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Unread 07-10-2013, 06:07 PM   #1441
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It would take a lot for me to sell this one , I have to much time invested to let it go easily . I am surprised you didnt feel the same way . Whats the chance of bringing the yellow trailer out of retirement ?
Will you build the teardrop on your current design or fab up a new larger frame ?
Honestly the guy paid a pretty penny so I can't complain about my time invested. Although I loved how well that one matched my jeep...to me it was just about perfect. Also I enjoy building trailers like some of you do your jeeps. I just don't get the same satisfaction when my heep is in pieces.

The first trailer I built...the ol' tan mule will be coming out of retirement for camping duty this summer. I'm thinking about taking of the steel lid and opting for a 'soft top' True story though, I kinda like how they look with out lids.

New design will have a larger frame for sure.

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Unread 07-10-2013, 08:45 PM   #1442
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I was afraid that in stock form the shock bodys could hit the bottom of the tower as they cycled through their motions . Thats why I was considering splitting the F250 tower and widening it .
No need to split it. Just taper the frame cut and shape the tower to the taper. It fits my giant Rancho shocks fine so it should fit any. I got a little carried away with the taper, but here's a picture to show what I'm talking about.

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Unread 07-11-2013, 12:07 AM   #1443
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If you werent below the equator or at a bare minimum one stay away we could do that . I will do mine instead and post some pictures
No, no, no...you need to practice, and I'm not that far away from you. Everyone wins, this way. Do the right thing.
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Unread 07-11-2013, 08:32 AM   #1444
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Honestly the guy paid a pretty penny so I can't complain about my time invested. Although I loved how well that one matched my jeep...to me it was just about perfect. Also I enjoy building trailers like some of you do your jeeps. I just don't get the same satisfaction when my heep is in pieces.
I get it , its kind of nice to walk away from the trailer and not have to work on it . The trailer is low stress to me , kind of therapeutic .
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The first trailer I built...the ol' tan mule will be coming out of retirement for camping duty this summer. I'm thinking about taking of the steel lid and opting for a 'soft top' True story though, I kinda like how they look with out lids.
I like the open look until it rains

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New design will have a larger frame for sure.
Will you make a bigger box as well ?

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No need to split it. Just taper the frame cut and shape the tower to the taper. It fits my giant Rancho shocks fine so it should fit any. I got a little carried away with the taper, but here's a picture to show what I'm talking about.

That looks good , really good in fact . Did you heat the flanges to roll them over ?
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No, no, no...you need to practice, and I'm not that far away from you. Everyone wins, this way. Do the right thing.
Every J truck purchase qualifies you for a free outboarding .
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Unread 07-11-2013, 08:57 AM   #1445
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Every J truck purchase qualifies you for a free outboarding .
Hey, wait a second...that means I'm paying to help you out. Twice. I see what you're up to...
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Unread 07-11-2013, 09:18 AM   #1446
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Hey, wait a second...that means I'm paying to help you out. Twice. I see what you're up to...
Dont forget to bring some Chik Fil A with you

Todays Jeeping
I have more body work on the trailer ..yay . Then off to the machine shop to pick up the front panel . Lastly I have to stamp the vins so that I can take it in tomorrow to get it inspected .
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Unread 07-11-2013, 09:47 AM   #1447
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That looks good , really good in fact . Did you heat the flanges to roll them over ?
No, just welded the top and the bottom and bent it over with a BFH. It's only 3/16" steel, so not very hard.
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Unread 07-11-2013, 10:23 AM   #1448
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No, just welded the top and the bottom and bent it over with a BFH. It's only 3/16" steel, so not very hard.
Its something to consider as I am time rich and work poor right now
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Unread 07-11-2013, 03:19 PM   #1449
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I finished scrapping all the old tub parts and scrap steel this morning . The proceeds from the scrap yard almost covered the cost of the 1.5" tubing . If you look closely there is a set of 1/8" rolled aluminum corners , and out of sight is the tailgate filler panel . Busy morning/afternoon loading and unloading , but I am wiped out from the heat . For now I am going to stay inside and cool off. Tonight when the temps drop I will head back out to do some more body work .

I am ready for some AC in my garage ...
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Unread 07-11-2013, 03:53 PM   #1450
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Did you make it to the junkyard today?
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Unread 07-11-2013, 04:37 PM   #1451
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Did you make it to the junkyard today?
No , it rained this morning and if it rains they dont open . Its an odd yard , but the prices are awesome . It is supposed to be clear tomorrow , so I will head over there in the morning .
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Unread 07-11-2013, 05:06 PM   #1452
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No , it rained this morning and if it rains they dont open . Its an odd yard , but the prices are awesome . It is supposed to be clear tomorrow , so I will head over there in the morning .
Cool beans and thanks again.
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Unread 07-11-2013, 06:24 PM   #1453
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So will you be buying those 35s from RHDTJ?
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Unread 07-11-2013, 09:52 PM   #1454
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Cool beans and thanks again.
No worries , I will update you tomorrow .
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So will you be buying those 35s from RHDTJ?
I would love to , but shipping would kill the deal . Besides I thought you were buying all his extras ?


Every once in a while the metal bites back . Doesnt look like much , but it was enough to throw Kimbo into the official nurse in training mode .

The filler panel is in place and ready for the final bending and fitment .

Fitted and ready for welding . I am not kidding this patch tacked up perfectly and I took pictures ... but the bud light platinum bottles interfered with the upload . Well thats the story I am sticking with .

Skim coat is on and drying for the night . Tomorrow I have more sanding and primer to spray . I still need to finish welding the floor corners in , but they are currently halfway welded in . From here on out is all finish work , and if I dont make it Friday to get it inspected , I will take it to the State Highway Patrol early next week .
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Unread 07-12-2013, 09:55 AM   #1455
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Todays Sanding
Not even Jeeping today , just more sanding . And to make things more interesting I think I will sand some more
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