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post #31 of 121 Old 08-03-2011, 07:51 PM
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I have to admit I am surprised that the OP didn't got with a pintle... I mean considering the terrain and all.


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Looking forward to seeing how you finish off the Trailer tub.

Of course, no Jeep trailer is complete without a "Jeep" tailgate. Here's a suggestion for a tailgate - a Willys reproduction tailgate. Measures 37" across, and 15" tall. Not the cheapest option, but would look cool.
Would look very cool. Not sure I could find one, but I'd sure use it if I could.

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post #33 of 121 Old 08-03-2011, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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I have to admit I am surprised that the OP didn't got with a pintle... I mean considering the terrain and all.
I think the the trailer is too small to have put a pintle on it. Maybe with the mini build I'll look into it.

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post #34 of 121 Old 08-03-2011, 10:14 PM
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Would look very cool. Not sure I could find one, but I'd sure use it if I could.
This one is advertised for $185. Plus hardware (a little extra). If you google "replacement Willys Jeep tailgate" you'll get all sorts of hits - might find one cheaper. The picture I posted is a replica replacement (not factory original) tailgate on my 46 Willys CJ2A.

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This one is advertised for $185. Plus hardware (a little extra). If you google "replacement Willys Jeep tailgate" you'll get all sorts of hits - might find one cheaper. The picture I posted is a replica replacement (not factory original) tailgate on my 46 Willys CJ2A.

http://walcks4wd.com/tailgate-stamped-willys.html
Very cool, but ouch on the price. I'll look around and see if I can find an old one. It would look great though.

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post #36 of 121 Old 08-04-2011, 08:49 PM
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Post up some new pic's if you can. It will give me something to look at besides the sun.
It's way to hot here to work on the trailer right now. 100+ for over a month straight. Today it was 107 in the shade and 121 in the shop.

Glad today is done...
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Post up some new pic's if you can. It will give me something to look at besides the sun.
It's way to hot here to work on the trailer right now. 100+ for over a month straight. Today it was 107 in the shade and 121 in the shop.

Glad today is done...
Nothing new just yet. It was 106 here today and will be that or more tomorrow. I feel your pain. The shop has been getting 110 + which is way too hot for my little welder to do much, let alone me. Saturday I'm getting up early so I can get some welding in.

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post #38 of 121 Old 08-07-2011, 07:31 AM
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What kind-brand of welder are you using? I'M enjoying your and armyRN trailer builds. I bought a 5x8 trailer for my Jeep a year ago. It's a little big, but since I sold my pickup it's been one of the best investments I ever made!
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What kind-brand of welder are you using? I'M enjoying your and armyRN trailer builds. I bought a 5x8 trailer for my Jeep a year ago. It's a little big, but since I sold my pickup it's been one of the best investments I ever made!
It's a Hobart handler 135. Pretty small, but with the metal I'm welding it does fine. I wish I could afford a bigger one, but it gets me by. Glad you like the thread. I'll post more pics as I go along.

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I'M looking at a Hobart 140 as we speak from Northern Tool! Thanks
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post #41 of 121 Old 08-07-2011, 10:28 AM
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It's not terribly hard to set up anything with a pintle/lunette configuration. I just picked up a pretty cool homebuilt trialer to pull behind my YJ, and I am going dual setup, pintle or tradtional ball and coupler. The big difference (besides noise etc.) is that with the ball, you have about 15 degrees of rotation. With the pintle it is about 45 degrees. And with something like a Max Coupler you have 360. You just have to decide how much you think you might need, based on the trails you run. I decided to go dual, to get the best of both worlds with minimal effort need to change out.

If you are thinking of trying something like this, you really need to ponder it before deciding on the ID and OD of a new tongue. I did not, but lucked out as I rebuilt my tonge on the large side with my trailer.

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I'M looking at a Hobart 140 as we speak from Northern Tool! Thanks
That's where I got mine several years back. Pre 140 days. If you have a few extra bucks though, I would definitely try and move up to the next level. As much as my 135 can weld this small stuff, you have to go slow and it heats up pretty fast. I've yet to blow the breaker on mine but I'm sure I've gotten close. I would suggest the Trek 180. It is still 115volt ac so no bringing in an electrician to wire up a 230 volt plug. And the duty cycle is longer at the same amps as the 140. So, more welding, less sitting around. It is more expensive (by a good bit), but I think in the long run you'd be happy with it. But having said all that, if you do decide on the 140 I'm sure you'll be happy with that as well. Good Luck!

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New pics of the latest. Got the angle iron corners put on, and then just finished welding on the floor. Light steel (16ga), but it's pretty sturdy. Wish they would've had 14ga but this will have to do. Next will be the top angle iron to tie it all together, then the sides.
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post #44 of 121 Old 10-16-2011, 08:11 PM
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Cool little trailer. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

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post #45 of 121 Old 10-24-2011, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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Picked up the sides today. laid out a test side. I think the tongue and groove with some spar varnish on it is going to look good. We'll see.
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