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Unread 09-29-2013, 08:34 PM   #391
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Went to Calico today. Ran Doran, Odessa, Phillips, Wall St, and explored a bunch of cooler new trails further back. Lotsa fun. I might post a vid later.


Calico by Moabrubi, on Flickr


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Unread 09-29-2013, 09:23 PM   #392
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still love the jeep man, quality all over. Also wish I had enough time to wheel as often as you, working weekends sucks! lol
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Unread 09-29-2013, 10:13 PM   #393
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still love the jeep man, quality all over. Also wish I had enough time to wheel as often as you, working weekends sucks! lol
Thanks. It's working great now that everything's dialed in. I still have a loongg list of mods I want to do though And yep working weekends is no fun but hey, means more Jeep parts
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Unread 09-30-2013, 01:31 PM   #394
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That trailer looks sweet. Any idea what it weighs?
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Unread 09-30-2013, 01:45 PM   #395
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That trailer looks sweet. Any idea what it weighs?
Right around 500. 485 is the exact number I believe.
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Unread 10-04-2013, 09:26 PM   #396
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Got the trailer all torn apart ready for sandblasting. A lot of rust and many stuck bolts but it's coming along.



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Unread 10-11-2013, 08:08 PM   #397
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Hows the trailer project progressing ?
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Unread 10-11-2013, 09:05 PM   #398
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Hows the trailer project progressing ?
Its at the sandblaster right now. When I get it back I'll primer the whole thing to keep rust at bay since this is a slow moving project. Im looking for a YJ/CJ to cut the rear floor out because the ribs match the trailer floor. I need to cut a small section out due to rust.

Still deciding if I want a new axle with brakes/matching bolt pattern or just get new 5 on 5 wheels and keep the current axle. I think I will end up going with option 1 though.

Getting a pretty sweet deal on a roof top tent for it too. Almost 50% off retail, I'll have it in a few months. I should have the lid built already by then.

Thats whats going on with it right now, I think it will be dang near complete by January. Also I'm going for the Jscherb style hitch since its only $30 to build.
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Unread 10-12-2013, 09:50 PM   #399
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Its at the sandblaster right now. When I get it back I'll primer the whole thing to keep rust at bay since this is a slow moving project. Im looking for a YJ/CJ to cut the rear floor out because the ribs match the trailer floor. I need to cut a small section out due to rust.
I found that a push J pattern worked the best for me when I was putting the floor sections in .

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Still deciding if I want a new axle with brakes/matching bolt pattern or just get new 5 on 5 wheels and keep the current axle. I think I will end up going with option 1 though.
New axles arent that terribly expensive , and its nice to only have to carry one spare .
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Getting a pretty sweet deal on a roof top tent for it too. Almost 50% off retail, I'll have it in a few months. I should have the lid built already by then.
At 1/2 price I would buy a RTT , for now we plan on using our old faithful Eureka . What style lid are you building ?
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Thats whats going on with it right now, I think it will be dang near complete by January. Also I'm going for the Jscherb style hitch since its only $30 to build.
The Jscherb hitch is nice and seems to work well . I plan on making one in the future to compare it to the Gspup hitch .
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Unread 10-12-2013, 10:46 PM   #400
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I found that a push J pattern worked the best for me when I was putting the floor sections in .
Push J huh, I've never tried that one I'll have to give it a shot and see what works best. My push welds aren't that great but they hold


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New axles arent that terribly expensive , and its nice to only have to carry one spare .
It ends up being around $330 to my door for a 3500lber with 10" brakes. The trailer won't be running 35" tires like the Jeep so I'll have to think about a spare.

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At 1/2 price I would buy a RTT , for now we plan on using our old faithful Eureka . What style lid are you building ?.
It will be a pretty basic lid raised 4" or so. Basically I'm thinking just some square tubing for the frame, skin it and maybe some angle iron or C channel on the trailer rails so there is a flat spot for the lid to rest on. It does need to be beefy enough to hold the RTT with 2 people in it and some accessories on top.

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The Jscherb hitch is nice and seems to work well . I plan on making one in the future to compare it to the Gspup hitch .
For the price it seems pretty good compared to the $200+ coupler hitches out there. My only concern with it is the T joint as the two pieces seem like they are a bit on the thin side.
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Unread 10-13-2013, 12:44 AM   #401
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Think 1/2 steel. Welded your alright. No need to pay $300
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Unread 10-13-2013, 07:28 AM   #402
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Think 1/2 steel. Welded your alright. No need to pay $300
Not following along here, care to elaborate?
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Unread 10-14-2013, 08:22 AM   #403
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Not following along here, care to elaborate?
Yes, sorry I was on my phone.

I agree $200 plus isn't worth the money, and I haven't seen the jscherb hitch so I can't comment there.

The spot I think you're referring to is in no way thin, I think they are 3/8" plate. I'll try to dig up some old photos with measurements. I've dragged mine around for over 2 years without any issues.
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Unread 10-14-2013, 10:15 PM   #404
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Yes, sorry I was on my phone.

I agree $200 plus isn't worth the money, and I haven't seen the jscherb hitch so I can't comment there.

The spot I think you're referring to is in no way thin, I think they are 3/8" plate. I'll try to dig up some old photos with measurements. I've dragged mine around for over 2 years without any issues.
I think you are thinking of something different. Here's the hitch, the T junction for the vertical axis I was concerned about is in there.

http://tventuring.com/trailerforum/thread-65.html



Also got the trailer back from sandblasting today. Everything looks good but the entire floor which looks like this.



It's pretty much shot so a new floor is in order. A new military trailer floor with the correct ribs and all is $300. So I'm going the cheap route and just cutting it out and putting in a flat or diamond plate floor for $80. Might as well add some more cross braces while I'm at it so it doesn't get wavy again.
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Unread 10-15-2013, 06:58 PM   #405
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I think you are thinking of something different. Here's the hitch, the T junction for the vertical axis I was concerned about is in there.

http://tventuring.com/trailerforum/thread-65.html



Also got the trailer back from sandblasting today. Everything looks good but the entire floor which looks like this.



It's pretty much shot so a new floor is in order. A new military trailer floor with the correct ribs and all is $300. So I'm going the cheap route and just cutting it out and putting in a flat or diamond plate floor for $80. Might as well add some more cross braces while I'm at it so it doesn't get wavy again.
Bummer that the floor is swiss cheese but not terribly surprising .
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