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BRICKTOP2 06-09-2008 09:49 PM

Offroad Trailer w/suspension made from a TJ tub
 
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I posted in here a few months ago when I found that beat up old TJ tub trailer to get an idea of whether or not I got a decent deal on the thing. Well, after some cleaning, tearing off the wooden box on the front of the thing, adding some diamond plate corners and a diamond plate box on the front with an expanded steel bottom, here's what I got:

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Next is a 5 on 5 adapter for the matching AEV wheels and a different rear bumper.

LaJeepermln 06-10-2008 09:41 AM

Wow, nice job cleaning it up! I'm sure this is a stupid question, but if I was looking to tow something similar, what's the name of that style hitch and where could I find one?

TyJeep 06-10-2008 09:48 AM

Pintle hitch and lunette ring. Best place is army surplus. Find them on here sometimes.
http://www.govliquidation.com/

Oh and that trailer rocks! gotta build me something like that soon. Are you going to put a roof top tent on it?

BRICKTOP2 06-10-2008 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by TyJeep (Post 5321058)
Pintle hitch and lunette ring. Best place is army surplus. Find them on here sometimes.
http://www.govliquidation.com/

Oh and that trailer rocks! gotta build me something like that soon. Are you going to put a roof top tent on it?

Funny you should ask...
After I replace the rear bumper with something a little nicer and get the wheels sorted out, that's the next thing I'm looking into. If anyone has a decent inexpensive (at least somewhat inexpensive) option for the tent or the rack I'd love to hear it. I'm sure it'll have to be something custom since the trailer is so small. There's no way in HELL I'm dropping the crazy money for those tentrax trailers. Cool as hell, but WAY expensive.

waterboarder 06-10-2008 05:52 PM

Wow brick - that thing is uber nice. I'm jealous for sure (: How much money do you have in that thing as of now?

Tell me more about this "5 on 5" adapter. I am going to want to put Jeep wheels on my trailer-to-be at some point and I guess I'll need some of these. Do they make the wheels much wider (in effect)? I'm like to avoid that if I can. FWIW, I've got Dexter 3500 lb hubs w/electric brakes.

As for a tent - I'm pretty confident you'll have to make something yourself. Do you need a real tent that seals up, or just some shelter? If you just need a shelter, there are some easy ways to do it - I plan to do this on the trailer I'm building. Put a flat top on it and weld on some things in strategic locations so I can throw up a couple of polls and get a quick tent-like shelter up there if I need one.

That is a nice looking trailer (:

BRICKTOP2 06-10-2008 07:42 PM

Thanks man!
 
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Thanks Tdog. I just noticed you're building one from scratch. That's awesome! I'm not in mine too much. I paid about $600 for it to start, a couple hundred for the expanded steel and the diamond plate, and I got the flares from a friend for free.
As far as the adaptors, I think I spoke too soon. If I want to get matching wheels, the adaptors are not too big a deal for the bolt pattern, but I need to cut the center out of them to get them on and I don't know what that would entail.
I got an email today saying that these wheels would work:
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so I think I may just try them on in a 16" wheel and throw some Goodyear MTRs on it to match the spare and call it good. That would put me in the whole set up around $1100. Not cheap, but I probably couldn't replace it for that and the cosmetic stuff is worth it to me.
As far as the tent, maybe I'll do something similar. If I put a hinged cover on it, I could maybe find a way to set up a single man tent on it using tie downs. It would probably be easier to set up and more comfortable than doing it on the ground. Hmmm.

SlinkyTJ 06-10-2008 07:54 PM

If you're looking for just a small tent to sleep in you should consider one of those tent cots. I've been looking at getting one for my trailer and just making some rails to mount it on top.

BRICKTOP2 06-10-2008 07:59 PM

any idea who makes em?

BRICKTOP2 06-10-2008 08:01 PM

Forget it. Shoulda googled before opening my trap. Something like this?

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...questid=103634

TyJeep 06-11-2008 01:52 AM

Theres tons of good roof top tents around. I really like this company http://www.equipt1.com/h/component/o...136/Itemid,31/

Heres a local guy who did the same thing you did for his FJ-40 with a FJ-40 tub. Lots of great links at the end for trail trailer toys.
http://www.cruiseroutfitters.com/tech_trailer.html

waterboarder 06-11-2008 02:03 AM

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Originally Posted by BRICKTOP2 (Post 5323645)
Forget it. Shoulda googled before opening my trap. Something like this? http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...questid=103634

Damn, that is nice!!! I wish I had see than before I went out and spent $400 on a tent for the both of us!! ):

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Originally Posted by TyJeep (Post 5324482)
Theres tons of good roof top tents around. I really like this company http://www.equipt1.com/h/component/o...136/Itemid,31/

For that kind of money, I've got no problem sleeping on the ground.

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Thanks Tdog. I just noticed you're building one from scratch. That's awesome! I'm not in mine too much. I paid about $600 for it to start, a couple hundred for the expanded steel and the diamond plate, and I got the flares from a friend for free. As far as the adaptors, I think I spoke too soon. If I want to get matching wheels, the adaptors are not too big a deal for the bolt pattern, but I need to cut the center out of them to get them on and I don't know what that would entail....That would put me in the whole set up around $1100.
Dude, that is a kick *** trailer and it's a double kick-*** trailer for the price. I bet you could sell it for twice that, if you get some kind of good waterproof top on there. Not that you want to sell it - I'm just sayin' (; It is unlikely I could sell mine for what I'll end up putting into it - not that I want to - I'm just sayin' (:

And by the way - if you can get any more of those free fender flares or any other goodies for my trailer - keep me in mind (:

TyJeep 06-11-2008 02:16 AM

Yeah its hard to find a roof top tent for under $1k.

SlinkyTJ 06-22-2008 08:22 AM

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Originally Posted by BRICKTOP2 (Post 5323645)
Forget it. Shoulda googled before opening my trap. Something like this?

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...questid=103634


Yep, that's exactly it. :thumbsup: They're not as spacious as a full out tent, but it looks like a decent place to sleep.

SlinkyTJ 06-22-2008 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by texasdog (Post 5324485)
Damn, that is nice!!! I wish I had see than before I went out and spent $400 on a tent for the both of us!! ):

For that kind of money, I've got no problem sleeping on the ground.

Dude, that is a kick *** trailer and it's a double kick-*** trailer for the price. I bet you could sell it for twice that, if you get some kind of good waterproof top on there. Not that you want to sell it - I'm just sayin' (; It is unlikely I could sell mine for what I'll end up putting into it - not that I want to - I'm just sayin' (:

And by the way - if you can get any more of those free fender flares or any other goodies for my trailer - keep me in mind (:


I have a set of Bushwacker flares I'll sell for 100 bucks. The fronts are cracked, but the rears are in great shape. :thumbsup:

BRICKTOP2 06-29-2008 10:25 PM

got the new wheels on and mounted the hi lift...
 
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