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#106 NJKen OFFLINE  

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Posted March 17, 2013 - 08:17 PM

Huston, we have a problem.

See anything wrong in this picture ?

Lets see if you notice lol, I'm thinking of a solution rite now.

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Posted March 17, 2013 - 09:27 PM

Nice hold downs. :D



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Posted March 17, 2013 - 10:03 PM

<p>Nice hold downs. :D</p>


Which are about useless with a SS wall in-between them and the cargo area. Lol

I'm considering drilling two 4" holes and using a 4" chase nipple, which can be capped if I haul mulch or dirt.

Pictured is a small one. I've got them up to 4" somewhere in my mess of materials.

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Posted March 17, 2013 - 10:20 PM

Which are about useless with a SS wall in-between them and the cargo area. Lol

I'm considering drilling two 4" holes and using a 4" chase nipple, which can be capped if I haul mulch or dirt.

Pictured is a small one. I've got them up to 4" somewhere in my mess of materials.

 

 

I see that. lol

Can you just make the front come off if need be?



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Posted March 17, 2013 - 10:37 PM


Which are about useless with a SS wall in-between them and the cargo area. Lol

I'm considering drilling two 4" holes and using a 4" chase nipple, which can be capped if I haul mulch or dirt.

Pictured is a small one. I've got them up to 4" somewhere in my mess of materials.



I see that. lol
Can you just make the front come off if need be?
No way, it would take way too much to do that. I could also bolt in hold downs inside the box, but I'd like to use those pictured. They are super strong, and when something is chained down to them, it's another way to keep the tilt from tilting.

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Posted March 18, 2013 - 05:43 AM

Oops! Oh well, you have a plan. Have fun getting a hole through the stainless!



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Posted March 18, 2013 - 08:57 AM

I had a similar problem on my small tilt trailer when I enclosed it to haul animals. Still needed to use the hand crank winch on the front, but needed a hole for winch strap. Mine was all wood so it was easy to just cut a nice square hole in the wood to run strap through.

Since you've got those fittings, 4" should be plenty big enough to run straps/chains through.



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Posted March 19, 2013 - 11:30 PM

I slacked again today on the trailer project, but made up for it tonight.

I painted the jack and replaced the hardware on it with Stainless

Added some DOT approved reflective tape.

Then I mixed me up a batch of old grandpas wood preservative. 90% Castrol GTX 5-20 drain oil & 10% Diesel fuel.
Brushed it on nice and thick and I'll let it soak in overnight. Just for the heck of it, I whipped a small area to see what it looked like (last pic) and its a real close match to Minwax's "Golden Oak"

I'll do a few coats of the mix before I take it out in the rain. It's going to be a nice sunny day tomorrow so I'll put it in the sun all day, I'm sure it will soak in even better warmed up.

So at this point, I'm about done, except for the holes I need to cut for the hold downs, and I still have to make some kind of quick connect tool free tail gate.

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Posted March 20, 2013 - 06:43 AM

Trailer floor? Looks more like somebody's living room floor,that is one nice looking finish on that trailer floor! :thumbs:


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Posted March 20, 2013 - 08:23 AM

<p>Trailer floor? Looks more like somebody's living room floor,that is one nice looking finish on that trailer floor! :thumbs:</p>


I'm just hoping that old HH over at "Shoddy Industries" don't get no ideas and start selling his used 10-30 as "Shoddy's Own Hardwood Floor Polish & Sealer"

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Posted March 21, 2013 - 10:13 PM

The trailer got used good today, and I did not even put cardboard down to protect the floor. I split about 3/4's of a cord of wood and chucked it all in the trailer. So those who thought I was making a "Show Trailer" you were wrong. : )

I do want it to look and stay nice, as I do most things that I fix up. Sorry, no pics. Can't post em cause Tapatalk is busted.

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Posted March 21, 2013 - 10:22 PM

You could try the old system of posting pics: email them halfway across the country to get them posted.



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Posted March 21, 2013 - 10:23 PM

Well Ken I was gonna help you out by posting the pic you sent me earlier but it appears my new phone is smarter than I am! :wallbanging:

 

Best I can do is vouch for the fact that you indeed had a pretty good load of split wood on the trailer. :thumbs:



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Posted March 21, 2013 - 10:44 PM

Here ya go Ken

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Posted March 21, 2013 - 10:56 PM

After looking at that again, are you sure you want to cut through that to use the a-frame mounted D rings? It's almost too pretty to cut up.






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