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Unread 07-15-2009, 04:37 PM   #1
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m416 trailer build

I figured i would start my very slow m416 trailer build
this is what i started with
1964 m416 1/4 ton military trailer

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Unread 07-15-2009, 11:41 PM   #2
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Unread 07-16-2009, 08:30 AM   #3
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I have always wanted an M416. Good Luck!
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Unread 07-16-2009, 02:29 PM   #4
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GOT SOME GOOD WORK DONE TODAY
PLANS NOW INCLUDE
1. NEW SHOCKS
2. NEW FLOOR
3. HAVE EVERYTHING SANDBLASTED AND PAINTED
4. CHANGE OUT HUBS TO MATCH TJ BOLT PATTERN
5. PAINT THE TRAILER TO MATCH THE JEEP
6. HAVEN'T GOTTEN THAT FAR YET

SURPRISED I ONLY BROKE THREE BOLTS ON THE ENTIRE TRAILER












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Unread 07-16-2009, 02:35 PM   #5
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I have always wanted an M416. Good Luck!
THANKS I'M GONNA NEED IT
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Unread 07-16-2009, 10:11 PM   #6
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I THOUGHT OF A FEW MORE IMPROVEMENTS
1. ADD A PIECE OF ANGLE IRON SO I CAN MOUNT A JERRY CAN ON EACH SIDE(COLORED RED)
2. STOCK TJ SPARE TIRE CARRIER MOUNTED TO THE BACK
3. PIONEER RACK FROM A HUMVEE MOUNTED ON THE FRONT SO I HAVE AN AXE, SHOVEL, AND PICK



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Unread 07-17-2009, 07:40 AM   #7
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CALLED ABC TRAILER PARTS TODAY
$142.58 FOR A NEW 3500lb AXLE WITH MATCHING BOLT PATTERN SHIPPED TO MY DOOR
http://abctrailerparts.com/
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Unread 07-26-2009, 05:42 PM   #8
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Nice...

I will be doing a writeup on my M416 buildup this summer as well.
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Unread 07-27-2009, 02:20 PM   #9
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i have used trailers on the 4x4 trails for many years. looks like you have some work ahead of you. consider a tail gate? it makes loading and unloading heavy gear a lot easier.

also, i have found over the years that trailer mounted jery cans should be placed behind, not in front of the trailer axle. This way as the fuel is consumed and transferred to the jeep's tank, the tongue weight will increase. otherwise, a balanced, loaded trailer, (assuming full jerry cans) will become unbalanced as the fuel is consumed. This can lead to negative tongue weight and other unpleasant things on the trail.

the lunette ring will drive you crazy after a while-- consider going with a receiver tube on trailer tongue. this way you can mix and match different hitching options and for increased security, pull the trailer end hitch and add a lock pin. this makes it darn near impossible to steal that trailer. i junked the pintle/lunette set up long ago and went with the Treg hitch, which is very quiet.

best of luck-- these trailers are fun, but can be a hassle on tight trails. Also, consider a receiver hitch for the rear. go to junk yard and get one from a wrecked truck. cut it down and graft into the trailer. there are many good reasons for a rear receiver on a trailer. add some shocks and bump stops and ur good to go.

one of my hitches for the pack mule trailer.


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Unread 07-27-2009, 02:55 PM   #10
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Ditto on the Lunette hitch being noisy. Banga-banga-banga all day long with those things and they are expensive to boot.

Here is what I am using on my trailer I have under construction right now.




A 3 axis hitch.


The right side goes into the Jeeps Receiver and the left side is on the trailer. You can see more pics below.


http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/new-hitch-814792/
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Unread 07-27-2009, 03:40 PM   #11
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looks good! here is a pic of my scrambler w/ the pack mule ---lots still to do getting it right. Using toyota leafs and H2 wheels and 37s to match the jeep.



my other trailer is a Venturecraft pop up-- it uses torsion suspension and IMO, makes it too bouncy for the trail. here's how i figured that out...LOL




close up-- but w/ the 35s (long gone). also aded some hose to the tailgate chains so they don't rattle and chip of the special rattle can paint.

sorry for hijack.

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an early incarnation-- it's a lot better looking now a days. front deck is done and skinned the front w/ diamond plate.



tried this but abandoned the idea. upper tower was for behind the big truck, but junked that in favor of a dropped mount to keep it all level.

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Unread 08-01-2009, 10:56 AM   #12
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[QUOTE=RARECJ8;7654557]i have used trailers on the 4x4 trails for many years. looks like you have some work ahead of you. consider a tail gate? it makes loading and unloading heavy gear a lot easier.

also, i have found over the years that trailer mounted jery cans should be placed behind, not in front of the trailer axle. This way as the fuel is consumed and transferred to the jeep's tank, the tongue weight will increase. otherwise, a balanced, loaded trailer, (assuming full jerry cans) will become unbalanced as the fuel is consumed. This can lead to negative tongue weight and other unpleasant things on the trail.

the lunette ring will drive you crazy after a while-- consider going with a receiver tube on trailer tongue. this way you can mix and match different hitching options and for increased security, pull the trailer end hitch and add a lock pin. this makes it darn near impossible to steal that trailer. i junked the pintle/lunette set up long ago and went with the Treg hitch, which is very quiet.

best of luck-- these trailers are fun, but can be a hassle on tight trails. Also, consider a receiver hitch for the rear. go to junk yard and get one from a wrecked truck. cut it down and graft into the trailer. there are many good reasons for a rear receiver on a trailer. add some shocks and bump stops and ur good to go.

one of my hitches for the pack mule trailer.


thanks for the input
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Unread 08-01-2009, 10:56 AM   #13
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no hijacking i like to see pics so i can steal some ideas
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Unread 08-01-2009, 12:31 PM   #14
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I'd start by renting a sand blaster.
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Unread 08-01-2009, 03:11 PM   #15
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I'd start by renting a sand blaster.

yeah i have taken everything that bolts to the frame to my dad who is having everything sandblasted and painted out at the plant
saving me a bunch of money
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