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    ReReReRebuilding the Offroad trailer

    Well once upon a time at a Harbor Freight far way there was small box trailer.....
    Soon After taking home baby trailer, and getting him his first lift and 30x9.50


    Then his first upgrade.... A crane


    Then little budy said I want to look like a m416 made of steel and plywood! I mean my trailer has suddenly gained the ability to speak, and this gives be a reason to buy a plasma cutter vs figure out why my homemade one isnt working Why not!?






    Then he went to his first destruct-o-thon


    And saw his first dead horse! (seriously that was there for 5 days oh god the smell)


    Then he got a paint job


    And I broke his little legs with a few thousand pound of dirt (sorry little buddy)




    Then I had to put little buddy out to pasture (please not like the horse, please!!! You be quite trailer! I'm the sentient one here! Your from Harbor Freight!)







    Then came new little buddy ('why am I new little buddy?' Why do I have to be cursed with sentient talking dump trailers!!! You shut up or I'll get out the plasma cutter!!)



    And new little buddy got a overly large hydraulic cylinder




    And another crane!


    And new little buddy helped me pick up the new engine for the jeep


    But then new little buddy had a run in with a tree.....and gravity ('tell them like it is you forgot to tension the rope and dropped a tree on me!' I said I was sorry. 'Is that the plasma cutter? No! stay away! Not the face!.....')

    This trailer was R rated for rebuild
    It is not approved for any audiences

    (I forgot to take photos)

    Well newer little buddy started out as a 1994 dodge mini van rear axle and a set of bleachers
    (you may have seen this axle if your were at Josh's meet and greet (your were at the meet and greet right!?))



    Shorten the axle


    Found out I needed more space between the flange and the spring so cut some spacers on the waterjet


    Getting there


    Getting better



    Ground clearance I have it




    Added some fenders (they go replaced soon after) and a 10g steel top




    And then some awesome aluminum fenders


    Newer little buddy helps me get the new turbo diesel for my rabbit


    But with all this talk of expedition etc it wanted a top


    And some 2x2x14g box tube later







    And since I still have to weld on the hinges and put in the plywood inserts here is a video of me machining an anvil
    (click the sparks)

    Last edited by DeathBlade556; 03-26-2016 at 11:58 PM.
    [I]"Its not a bondfire unless you can see if from space"[/I]\
    TJ now with the power of a 5.2L vs 2.5L get same gas mileage....crap.

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    More surgeries than Bruce Jenner.
    I like the matching wheels and all your shop toys.

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    Geez, I just watched the making of "Le Mans" on Showtime, and I think this trailer build was more complicated!

    Bad news is... now I wanna build a trailer/toter!!!
    '07 Commander - 2" Daystar lift, 32x17x10 Cooper ATPs, Flowtech exhaust, aFe CAI
    '92 Dodge Ramcharger - 4 1/2" lift, 35's, 318 Magnum... a work in progress...

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    Poor horse....
    "You can't polish a turd but you can roll it in glitter"

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    Not to be critical of so much work, but you do realize why there have been so many rebuilds of this of course?

    No MSPaint diagrams. Enough said.
    It's about to get all kinds of stupid up in here!

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    Go new tail lights and guards since I smash the lights into every obstacle l I can find. Along with the new tail pull latches.
    [I]"Its not a bondfire unless you can see if from space"[/I]\
    TJ now with the power of a 5.2L vs 2.5L get same gas mileage....crap.

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    have you finished this build?

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    Wondering the same thing.

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    Its getting there!

    In January I got bored so I make side walls out of some sheets of abs I had laying around.

    Well I was moving a small milling machine in the trailer and the minivan springs have been shown to be lacking.
    So some quick amazon prime order because you totatly have time to do this this weekend (it was april just finished a few weeks ago)

    So anyway I took out the old springs then found I needed better fenders welded up some frames out of angle and clad it with 14g thread plate.

    And some 3500lb spring set later and a axle flip I'm almost there!








    Last edited by DeathBlade556; 08-15-2018 at 11:02 PM.
    [I]"Its not a bondfire unless you can see if from space"[/I]\
    TJ now with the power of a 5.2L vs 2.5L get same gas mileage....crap.

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    Any update the trailer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkcruiser View Post
    Any update the trailer?
    I have a small crane I'm going to mount on it when its warmer. And I mounted some large ammo cans (20mm) on the tongue for storage. And I was this weekend (well before it was going to be -2* outside) I was going to cut off the corner brackets that hold on the plastic panels and replace it with strips of 1 1/2"x 1/8" steel flat to help hold the plastic in place better. But I need to get more c02 welding with my new fabraicator 252i with 100% argon is spray transfer welding all the time.
    [I]"Its not a bondfire unless you can see if from space"[/I]\
    TJ now with the power of a 5.2L vs 2.5L get same gas mileage....crap.

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    Are you done rebuilding your trailer? Post some pictures when you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorick View Post
    Are you done rebuilding your trailer? Post some pictures when you can.
    Nope, not yet. I want to redesign the rear door hinges, then drill out the rivets for the side panels and put in some 1 1/4"x 3/16" flat bar long the edges the corner clips just dont hold the ABS panels in right.
    [I]"Its not a bondfire unless you can see if from space"[/I]\
    TJ now with the power of a 5.2L vs 2.5L get same gas mileage....crap.

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