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post #211 of 386 Old 09-20-2012, 07:00 PM
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4x4" so it won't work, but thanks for the offer! New wheels and tires should be here by.Monday.


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post #212 of 386 Old 10-19-2012, 02:17 PM
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Does any one have any guidelines for metal thickness when building a utility trailer deck frame?

I have a 3 dirtbike trailer which the wood deck has rotted. My plan is to gut it out to the outer skeleten an build a 8ft x 4ft frame made from 2x2 inch box metal ontop.

My main concern is the thickness of the metal. I was considering .120 wall. My hope is to beable to hold enough weight to transport up too 1K pounds. (Engine, Tranny, Axles for example load)

Any advice would be greatful.

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post #213 of 386 Old 10-19-2012, 02:34 PM
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Does any one have any guidelines for metal thickness when building a utility trailer deck frame?

I have a 3 dirtbike trailer which the wood deck has rotted. My plan is to gut it out to the outer skeleten an build a 8ft x 4ft frame made from 2x2 inch box metal ontop.

My main concern is the thickness of the metal. I was considering .120 wall. My hope is to beable to hold enough weight to transport up too 1K pounds. (Engine, Tranny, Axles for example load)

Any advice would be greatful.

John
.120 wall would be plenty. You could go .090 wall and get away with it, but the cost and weight difference is marginal, so I would go with .120 wall. You will probably overload on occasion anyways.
Good luck.
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post #214 of 386 Old 10-19-2012, 02:42 PM
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.120 wall would be plenty. You could go .090 wall and get away with it, but the cost and weight difference is marginal, so I would go with .120 wall. You will probably overload on occasion anyways.
Good luck.
Steve
Great,
I am planning on towing behind my XJ so of course weight is an issue.

Is this a good thread to post my design plan for advice on the deck frame?

John

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post #215 of 386 Old 10-25-2012, 04:13 PM
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Just realized I never posted an officially "done" photo!






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post #216 of 386 Old 11-02-2012, 05:49 PM
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post #217 of 386 Old 12-13-2012, 07:01 PM
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here is a recent picture since the spring over and 255/85s on stock wheels.

Found out one of the used tires I bought has a sidewall separating, so looks like I'll be dropping it back down on some stick NDCCs for a while till I can afford some new 255s.

lets see if this works:




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post #218 of 386 Old 01-13-2013, 02:31 PM
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Here's my story. I was in high school and saw a trailer and blah blah blah. Now to the build point. I didn't have the money for a military trailer but my dad let me have his what we believed to be a harbor freight folding trailer (4x8). I wanted it a little smaller and it needed to be narrower to keep the same axle but fit 35's ***(only for the sake of swap-ability). I bought some very worn tires for very cheap. I would not agree with buying brand new 35 inch mud tire for a trailer that gets used maybe 3 weeks out of a year.***
So, it is now about 3 1/2 by 5 feet inside dimensions.

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After cutting it down and welding (yes i seriously didn't sand it all. This is a prototype trailer):



Rolling frame flex test with a bored friend in the back:



A little more flex... too much actually:



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Together:



Prototype for front section:



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Trail tested!:





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My friend and I did all the welding of the frame in 3 days and I finished everything else over a few weekends last summer. It does have 35 inch km2's now with matching rims. Inside floor is bedlined. Next project is a rooftop tent (homemade of course) Its a trooper but I definitely have bigger and better plans for v2.0 this summer and I'll probably sell this little one. The one thing I'll miss is the weight. I could pick it up fully unloaded and without tires if there was a hole in the middle of the frame and I'm not a strong guy. Tows like theres nothin there!
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post #219 of 386 Old 01-13-2013, 02:48 PM
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Finished the body work yesterday.
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post #223 of 386 Old 01-17-2013, 04:07 PM
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Finished the body work yesterday.
Got a lot done over the last week. Bodywork is finished. Ready for final sand amd paint. Got the cage/tent frame built and tacked today.
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