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Thread: Off Road Trailer Build Part Deux

  1. #11
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    Default Re: Off Road Trailer Build Part Deux

    I'll get those measurements for you later on today.

    I'm going to be out of town for a little bit.

    New trailer is looking good!

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Off Road Trailer Build Part Deux

    OK this trailer should be a "project too long to complete" trailer. I got my axle all together a few weeks ago, but i am only running one tire so it is not leaving my garage anytime soon. I had the tub built but I wasnt liking the tailgate. The metal was thin, and i didnt like it. I wanted a tailgate that hinged down like a truck. I did this on my last trailer build. It worked fine. After going back and forth I decided to change the tailgate.

    At first I thought about having no tailgate, because I realized i didnt use the tailgate feature much and I wanted the back of the tub to be a bit more stronger. After much debating, i kept the tailgate but changed the way i did it. I decided to make the tailgate totally removable. The rear corners on the trailer are 1x2 square tubing. I ended up making a tailgate out of 1x1 tubing and put a channel on the sides so the tailgate will slide up and down. So if i need to take the tailgate off, i jsut pull it up and off. With it down, the tub is very strong in the rear section. Just something differnt. It looks like it will work out just fine for my needs.

    Tailgate on trailer.



    Tailgate sliding up


    Channel on the side of tailgate


    Tub tubing the channel slides onto.


    So what is left is to make the landing leg and fenders. I am going to get the second tire to get it rolling. I have to say it is nice to have the plasma cutter now. I cut the sheetmetal for the tailgate all by hand and it was like butter, boy i never knew what i did before without it.
    Dan Stewart
    1963 M38a1
    1991 Wrangler

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Off Road Trailer Build Part Deux

    Today I got my fenders made up. They are not bolted on yet, i still need to sand them down. They are much beefier than my last trailer fenders. They survived the 200 lb test






    I am thinknig bout mounting the tail lights in the rear of the fenders. Gonna cut out and install flush mount lights. Next step is to make landing leg and then start final body prep and paint. It looks like i will end up painting it a dark red.
    Dan Stewart
    1963 M38a1
    1991 Wrangler

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Off Road Trailer Build Part Deux

    Looking good. Nice wide stance. Should be very stable.

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Off Road Trailer Build Part Deux

    Well it ROLLS!!!!!!!

    Got my tires today for it. I also made my landing leg. Still will need to cut it down and i will get a wheel to mount on the bottom of the leg. Glad I finally got it rolling.






    Will get better pics in the daytime.
    Dan Stewart
    1963 M38a1
    1991 Wrangler

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Off Road Trailer Build Part Deux

    looking good Danny
    1966 CJ6 gone but not forgotten

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Off Road Trailer Build Part Deux

    I think you have the same kind of tires as I do Dan..
    sent from my computer using hunt'n'peck


    CJ5 quitter, now I drive a TeeJ
    01 TJ Sport

    1967 CJ5 V6 (sold)
    1971 CJ5 283 (sold)
    1970 CJ5 V6 (sold)

  8. #18
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    Default Re: Off Road Trailer Build Part Deux

    I have one of those. I was originally trying to finda second to match. I just got to regular BFG ATs tonight. I only mounted one, but will mount the other to match them
    Dan Stewart
    1963 M38a1
    1991 Wrangler

  9. #19
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    Default Re: Off Road Trailer Build Part Deux

    Nice lookin trailer Dan. Bet you can get alot of camping gear in that.
    Ryan
    '59 CJ5
    '71 CJ5 in pieces
    M416

  10. #20
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    Default Re: Off Road Trailer Build Part Deux

    Daytime pics



    Dan Stewart
    1963 M38a1
    1991 Wrangler

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