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Posted 15 June 2012 - 12:54 PM
I bought a used utility trailer for dirt cheap. I wanted to carry anything without needing my truck and having it easy to access. I bought it on Monday and have been busy working on it since. Everyday I put about 4 hours into it. I striped it down to it's frame and found it really needed to be. It was a wooden deck that needed to be pulled before the termites go to it. I'm going P-Fab on this thing.
I'm working on the pictures. For some reason my new phone (aka camera) is not as nice as my older one because it doesn't have a removable SD card. So I have to figure out a faster way to transfer pictures into my photo bucket account. But I have them loading so please be patient.
Posted 15 June 2012 - 02:47 PM
Posted 15 June 2012 - 03:06 PM
And to answer any questions about my help, He is my friend that works at Americas Tire shop and I did put him to work!
Not like I can't do that. But he was really interested in my build. So he lent a hand.
The expanded steel is going on top and the shiny channel metal is the frame support for it. And Another one of those really bad ass cases.
Day four starts
Removing bugger welds.
Posted 15 June 2012 - 03:16 PM
Now it's really light and I can explore deeper into it.
And who said I can't lift modify it completely
Adding a 6 inch lift
This was all as of last night. I'm getting the tongue and floor today. At least that is the plan.
Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:15 PM
Now for paint.
It's starting to get dark and I want to finish the top. I have to get it registered soon too. I want to get it going for some trips.
Getting the deck ready for the expanded steel.
Painted one side so I can flip the sheet over and weld it up so I don't have to flip the entire trailer over to paint and get into the hard to reach places.
I saved some time doing this.
Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:16 PM
Should look like this.
Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:17 PM
U need LR wheels? The trailer looks like it already has 'em? Iit looks like astandard trailer axle and not heavy duty. Also what's the clearance height on this axle?
Well for this application I don't need really heavy duty axles. Even with all you see here I doubt it weighs anymore than 300lbs. I might add another 100lbs in gates. I didn't install the LR wheels either. This is just a mock up for when I do instal them. I just placed the spare tire from the Disco next to my trailer to see what it would look like. If you look close you will see there aren't any lug nuts holding them in place. As far as clearance goes... Well I'll find out if it really does catch. For now I'm not really concerned about that. And if I do hit anything and it holds me up I'll just lift the thing over it. It's only weighs like 200 lbs in all. I can easily move this thing by hand. I walk about 20 ft with it to hook up to my other truck. It's nice to be able to move it around with ease.
I am going with bigger tires later when I do get the LR wheels and that will make rolling over rocks much smoother. I will add some small shocks as well to take some stress out of the bumps on the road. But I'm going to register it tomorrow evening. I go to DMV to get my PTI tags. After it's registered I will see what needs to be upgraded. Right now I'm more concerned about getting the paper work going to get this thing street legal. I hear DMV wants to know the break down of money I spent with receipts to find out how much I need to pay them for Taxes. And since it's never been registered I just tell them I made it from nothing and bought my materials from the store where I had already paid taxes on them there. So I'm keeping the cost down for now. Tuesday if things go right I will buy more metal and do the gates. I have big plans!
Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:34 PM
In my opinion a solid axle with the right suspension will do anything as an independent axle on a single axle trailer. I still don't understand how that works. This can really be a big discussion but I would push it more than this. I just wanted to state my opinion. So please don't try to talk me into it that unless you want me to sell you this trailer in that fashion. I'm not going to waste my time for nothing. If anything I can build both types and prove it. To me it's a joke really. I'm not sitting on my trailer as it moves. I could care less about floating over rocks in my trailer. I doubt I will ever see a road that messed up.
Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:02 PM
Take care, Tom
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:27 PM
I kinda took into the led lights. Thank you for the offer though. Yeah I did get it done fast. I wanted to get it done so I can use it. I do like your set up so I might copy your idea if you don't mind.
looks great Pedram! A lot of work over a short time. I have another set of the trailer lights I have on my trailer (Off Izusu delivery truck, Red/amber/whire) if you'd like'em.
Take care, Tom
Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:34 PM
Nice and fast buildup Pedram. Good luck with the registration tomorrow. Are you keeping it as mainly a utility trailer, or making it into more of a camping trailer?
Thank you Brenton. I'm going to use it for camping. But mainly for anything that comes up really. I got it registered today. It was a long day at DMV but well worth it.
Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:53 AM
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