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Off Road Trailer Build

Discussion in 'South West' started by mreimann, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Jun 14, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    ah, yeah those jeep springs are probably a lot stiffer than taco springs with 150k on them :laugh:

    keep up the good work!
     
  2. Jun 14, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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  3. Jun 14, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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    mreimann

    mreimann [OP] vv I think it's growing

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    I have no idea how old the springs are. All I know if they came off a jeep. But they seem a lot stiffer than my old springs. So hopefully they really are :confused:

    But hey, if they're too soft, I can just add in the overload leaf springs, or get an AAL.

    So I just finished welding on the rear hanger bushings and one of the front hangers. I just need to get another drill bit and finish the left side.

    Then I'm ganna move on to finishing the frame reinforcement.





    ......I also still need to order the coupler so I can actually hook it up to my truck
     
  4. Jun 14, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    mreimann

    mreimann [OP] vv I think it's growing

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    ohhh and updated first post
     
  5. Jun 14, 2011 at 3:27 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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  6. Jun 14, 2011 at 3:43 PM
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    Monkeysuncle My Cat's breath Smells like Cat Food

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    How much do you think you have invested in the steel thus far? I want a camping, non off road trailer to take my girl and her kids and all the camping things to some camping areas and there is a home depot special with 14 inch wheels for just at 600 bucks. It's bare bones and not hardly a boxed frame that is rated for 1300 Lb max I think it's a 6X8 with a tall gate at the rear for a lawn mower loading type application. I would much rather build one of my own it I could save some money. Thanks
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  7. Jun 14, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    Sweet trailer. Just thinking out loud here, but is a straight axle necessary, or can it have a bend in the middle for extra ground clearance?
     
  8. Jun 14, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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    Matt, you never cease to amaze us :popcorn:
     
  9. Jun 14, 2011 at 6:11 PM
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    mreimann [OP] vv I think it's growing

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    This is a "straight" axle, but there is a slight bend in the tube to correct the tire camber. I could have gone with a torsion set up, but even if you were able to crack this thing over a rock. it's only 85$ for a new axle. You just have to reset the spring perches.


    And Monkeysuncle, I've probably put in about 900 so far. Still have some steel to buy and also the 250$ coupler. I'm estimating it to be around the 1500 range when it's complete.
     
  10. Jun 14, 2011 at 11:03 PM
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    As far as drill bits go, I've had some pretty good luck with the Dewalt Cobalt bits. They claim they're rated for hardened steel. Made five 1/2" holes in 1/4" steel just fine for me and still seems plenty sharp. Dont confuse these with the titanium bits which are rated for softer metals. (I blew through two of the titanium making the other 9 holes - going through the weld on the back side of the tube really killed the bits where the Cobalt handled it just fine.)

    I was able to find them at Lowes. Home Depot didn't have them over here.
     
  11. Jun 14, 2011 at 11:21 PM
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  12. Jun 14, 2011 at 11:51 PM
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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    I would like to see how you built this enclosed trailer with the exocage. I have been wanting to build a small enclosed trailer but wasn't sure of the best way i should go about doing it.
     
  13. Jun 14, 2011 at 11:53 PM
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  14. Jun 15, 2011 at 5:45 AM
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    medic2230 Ditch Doctor

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    :popcorn: Trailer is coming along nicely.
     
  15. Jun 15, 2011 at 5:46 AM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    this was about a month ago. was still working on the taillight guards and hadn't put the kickouts on it yet
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Jun 17, 2011 at 3:05 PM
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    mreimann [OP] vv I think it's growing

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    Small update.

    Got both spring hangers made and welded on. I'm getting started on the u-bolt plates but that might take a while.

    [​IMG]

    And yes, those are the chrome dubbs this thing is rolling on :rolleyes:
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    [​IMG]
     
  17. Jun 17, 2011 at 3:06 PM
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    Lookin' Good...
     
  18. Jun 18, 2011 at 3:01 PM
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    mreimann [OP] vv I think it's growing

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    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Got it rolling last night. And my hitch arrived today, so I can get that all hooked up.

    My dad is helping me out today so we should make some solid progress.

    Hopefully we can at least get the frame cleaned, add the fenders and get it ready for paint.
     
  19. Jun 18, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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    Looks real good
     
  20. Jun 18, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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    mreimann [OP] vv I think it's growing

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    sorry for the messy garage.

    but I just hooked everything up and took it around he neighborhood. next I'm going to work on the shock mounts. I think I might use the tacoma shocks and make a small shock hoop in the trailer. Then I won't have to worry about maxing out the shocks.
     
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