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post #1 of 8 Old 06-10-2012, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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OffRoad trailer Build

Weill I figured I would post a quick build thread for my trailer build. It was a fun project with minimal profanities minus some delays with parts suppliers.

I picked up this trailer for cheap. Had been sitting next to a guys house outside for 2 years. It was small enough and sturdy built. I thought it would be cheaper to start with a prebuilt trailer. Hind sight I was wrong, should have started from scratch.

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post #2 of 8 Old 06-10-2012, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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After looking at it and doing some measurements I figured it needed some sand blasting and it would be too tall after adding 33" tires some cut a portion off the top and weldied a new top frame. I also added a hatch for the back.
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post #3 of 8 Old 06-10-2012, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Next I reskinned the top and hatch and installed hatch handles. Then went to the front and cut off the the ball coupler and added a reciever tube for the Max Coupler.
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-10-2012, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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The new axle and hubs I ordered so the track of the trailer matches my Jeep. On went axle and Matching wheels and tires.
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-10-2012, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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One thing I forgot to mention was cutting off old fenders and adding new ones. This eliminated the need for a lift kit. Next was paint. The bottom, inside, and tongue i used black durabak 18 and top was tan durabak 18. All new wiring, some accesories and a mombasa rtt and poof I had my camp trailer. All in all it took about 11 full Days start to finish and alot of patience from my wife.
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-10-2012, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Please feel free to make fun Of some of the crappy welds. This was my first major welding endeavor.

Thanks to all people that had even a minor hand in this project.
Scott with Compact Caming Concepts fro The tent and ideas
Fineline autobody for sand blasting and quick service
and curtis trailers for having hubs in stock locally when my ordered ones never showed and great customer service.

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post #7 of 8 Old 06-10-2012, 11:51 AM
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hey Peaches, nice trailer, looks like fun.
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post #8 of 8 Old 03-11-2013, 05:15 PM
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Dang, looks good.really makes me wanna find a trailer to work on for myself! Nice job
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