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Offline doubleboost

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Bed frame
« on: March 23, 2015, 04:38:58 PM »
Remember when you could make a trailer from "bed iron"

My 29 year old son brought me part of his bed frame to repair

The material was more suitable for a dolls pram than a bed

My son is a big bloke but even so

I welded a couple of lengths of 3/4 angle around the bent remains

Thinking that "nothing to strong ever broke"





















John

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Re: Bed frame
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2015, 06:25:59 PM »
Bed frames in the Vono era were made from re-rolled tram lines when trams were phased out (late 1950's early 1960's iirc). These rails were high manganese content which resulted in a steel that work hardened on the rolling surfaces where the wheels were. This meant less rail wear, but when re-used as angle it still worked hardened, especially when drilled
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Re: Bed frame
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2015, 06:37:34 PM »
John , will that bed pass its next M.O.T test ??????  :lol:

  Cheers Mick

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Re: Bed frame
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2015, 08:16:59 PM »
Andrew, I got one of those bed frames (or similar) for scrap here once. It wasn't drillable with HSS, At first I thought I had a bad drill bit. Then I fgured out it wasn't made out of ordinary angle iron. :doh:
I love it when a Plan B comes together!
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Re: Bed frame
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2015, 03:37:26 AM »
I made a trailer from an army bunkbed 2"x1\4" angle 6x4 foot heavy but very strong andlasted for years.
Jeff