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That's interesting. Too often something like that is viewed as part of an evil past and done away with; or as scrap metal when prices were high. It must have been something in it's heyday, spitting out 65 foot long lumber.Local news on an old head saw restoration. Sawmill was sized for big old growth.
After lying in pieces in Point Defiance Park's maintenance yard for nearly two decades, a massive head saw has been restored to its former glory and put on display.www.kiro7.com
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Upon closer look mine is a lot lighter duty, made of formed steel with 12" sides. I still can use some of your ideas although it doesn't need to be so heavy duty. I need to get the sides a bit higher, and really like your tiedown rail on the sides.Mine's a Provost and I don't mind at all - but a couple things first. I was just beginning to learn stick welding so my idea was to use lots of joints just for the practice. So it would be fair to view this as the work of an overly exuberant novice and you could do it simpler. Second, I wanted to be able to use the trailer as a flat-bed with stake bolsters so the pockets are a lot more than what you would need for just side boards.
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The bed is just formed up sheet metal so to strengthen the sides where the pockets were going I made some channel from 2X2X1/8 angle and welded them in.
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I made the 4" deep pockets from 2X2X3/16 angle and added some 3/16 bracing
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Complete bottom side. Put a hump in the tail gate release rod.
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I added a rub rail on the front and side panels with stake guides to stiffen them along the top.
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