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FWP Fab Teardrop Trailer Build / Restoration #overlandAF

Discussion in 'First World Problems Fabrication' started by Zac of all trades, May 18, 2018.

  1. Jul 23, 2018 at 4:29 PM
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    Zac of all trades

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    Been working on the interior cabinet design a bit.... There will be doors on the top cabinets, and one door on the overhead cabinet

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  2. Jul 23, 2018 at 4:54 PM
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    I'm totally sub'd. Even got the wife convinced that we "need" a teardrop camper. Excited to follow this and get ideas for my eventual build.
     
  3. Jul 23, 2018 at 5:10 PM
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    Zac of all trades

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    haha thanks man. :fistbump:
     
  4. Aug 1, 2018 at 1:03 PM
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    Zac of all trades

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    I bought a "media receiver" for the trailer yesterday from walmart for $19.95... Its a cheap Dual that doesnt have a CD player, but it has USB and bluetooth so thats all i cared about... I honestly can not remember the last time i touched a CD...
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    Anyone know where i can get a cheap deep cycle car battery to use in the trailer?
     
  5. Aug 15, 2018 at 11:32 AM
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    Zac of all trades

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    Had a productive day working on the trailer!

    • Extended the tongue
    • built a cage to hold the cooler
    • attached the tongue box
    • painted/sealed the new cabin storage box & made the lid a little easier to get on/off
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  6. Sep 13, 2018 at 11:45 AM
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    Zac of all trades

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    Thinking these are going on the trailer to help with the bounce. Should help keep things in place when driving down the trail, probably help prolong the life of my gear also....

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  7. Sep 17, 2018 at 1:09 PM
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    Zac of all trades

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    Trailer tongue almost complete! Need to gusset the bottom where i extended the tongue and then i can run the trailer wires to the front! Should be the last 2 things needed and it will be done!

    Also need to pick up some 1/2"x1/2" square tubing and sheet metal to build the fender flares. Got the measurements mocked up already so just need materials.

    Once these 2 things get done its towable! Then it coming back to finish up running wires to all the electrical components, panels on the inside, and cabinets!
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  8. Sep 17, 2018 at 1:11 PM
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    How wide do the fenders need to be, have several single wheel sets in the shop
     
  9. Sep 17, 2018 at 1:40 PM
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    Zac of all trades

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    I honestly do not remember, my mock up drawings are sitting in the trailer right now. Im thinking it was 13"??? Not sure though.

    I plan to build my own though, got a little something special in mind for them.
     
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  10. Sep 17, 2018 at 1:52 PM
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    Zac of all trades

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    Got the new grill in, a bit larger than i hoped but it should work out nicely. Now to just build cabinets around it...

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  11. Sep 17, 2018 at 3:53 PM
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    Just want to point out that the front window of the trailer, even if partially blocked by the cooler, etc, looks as though it is going to be susceptible to rock strikes from your tow vehicle. Have you considered that, and looked at creating some sort of shield/deflector?
     
  12. Sep 17, 2018 at 4:05 PM
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    Zac of all trades

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    I dont think it will be an issue. It hasnt been broken yet.

    But it is a concern when its muddy and im picking up and throwing rocks around, probably not driving fast in those conditions. Im hoping that the cage will stop the big stuff though.
     
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  13. Sep 20, 2018 at 4:13 PM
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    i got 4 24" stabilizer jacks for the trailer on the way. Between the jacks and the leveling pads i shouldnt have any issues leveling the trailer.

    Also picked up some hatch support springs, hope these work...

    And finally a 3 gang switch to use on the outside of the trailer, also should work nicely to plug an existing hole in the side of the trailer.

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  14. Oct 17, 2018 at 2:22 PM
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  15. Oct 17, 2018 at 2:26 PM
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    Looking great. :thumbsup:
     
  17. Oct 17, 2018 at 2:35 PM
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    Zac of all trades

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    Thanks man! I feel like its finally starting to come together!

    Still have a long way to go. Outside is almost done though.
     
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  18. Oct 17, 2018 at 2:36 PM
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    Zac of all trades

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    Things needed to complete the outside...
    • new panel on the rear hatch door (already bought just need to cut and install)
    • need to re install front window.
    • need to build steps on the frame rails to help get gear off of the...
    • design/build new roof rack
    • Install canopy
    • mount cooler cage and tongue box
     
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  19. Oct 18, 2018 at 7:51 AM
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  20. Oct 18, 2018 at 11:17 AM
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    Zac of all trades

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    Yes! I still need to get that! I was planning to head out to tyler on monday to do some work but i ran into a bit of trailer problems....

    I trusted my step dad to do the "structural" welds, while i practiced on the other stuff. Well... found out later that the welds on the bottom were never done and a trailer with no shocks bouncing on the highway results in broken welds... Had i known i would have never put it on the road until everything was welded all the way around.
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    $300 & 4 hours later its back on the road...

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    Bonus....
    He welded on my tongue jack for me for free!
     
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