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Unread 09-30-2008, 07:06 AM   #31
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Do you have any pictures of your old modified trailer?
Unfortunately no. If you look at the HF trailer, you can get an idea. I ran 3 8' lengths of 4x4 from front to rear (1 on each side and 1 down the middle). Bolted that to the frame and then ran 2x6s from left to right leaving about an inch space between the wood.

Make sure if you use this trailer you MUST get new 2000lbs hubs from Northern Tool. They cost about $40 for the pair. The hubs that come with the trailer are garbage and I have seen them break numerous times.

Also make sure you bolt the frame together so it cannot fold. It will take 4 bolts and the holes are already on the frame to do this.

This is the best I can do. I spaced the wood more on the pic to show you the 4x4 underneath.



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Unread 11-06-2008, 11:28 AM   #32
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Unfortunately no. If you look at the HF trailer, you can get an idea. I ran 3 8' lengths of 4x4 from front to rear (1 on each side and 1 down the middle). Bolted that to the frame and then ran 2x6s from left to right leaving about an inch space between the wood.

Make sure if you use this trailer you MUST get new 2000lbs hubs from Northern Tool. They cost about $40 for the pair. The hubs that come with the trailer are garbage and I have seen them break numerous times.

Also make sure you bolt the frame together so it cannot fold. It will take 4 bolts and the holes are already on the frame to do this.

This is the best I can do. I spaced the wood more on the pic to show you the 4x4 underneath.

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!1
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Unread 05-01-2010, 05:05 PM   #33
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what do they call those corner brackets
where did you get them
what brand
or any clue to help me find them
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Unread 05-01-2010, 10:20 PM   #34
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Nice job - you took a trailer that is pretty darn good (my bro-in-law and I have one) and made it even stronger.

I have to say I'm very impressed with the HF cargo trailer - doesn't cost a whole lot, and it puts up with a heck of a lot of abuse. The HF steel sides are nice to have too.
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Unread 07-24-2010, 07:22 PM   #35
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Fantastic write up, and thanks for the detailed drawings. ]

What type of welder are you using? How much depth does a welder need to go to get good welds like you have done? I am going to buy a welder to follow your lead in building the exact trailer and wonder how powerful of a welder I need (wire feed).

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Unread 08-07-2010, 05:54 PM   #36
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Corner Brackets

Thanks for the write-up. I am using some of your ideas to build a cheap rafting trailer. For those asking about the brackets, do a search for "Corner Stake Rack Connector Set" and you should find several places that sell them. I couldn't find any locally at the hardware stores so I had to order them online. Cheers
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Unread 09-05-2010, 03:39 PM   #37
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Wow, I know this thread was written a long time ago. but this is a great write up. thanks
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Unread 11-28-2010, 08:40 PM   #38
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I have the same trailer. I found the 2 inch caster wheels used to move the folded trailer to be poor. Switched them out with 3 inch castor wheels obtained from Harbor Freight and it works much better. Easier to push, smoother and works on rough surfaces/cracks/etc better. Simple wrench on/off swap.
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Unread 11-28-2010, 08:48 PM   #39
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Noooo pics?????
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Oh no, what happened to the original poster's detailed pics? Any chance we can get them back?
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Unread 01-02-2011, 09:06 PM   #41
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He hosted them somewhere else - we don't have any control over it.

You might try sending him a PM to see if he's around and can provide the pics.
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Unread 01-04-2011, 07:33 PM   #44
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Try again with your photo please. I'm having a hard time picturing which hole you're talking about.
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