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post #886 of 2985 Old 09-09-2013, 08:28 AM
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I picked up my latches on eBay for $4.00 each. The ones I found didn't have a provision for a padlock, so I had to add that myself. They're still available, and they're great if you don't want to make the straps lockable (or can add a provision for the padlock yourself: http://www.ebay.com/itm/161006932144...84.m1497.l2649



McMaster-Carr has similar latches that include the padlock loop, their #13435a31 or #13435a32 would work well in this application: http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/119/2927/=ofisp4
Thanks for the info. I like the $4 ones, but I do need it to lock so, I'll just go with the ones from McMaster...



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Just bought the Ebay latches. I figured that for $4ea I could figure out how to make a lockable one for much cheaper than the $12ea McMaster-...was charging. Would've been twice as much with them. Thanks for the information.



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This thread is going to get me into another project! A trailer build! This trailer was with the YJ I recently purchased and it looks pretty solid. It is pretty heavy and I know nothing about it. It has matching 37s on it though and that is pretty awesome in itself. Thanks for this thread. I have spent over an hour going through just the first 20-30 pages or so. I still have a ways to go.
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This thread is going to get me into another project! A trailer build! This trailer was with the YJ I recently purchased and it looks pretty solid. It is pretty heavy and I know nothing about it. It has matching 37s on it though and that is pretty awesome in itself. Thanks for this thread. I have spent over an hour going through just the first 20-30 pages or so. I still have a ways to go.
Welcome. There's lots of ideas as I'm sure you have seen, so post your build here if you can so your ideas will help others and their build.


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This thread is going to get me into another project! A trailer build! This trailer was with the YJ I recently purchased and it looks pretty solid. It is pretty heavy and I know nothing about it. It has matching 37s on it though and that is pretty awesome in itself. Thanks for this thread. I have spent over an hour going through just the first 20-30 pages or so. I still have a ways to go.
Very cool... the second "free trailer" to post up on this thread in recent weeks!

If the frame is solid and the axle is of the 3500# variety, you got one heck of a find there. Lots of options for how to build the box, you will need to let us know what direction you are thinking?
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The trailer has leaf springs so I am sure it is pretty strong. The tongue has a pintle on it and everything is wired but I don't know the condition of said wiring yet. The fences are removable so i am thinking of using the materials in place and just reinforcing everything. It is basically just a dirty trailer that needs some love. Eventually I am planning on a pop up tent, solar system, expedition trailer.
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Works great. Did you weld on the support brackets underneath?
No there just bolted on they were post supports from home depot, got lucky and didn't even have to trim them

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No there just bolted on they were post supports from home depot, got lucky and didn't even have to trim them

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God I love this thread. Just when you think you've thought of all that you can, someone comes along and show's you something new. Thanks to all that have posted, and again thanks to ArmyRN for starting a great thread.

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God I love this thread. Just when you think you've thought of all that you can, someone comes along and show's you something new. Thanks to all that have posted, and again thanks to ArmyRN for starting a great thread.

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I may have started this thread, but there's only so much I can add to it. Thank goodness for the folks that have taken this concept and run with it! I've got a lot of great ideas from others on this thread. Keep your ideas and project pictures coming!
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So I was looking at this jerry can holder (middle picture), and I noticed the bottom rung also has a loop-thingy that the retaining strap could attach to. So I got to wondering, if I used the bottom loop with the strap, would it work with a 2.5 gallon jerry can? I'm thinking of replacing the 1.5 gallon fuel cells mounted on the sides of my trailer with some 2.5 gallon jerry cans. The five gallon cans would be too big.

http://deutscheoptik.com/Junior-10-Liter-Jerry-Can.html

When I get home I'll swing by a 4WD parts place that sells the holders, and check it out with a 2.5 gallon jerry can I already have. I could use the traditional jerry can holders if I had to (as shown on the back of the Willys).
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Army,

I noticed those as well, but wondered if they would work with the NATO cans that you and I both have. Let me know how it works out. Thanks.


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Army,

What size wheels are on that Willys? They look small in comparison to the 15"ers you have on the trailer. Just curious if they are smaller or it is a picture issue.


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What size wheels are on that Willys? They look small in comparison to the 15"ers you have on the trailer. Just curious if they are smaller or it is a picture issue.
The Willys has 31x10.5x15" tires on 15x8" rims. I think it's just a picture issue. The tires on the Willys are a little worn though; they're not too much bigger than the trailer tires. It's an older picture; before the 2" receiver tongue adapter was made.

I'll also point out the fact the Willys' bolt pattern (5 on 5.5") is different than the trailer's bolt pattern (5 on 4.5"). Another reason to carry a spare for (and on) your trailer. Being stuck in the middle of Alaska with a flat on your loaded trailer with no spare isn't my idea of a good time. It's cheap insurance - a spare tire and a set of bearing/complete hub set.

Next year we're taking my truck to Alaska; hopefully in 2016 we're going to run the "Classic Jeep Trip to Alaska". Of course, I'll be taking the trailer with the Willys.

And I'll let you know about the gas can holders.
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Thanks for the clarification. It must be eyes as they age.

The Jeep run sounds like a blast, esp. with the Willys. We will all want to see pics of course, and by the looks of it, this thread should be going strong even then.


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