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Unread 08-14-2009, 04:27 PM   #1
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My M416 Build

I'm starting my M416 build. I picked the trailer up back in May for $500. It's got some rust, but for the most part, it's very solid. It's going to be pretty simple. I'm gonna clean up the rust, and add a tail gate.

Here is the trailer the day I bought it.


Data Plate


Some tear down pics











I'm hopefully gonna get all the sand blasting done this weekend. Will post more pics later.

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Unread 08-14-2009, 04:33 PM   #2
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Looks like fun! Keep us posted.
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Unread 08-14-2009, 11:44 PM   #3
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Where di you find that for $500? I keep my eyes out for one of them but you always see them for at least a $1000. I am jealous!!!!!!


'06 sport, 4" RC, 33" BFG M/T's, Warn, LoD extreme, AtoZ rockers, skids, lights, other goodies....
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Unread 08-15-2009, 07:20 PM   #4
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Where di you find that for $500? I keep my eyes out for one of them but you always see them for at least a $1000. I am jealous!!!!!!


'06 sport, 4" RC, 33" BFG M/T's, Warn, LoD extreme, AtoZ rockers, skids, lights, other goodies....


My thoughts, exactly! Can't find them out here for anything less than $1500.
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Unread 08-16-2009, 06:31 AM   #5
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My thoughts, exactly! Can't find them out here for anything less than $1500.
I agree. You got a great deal with that beefy trailer.
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Unread 08-17-2009, 09:04 PM   #6
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Here are some updates.

Tailgate opening cut



Beefing up the tailgate





I was hoping to get the tailgate finished tonight but I ran out of welding wire. Hopefully I will get that finished up tomorrow after work.
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Unread 08-19-2009, 08:20 PM   #7
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I just picked up a m416 myself the other day...Im wanting to put a tailgate on mine...Anyone ever used a CJ tailgate? Or have any pics of the finished product?
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Unread 08-19-2009, 09:34 PM   #8
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Got some more work done. Finished welding up the tailgate and got the frame around the tailgate opening tacked in place.



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Unread 08-28-2009, 10:36 PM   #9
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Well it finally stopped raining for once and I was able to get a lot done tonight. I am about 75% done with the tailgate.

Tailgate almost finished



Closeup of the tailgate cables



The tailgate is removable



Closeup of the hinges



Tailgate closed



Hopefully I'll get the rest of the fab work done tomorrow so I can start cleaning it all up for paint.
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Unread 08-29-2009, 01:34 AM   #10
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Are the sides of the trailer still pretty sturdy after cutting the tailgate out? do you think they will rattle?
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Unread 10-15-2009, 09:50 PM   #11
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bumping this thread, when you cut the trailer for the tailgate, is the tailgate actually flush with the bed when you open it or does it have a lip? i'm thinking about putting some sort of tail gate on mine and i like your design, i mainly use mine now for hauling firewood and coal
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Unread 04-26-2010, 03:57 PM   #12
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bump bump bump bump
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Unread 04-26-2010, 09:44 PM   #13
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bumping this thread, when you cut the trailer for the tailgate, is the tailgate actually flush with the bed when you open it or does it have a lip? i'm thinking about putting some sort of tail gate on mine and i like your design, i mainly use mine now for hauling firewood and coal
The tailgate opening is roughly 1" higher than the floor of the inside of the tub and the gate is a little higher than the tailgate opening.
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Unread 04-27-2010, 11:27 PM   #14
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oh ok, i wanted to try it without the lip but thats really no big deal, how are the sides of the bed when the tailgate is open
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Unread 04-28-2010, 07:55 AM   #15
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This is looking great i really want to do this to mine i just have not taken the time to try it. what hinges did you you use. i see that they are grease-able and removable that is really cool i just want to know where you got them. thanks for the help
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