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post #1 of 11 Old 10-19-2008, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Building a trailer with a CJ tub

I had recently seen a thread that had a pic of a trailer that someone had built using a CJ tub. I thought I might try something similar. I found a tub for sale locally and am picking it up next weekend.

Does anybody have any suggestions as to what to use for the frame and axle? My fabbing skills are VERY limited and I don't have a ton of money. I can have basic welding done though.

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I forgot. I'd read somewhere to just use an old d35 so I could have the same bolt pattern all around

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Something like this but with a CJ tub:

http://alaska4x4network.com/showthre...cumbys+trailer


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Here's my TJ tub trailer. It's still a work in progress but this will give you a basic idea of what to do if you want to keep it relatively simple.

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Here's my TJ tub trailer. It's still a work in progress but this will give you a basic idea of what to do if you want to keep it relatively simple.
Did you use the TJs frame and axle? Or did you use some type of utility trailer frame and axle?

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Did you use the TJs frame and axle? Or did you use some type of utility trailer frame and axle?
If I remember correctly, that is a back halfed TJ, frame and all.


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Yup. VIN number of the Jeep was still visible on the frame rail. The axle is just a trailer axle. I bought it with the axle in it already and just basically cleaned it up and made it purty.

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post #9 of 11 Old 10-22-2008, 03:11 PM
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I plan on doing this in the near future. I have two back halves of a cj7 and a back half of yj frame. I havnt decided what axle to use yet. I have a spare AMC 20 sitting in the garage that I gues would be nice to have as a spare on the trail. I have a ton of plans for this thing and I cant wait to get started on it!!!

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Just think. You can find an old hardtop and make a cover.

Buy my transmission cooler. Derale TJ cooler.

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video link here of trailer.
http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fusea...deoid=15400018







good place to keep the hard top when it's not in use.

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