Has anybody done this? IE, cutting out the floor and putting in wood, switched out the axle, ect.
Do you have one already?
I won the auction for an A2 model; just waiting on the paperwork to clear so I can pick it up. My intent is to try and get it to a more manageable weight (and height).
As near as I can figure, the chassis makes up for about 800 of the 1200 lbs that it weighs. Of that, a good percentage has got to come from the wheels, tires, axle, hubs, drums, and brakes. The frame itself isn't overly massive; I would say it compares more favorably to the M416 than the M105 trailers.
The current rough plan is this:
A frame 2" ball coupler in place of surge brake lunette coupler
standard tongue jack instead of landing leg
3500 LB five lug electric brake standard trailer axle (spring under conversion)
remove a leaf or two from the springs
15" aluminum wheels
Once I get started on the project, I will try to keep good notes on my progress - hoping to shed at least 400 lbs.