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Posted October 10, 2014 - 10:35 PM

Got the fifth wheel hitch built for my trailer, I had to do a lot of cutting and welding. I got it painted last night and mounted today.

I haven't hooked up my new trailer yet because it just rained and it's to muddy to get to it.

Hoping to drag the trailer out tomorrow with my loader so I can hook up to it and see how it works.

 

First 2 pictures are of it right after it was painted, and the other 2 are of it mounted to my pickup.

 

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Posted October 11, 2014 - 10:47 PM

Got the trailer hooked up today, my hitch was to low on the trailer so it wanted to hold the front wheels of the trailer off the ground. I was able to shorten the hitch up and it seems a lot better now. :thumbs:

Now I just need to go buy something to haul! :tapping_fingers:

 

Sorry for the lousy pictures, it was getting dark and the dumb iphone doesn't do well in the dark :(

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Posted October 11, 2014 - 11:19 PM

Is that a flywheel?
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Posted October 11, 2014 - 11:22 PM

Is that a flywheel?

 

Maybe :D

 

It is thick, heavy, perfect size and VW. :thumbs: (not cast)


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Posted October 11, 2014 - 11:25 PM

Explain what you did to cobble that. I have a rough idea, I want to see the details.
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Posted October 12, 2014 - 09:41 PM

Explain what you did to cobble that. I have a rough idea, I want to see the details.

 

I will post some pictures tomorrow, I am still doing some work to it.



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Posted October 12, 2014 - 10:51 PM

Uh oh, that can mean only one thing, more VW parts. Let's all try to guess what BTS is welding to it.... I am going to say he is mounting a bug front end to the top of th tongue to hide chains and binders in when not in use lol.
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Posted October 13, 2014 - 11:03 PM

Uh oh, that can mean only one thing, more VW parts. Let's all try to guess what BTS is welding to it.... I am going to say he is mounting a bug front end to the top of th tongue to hide chains and binders in when not in use lol.

 

I like that idea! :bigrofl:

 

Anyway, I didn't have any nice thick metal to use, so I used the flywheel, but then I had someone come out to get some tractor parts and he asked if I wanted a gooseneck hitch?. He said he will trade me for a PTO on a tractor, I said sure because the hitch was made of a big thick piece of sheet of metal, I then cut it up and used it on my fifth wheel hitch. I left on the flywheel because I didn't want to mess with cutting it off because it is really welded on good.

I stuck the nice piece of sheet metal on and it's now looking a lot better, I had a hard time getting the trailer hooked for the test fit, but I think it's going slide together easier when I get the grease on. :beerchug:

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