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Unread 06-16-2014, 01:19 PM   #31
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I can't believe a whole year has passed since I have done any work to this thing. I didn't get to take it hunting last year, but was lucky enough to draw bow tags again for cow elk. I'm gonna need it this year because the Jeep is down and I'll have to take mamma's Tahoe hunting (it's okay cause she drew a tag too!). But There's no way she'll want to put a bloody carcass in the back of it.

So this time I really need to get this thing registered and road legal. It was actually pretty nice over the weekend, only about 96 or so. So Sunday morning I got to put in a few hours on the trailer before I lost my shade.

I had picked up some fender blanks from the local trailer store a few months (years?) ago, so I leveled the trailer and mocked them up. I trimmed them to fit and tacked them in place. Then I removed the tire, added some solid welds every few inches, cleaned it up with a wire brush on the 4" grinder and hit it with a little primer.

Here's the progress:

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Unread 06-16-2014, 01:33 PM   #32
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With the fenders on, I turned my attention back to the tailgate. I did't like the way the frame was fitting, because of the little "ears" I had at the top. Basically my original design idea was just flawed. I decided to cut the "ears" off, and square up the back of the trailer so it would fit better. I wanted it to be flat around the top perimeter so I can eventially make a lid for it. I also welded a small tab on the back top of the tailgate opening to act as a stop.

You can see the "ears" in the first pic, and what I did to change it.
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Unread 06-16-2014, 01:35 PM   #33
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That's about all I had time for, gonna try to get it cleaned out and the lights wired up this week. Updates to follow, (soon i hope!!)
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