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#1 posted 03-20-2015 12:24 PM

I think that so long as the bed frames are angle iron, they will more than likely work fine. Years ago I built a light duty trailer from old bed frames that I pulled with my pickup. I had cross-braces every 12” along the length and used 2” X 12”s for the decking. I used it to haul riding lawnmowers, lumber and even helped a few friends move with it. I had it almost 5 years till someone offered me more than I thought it was worth, To coin a phrase, “He made me an offer I couldn’t refuse” :-)

I would overlap the corners (rather than just butt-weld them) and make sure to use cross-pieces along the length. On the short ends, I would cut a piece in half longwise, and use the flats as a filler so all four ends/sides were touching the base of the saw.

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