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#1 mjodrey OFFLINE  

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 05:49 AM

Well I finally got started yesterday on that trailer I was talking about building last Fall.My goal here is to use materials that I already have laying around and not sink a bunch of money into it except for the wood,so my design has changed a bit. Originally it was going to be a tandem axle dump trailer,but now it will have a single axle and be non dump.

You got to start somewhere,so I started with the axle.The spindles are from a Ford Mustang .I cut off the steering arms and then turned them down on the lathe.I made the hubs from Ford Mustang front rotors by putting them in the lathe and cutting off the part that the brake pads clamp against,leaving just the hub and wheel bolt flange.

Then I took some 2"x2" galvanised steel tubing that I had,and framed it up.

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 06:25 AM

It is looking good Maynard! With the large diameter tires on it your trailer will pull easy. Good job on using recyled steel and parts.

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 06:30 AM

I will have more pictures when I get a little more done on it.

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 06:32 AM

Going to be a solid trailer. Whatcha gonna haul on it?
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Posted March 27, 2011 - 06:43 AM

Going to be a solid trailer. Whatcha gonna haul on it?
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Could be just about anything.:D I have a lot of trees,and every Spring there seems to be a million branches on the ground so that would be one thing.I am always hauling something around my 12 acre property,so it won't be too hard to find something.

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 08:09 AM

Maynard I was wondering if you started building it yet.I see that you have and using galv,??? I know when I built my soil screener I used that galv. material as well.Its nice to have stuff laying around and use it for a good repurpose.I don't have to tell you anything about welding it as you gave some tips when I was welding mine up.Nice job on using old stuff to make something useful.I like the idea that your posting your build.Will be watching your build and be nice to see the finished product.Larry

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 08:16 AM

Maynard, nice job. Looks like a very good start to a solid, usable trailer.

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 09:40 AM

It looks very nice so far Maynard. I too am glad you can use what you have and have such a nice result. Looking forward to the next series of pics.

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 10:53 AM

Great looking trailer Maynard. I assume it to be an off road low speed trailer based on the lack of suspension and small size?

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 10:58 AM

Maynard, very nice start on your trailer, keep us posted...:thumbs::thumbs:

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 12:38 PM

Great looking trailer Maynard. I assume it to be an off road low speed trailer based on the lack of suspension and small size?



You are correct,it is going to be used behind one of my garden tractors.I don't think I mentioned the size,it's 4' x 8'.

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 01:11 PM

That is a decent sized trailer.

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 02:02 PM

Looks very nice so far. A good trailer is very handy to have around. Good luck with the rest of your build. Be looking forward to some more pics.

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 07:47 PM

Looking good and a nice size to.

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Posted March 28, 2011 - 09:18 AM

Yesterday I got the corner posts,and side supports welded on.I also finished welding up a tailgate frame ,and built some hinges.I'll see if I can get some pictures up later today.




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