 3 hours making sure everything was tracking straight and even and then welded the brackets onto the frame. It lifted the rear about 9 inches and makes the whole rig drive so much better. I think I am going to weld in some gussets just for a little extra insurance. The whole project took about 2 weeks working after I got off work and one solid weekend of installation.

While I was at it I welded on a new coupler, re-wired it and por-15'd the steel parts. I got a good deal on the trailer knowing I would have to give it some love. I am almost done with the re-build, I'm just re-glassing the fenders and blasting and por-15ing the wheels.

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This thread is worthless without pics..

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^^^ Best post, I have seen all week.


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That was really cool of you. I guess this is your superior way of asking for pics.

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So did you basically make lift blocks? I had my 3 axle toyhauler lifted 8". They did it byt cutting off the suspension from the trailer, welding in 8" tubing, then welding the suspension to the tubing. They also boxed and gusseted everything and added steel angle over each axle for cross bracing. I was told that using any kind of blocks is a dangerous way to go. Just looking out. Pic of mine attached..
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That was really cool of you. I guess this is your superior way of asking for pics.
It was cool huh? You can do it to, click the "smiles" on the right of the screen.

Check it out. :cr azy:

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