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Unread 11-01-2013, 08:19 PM   #2041
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Got the floor supports welded in, just need to get the actual floor next.
Have you posted any pictures of it lately? Are you going to spring for the expensive oem style floor pan ?

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Trailer lookin good behind the LJ. Never realized how long your tongue was. How long is it? How is it to backup?
I will measure it tomorrow , but I think its 4' or so . It is easy to back up and because its so long I can go all the way to 90 degrees without hitting the LJ .

Today I made a different tongue attachment and I installed the tailgate cables .

The multi axis coupler is attached to the tongue with a 5/8" shank grade 8 stud . This made it pretty easy to fabricate a traditional hitch to bolt to the tongue .

I cut a piece of 2"x2" box tube diagonally and welded an end it . Then I centered it up and drilled a hole so that it could be attached to the tongue . I welded what you see here and then all six of the plug welds on the top and sides .

All welded up and painted .

Installed and ready for a test tow . I think its going to make a huge difference as there is no play in the tongue now .

Next up was to get the tailgate cables installed before I screwed up and dropped the gate on the bumper ! After some rough measuring it seemed like the cables and hardware from an 04 explorer sport trac would work out just about perfect .

The Ford factory torx bolts thread right into the CJ tailgate , but they need to be trimmed down so that they clear the when opening and closing.

I had hoped to attach directly to the old inner fender but the tub flange pushed the cables out of alignment. Two pieces of 1.75 tubing and some slightly modified factory pivots allowed better alignment of the cables .



The explorer sport trac cables and hardware worked out nicely . I did make the spacers cam centric so that I could turn them to adjust the slack of the cable . Sounds silly ,but it made for easy adjustment .

Last but not least , no Monkeys were harmed in the fabrication of this trailer .

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Unread 11-01-2013, 08:27 PM   #2042
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Awesome work.

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Unread 11-01-2013, 08:33 PM   #2043
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Have you posted any pictures of it lately? Are you going to spring for the expensive oem style floor pan ?

I will measure it tomorrow , but I think its 4' or so . It is easy to back up and because its so long I can go all the way to 90 degrees without hitting the LJ .
Nah, nothing worthy of updating. Negative on the expensive floor pan, At 4x the price it's not worth it and I'm Line-Xing the tub anyways. So diamond plate floor it is, It won't look as pretty but I'm putting that money towards a new axle. Function over form in this case

Intersesting on tongue length. I was thinking 36" for mine. My trailer tub is a bit under 6ft long IIRC so I'll have to see what I'm going to do.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 08:33 PM   #2044
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Awesome work.

Jack
Thank you .





Also made a minion for the kids while I was waiting on painted parts to dry for the trailer .
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Unread 11-02-2013, 07:40 AM   #2045
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that thing really came out nice Greg! Fits a spare 35 no problem
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Unread 11-02-2013, 08:24 AM   #2046
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Not sure how I missed the build of your LJ Greg, but I love it, nice work!
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Unread 11-02-2013, 09:38 AM   #2047
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The trailer is coming along nicely as usual but that minion cutout you made thats some awesome metal work
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Unread 11-02-2013, 08:31 PM   #2048
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that thing really came out nice Greg! Fits a spare 35 no problem
Thanks Lu . The plan is to build / reinforce the stock carrier sort of like an exo gate and the spare will go back on the LJ . I have also been eyeing the Bestop spare tire carrier . My buddy Jonathon has one and its ingenious how it is hinged. The reason for the tire going back on the LJ is to maximize the camping and cooking gear storage area . Between that stuff and a cooler its going to get full quick
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Not sure how I missed the build of your LJ Greg, but I love it, nice work!
Thanks Derek , glad you found it
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The trailer is coming along nicely as usual but that minion cutout you made thats some awesome metal work
I have a lot of people that want Minions for presents now , what was I thinking ?


Today we took the trailer all over the county , even on the interstate so that I could get up to higher speeds . I am relieved to say that the trailer has no quirks at any speed now ! Heres some pics from the day .







It was a great day of towing around and running errands with nary a wiggle from the trailer .

When I get back from Minnesota the aluminum for the tonneau should be here and I still need to cut the tongue jack so that I can add some length .


Also got some grinding done , Kimbo thinks I look funny in the mask ???

And the garage got cleaned up so this could get moved into its home .

Most of the rear outboard stuff is here , still undecided on whether or not I want to re use the upper spring perches .

I really like Red jeeps , might be time to add another to the yard ?
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Unread 11-02-2013, 08:38 PM   #2049
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So it was you that swiped those Rk bumps! You jerk! I wanted those!
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Unread 11-02-2013, 08:53 PM   #2050
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So it was you that swiped those Rk bumps! You jerk! I wanted those!
I cant believe I got something off of NC4x4 that you wanted

Theres a chance I may not use them , if I dont I will let you know .
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Unread 11-02-2013, 08:59 PM   #2051
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I want one of those metal MiniBeasleys...
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Unread 11-02-2013, 09:01 PM   #2052
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I cant believe I got something off of NC4x4 that you wanted

Theres a chance I may not use them , if I dont I will let you know .
Actually I should thank you again, more money I didn't spend!
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Unread 11-02-2013, 09:06 PM   #2053
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I want one of those metal MiniBeasleys...
Theres a lot of people that want them , I am quite surprised .

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Actually I should thank you again, more money I didn't spend!
If I decide not to use them you are FIRST in line .
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Unread 11-03-2013, 08:25 AM   #2054
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A lot of excitement at Beasleywerks right now! New tools, trailer's done and legal, moving onto to shock outboarding. Awesome man. My mind is racing on the trailer stuff.... I don't think I can pull off an actual TJ tub trailer, but maybe some type of "off-road" trailer is in my future.
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Unread 11-03-2013, 09:03 AM   #2055
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sweet trailer! love the idea, i may have to make one at some point.
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