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post #1 of 13 Old 01-16-2013, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Military trailer find

Hey guys, While I was out hunting on this guys property I stumbled upon an big trailer half buried on his property. After the 3rd or 4th time strolling past it, I looked at was was above ground and figured I'd ask him his "plans" for this object. Well 1 week later I came home with this mess.







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post #2 of 13 Old 01-16-2013, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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As you can see the sides are mangled and the pintle end was completely chopped off. The receiver bars were heavily damaged HOWEVER the main bed, suspension and axle was all good so I started the rebuild. I had to removed the remainder of the receiver bars first




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post #3 of 13 Old 01-16-2013, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Next I fabbed up my receiver end


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post #4 of 13 Old 01-16-2013, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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then grabbed some box steel and started the recreation of the receiver bars



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post #5 of 13 Old 01-16-2013, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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leveled and installed/welded on the receiver end, cleaned it up and threw on the folding leg




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post #6 of 13 Old 01-16-2013, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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roller her back in to pull of a wheel for inspection. We did at the same time removed the rest of the damaged sides and cleaned it up.







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post #7 of 13 Old 01-16-2013, 03:42 PM
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Looking good.

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post #8 of 13 Old 01-16-2013, 05:49 PM
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Cool
Good job cleaning it up
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post #9 of 13 Old 01-16-2013, 08:49 PM
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looks good man

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post #10 of 13 Old 01-17-2013, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. Maybe have it back in the shop this weekend to clean up a little more and get the receiver sealed and painted and maybe install the lighting

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post #11 of 13 Old 01-20-2013, 05:55 PM
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Gow far did you drag it on that little trailer. Looks funny.

ifyoubegintothinkyou'relosingcontrol...it'salready gone
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post #12 of 13 Old 01-27-2013, 06:01 AM
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Those kinds of finds are awesome. Good luck on the rest of the build.

Will you keep it close to this stock look?
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post #13 of 13 Old 01-29-2013, 10:29 AM
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Lookin great...What are the plans for its use?
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