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post #1876 of 4124 Old 09-25-2013, 08:17 PM
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Man that looks great! Don't scratch it! Hey I know this what covered somewhere but what kind of hitch do you use? I might be picking up a military trailer and was looking at different hitches like the Lock N Roll.

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Man that looks great! Don't scratch it! Hey I know this what covered somewhere but what kind of hitch do you use? I might be picking up a military trailer and was looking at different hitches like the Lock N Roll.
This trailer will be full of camping gear as soon as I finish the tonneau . So at some point it will get scratched and I will have a moment of silence ! The hitch was designed by GSPUP aka Mike from Ruger Trailers .He sells them if you want to buy one ,but I dont think he minds others using the design as long as you dont try to sell them. I am sure he will chime in here in a bit .

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This trailer will be full of camping gear as soon as I finish the tonneau . So at some point it will get scratched and I will have a moment of silence ! The hitch was designed by GSPUP aka Mike from Ruger Trailers .He sells them if you want to buy one ,but I dont think he minds others using the design as long as you dont try to sell them. I am sure he will chime in here in a bit .
Cool thanks for the info. Hopefully I pick this thing up, should be sweet for camping all built up. I've been looking through this stuff and there is a TON to learn/do to these things! Argh!

Looks like I might need a regear sooner then later too
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Man that painting job looks impressive. A Hendrix special for sure

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I just now finished my cry-fest after looking at those pictures. Mascara everywhere.

Seriously, though...that's really good work, and I don't say that often about paint. Nicely done.

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Cool thanks for the info. Hopefully I pick this thing up, should be sweet for camping all built up. I've been looking through this stuff and there is a TON to learn/do to these things! Argh!

Looks like I might need a regear sooner then later too
Definitely alot of things you don't even think about when building a trailer and so many options to customize. We don't have any hitches in inventory right now. But I bet you can build one way cheaper than buying one. The pintle design has been very popular and we've had alot of customers order them on trailers.


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post #1882 of 4124 Old 09-26-2013, 01:05 PM
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Definitely alot of things you don't even think about when building a trailer and so many options to customize. We don't have any hitches in inventory right now. But I bet you can build one way cheaper than buying one. The pintle design has been very popular and we've had alot of customers order them on trailers.

Id like to keep the noise down so I do like the coupler hitches. The trailer I'm looking at I'd have to cut all that off anyways so might as well. Not sure how to go about making one as of now.

Looks like I'll have to look into building vs buying.
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post #1883 of 4124 Old 09-26-2013, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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Cool thanks for the info. Hopefully I pick this thing up, should be sweet for camping all built up. I've been looking through this stuff and there is a TON to learn/do to these things! Argh!
Theres a lot of good info on the 416's out there . I had one , but decided to build my own instead .

Looks like I might need a regear sooner then later too
Same here , after talking to Currie they really thought 5.13s were the way to go .
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Man that painting job looks impressive. A Hendrix special for sure
Once he shoots the bedliner on Saturday it will ready to go home and get mounted up on the frame . I do think I will be repainting the frame though
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I just now finished my cry-fest after looking at those pictures. Mascara everywhere.

Seriously, though...that's really good work, and I don't say that often about paint. Nicely done.
Hendrix's paint work is as nice as what I have seen in museums. Kind of nuts to have it on my trailer of all things
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Definitely alot of things you don't even think about when building a trailer and so many options to customize. We don't have any hitches in inventory right now. But I bet you can build one way cheaper than buying one. The pintle design has been very popular and we've had alot of customers order them on trailers.

Pintles offer a lot of movement at the expense of noise . Dont be modest your design is much better as it offers unrestricted movement without all the noise .
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Id like to keep the noise down so I do like the coupler hitches. The trailer I'm looking at I'd have to cut all that off anyways so might as well. Not sure how to go about making one as of now.

Looks like I'll have to look into building vs buying.
The only part that is difficult to make is the knuckle section as it is bar steel and likes to eat drill bits . If you decide to make your own hitch , I have an extra knuckle thats yours if you want it .

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post #1884 of 4124 Old 09-27-2013, 04:27 PM
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Getting better all the time...

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About how much do you thing the trailer tub weighs as is Hendrix? And how much with the frame GB?

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Awesome , truly one of the few bright spots over the weekend .
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Next up is the aluminum tonneau , ready to do some work ?

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About how much do you thing the trailer tub weighs as is Hendrix? And how much with the frame GB?
Two people can pretty easily handle the tub , so its probably 200lbs or so . The frame doesnt get heavy until you add the axle and springs . But its probably around 400lbs . Once its complete I will get it weighed .

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Same here , after talking to Currie they really thought 5.13s were the way to go .

The only part that is difficult to make is the knuckle section as it is bar steel and likes to eat drill bits . If you decide to make your own hitch , I have an extra knuckle thats yours if you want it .
5.13's just seem deep for the highway for long periods even though the difference is only a couple hundred RPM's. When I was on 32's with 4.10s it had good power and I'm sure with a trailer it would have towed just fine. I think 4.88's are more for me.

Cool thanks! I might take you up on that. Would you happen to know the page number where the hitch build is?
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5.13s..... Like moab said, that is deep for your road trips. I dont know if you watch the UA trips, but Chris Durham (i think two years ago) drove his v8 equipped Willys TJ from NC to Wash state. He swapped in 4.10 for the road and swapped back to wheel. That would not be an option for most people but it does give you/me something to thing about.

The CJ that I have been thinking about building for way to long will be a long hauler/wheeler-(drive there and back/no trailer). I plan on a d60/14b with 4.56 (cucv style) with a 5:1 tcase or doubler tcase. I know that is more than you are thinking about now, but it is another way to go about good offroad gearing while saving a bit of the gas gussling. Just my 1.5 cents.

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Next up is the aluminum tonneau , ready to do some work ?
Always. I could use a fab project right about now.

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