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sk8rjess's (slow) Trailer Build

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by sk8rjess, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. sk8rjess

    sk8rjess [OP] bonafide

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    I've been wanting to build one of these for a while and when I do a bed cage/SAS in 2014 i'll be losing 90% of my bed space so i'll need this for my camping trips.

    As the title says, this will be a slow build with a goal to finish by new years.
    After seeing all the great trailer builds so far on here I can't promise this will be as good but it will def work for me.


    GOAL
    I'll eventually have it on 35s to semi-match the 37s on the tank already.
    Onboard water.
    Propane for stove and water.
    Hold all camping gear.
    (Eventually) Hold RTT and awnings.
    i don't know what else to add here, it's a trailer haha.

    Picked up some of the steel today and have been calling around looking for an axle. I can't find a place locally that'll get me what I want without killing the wallet - they've all wanted over $150 more than online.
    62" Wide. 4" drop axle. 6x5.5 hubs.
    Thought about electric breaking but I don't really think i'll need it. Maybe down the road.

    frame is 2.5" .125 wall

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    and as you can see i'm hard at work on it tonight.

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  2. sk8rjess

    sk8rjess [OP] bonafide

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    all i got done tonight was the main frame. i started doing miter cuts until i realized how hard it was to get perfect 45* angles cut with an angle grinder.. i really need to get a chop saw.

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  3. TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    sub. cant wait for more of it1
     
  4. 45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Hey now, that is a very important part of the process. :D

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    I had the same thoughts about losing bed space a building/modifying a trailer so I'll be following this closely. :spy:
     
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    mossytaco Well-Known Member

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  6. sk8rjess

    sk8rjess [OP] bonafide

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    got the frame tacked together, some of it welded.

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    my welds are slowly getting better! but my welder sucks, sometimes it acts like the liner is dirty and starts feeding like garbage. i need to invest in a new welder anyways.

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  7. sk8rjess

    sk8rjess [OP] bonafide

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    researching the springs i should use now.
    maybe someone can chime in here:
    so if i understand, the shorter the leaf pack the more weight it can hold but also the more stiff. correct?
     
  8. sk8rjess

    sk8rjess [OP] bonafide

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    nothing fancy to add here. i'm wanting to order the axle this week but some other maintenance stuff has came up on the tank so i may need to postpone a few weeks.
    I decided to go with ranger leafs, there are SOOOO many rangers in all the local you-pulls.
     
  9. somethinboutayota

    somethinboutayota Dorthy left Kansas for a reason

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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    Been wanting to build one of these expo trailers forever. Subbed!
     
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  12. sk8rjess

    sk8rjess [OP] bonafide

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    I'm trying to push this and get it done but some unexpected things came up(don't they always) and this has been put on hold... while i sit back and think of new ideas to add :D
     
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    somethinboutayota Dorthy left Kansas for a reason

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    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Ha yesterday I was thinking "WTH happened to Cody's trailer...?"
     
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    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Got some chick pregnant, didn't you.:rolleyes: :p
     
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  17. somethinboutayota

    somethinboutayota Dorthy left Kansas for a reason

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    X2 I was trying to find his build page for his truck and stumbled upon this fail to update build :p
     
  18. sk8rjess

    sk8rjess [OP] bonafide

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    nah i pushed her down some stairs. that was one problem solved :)
     
  19. sk8rjess

    sk8rjess [OP] bonafide

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    heh yeah. no updates to add. my $$ has had to go elsewhere and i'm just waiting for a truck fund again.
     
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    somethinboutayota Dorthy left Kansas for a reason

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