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Unread 07-05-2013, 01:17 PM   #166
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I saw a place in Ukiah that had some tear drop trailers. Across from the airport on south state street.
Is it an RV sales place? Didn't know they had anything south of town.

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Unread 07-09-2013, 02:51 PM   #167
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Fitting the Timbren and electric brake hubs before drilling and welding it on the trailer.




Drilled, bolted and welded


With the rims and tires on it. The cardboard box represents a 20 gallon water tank that I could fit in now that the axle is gone. I realize I'll have to make a skid plate for it, but is it a good idea or do I lose too much ground clearance? The struts in front are for the required harbor freight box to hold the battery etc. to run a pump and Arb fridge. Should I put the water tank inside or get a smaller one?


Here is where it stands now, bottom and front bed lined.


Still need to resolve the bearing cap issue as the one that came with the hubs wont fit with the rims so I'll need to come up with another solution there. Resolve the water tank dilemma, flip it back over and start on the inside, bed line it. I have 48" slides that I'll put on 3" angle iron and weld to the bed so the floor can be slid out to get things when the RTT is in place.

Figure out where to put a propane tank that has external access for stove and hot water shower, etc. etc. etc. seems like this thing will never be completed...
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Unread 07-09-2013, 03:00 PM   #168
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You've made a lot of progress so far! Looking good! I'd say make the water tank smaller, ie 10-15gal.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 09:04 PM   #169
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Looking great Gordon!! I'd be a little concerned about putting a 20 gallon water tank back behind the axle. Water adds a lot of weight and would put a lot of weight on the back and off the tounge. Not sure how much weight you will be putting on the tounge to off set the water tank. Might go with a little smaller water tank like Jimbob said.
The axle really turned out good!!
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Unread 07-09-2013, 11:13 PM   #170
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Thanks for the replies! I was concerned about the weight, but as the tank would sit pretty much dead center between the wheels I had hoped / thought it wouldn't pose too much of a balance issue, more of a clearance one. I think you guys are right though, I'll start searching for a 15ish gallon one.
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Unread 07-10-2013, 12:16 AM   #171
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Thanks for the replies! I was concerned about the weight, but as the tank would sit pretty much dead center between the wheels I had hoped / thought it wouldn't pose too much of a balance issue, more of a clearance one. I think you guys are right though, I'll start searching for a 15ish gallon one.
I looked at the picture again with the cardboard box. Looking from the tounge (front of trailer) back, it looked like it was in the back portion of the frame. I think 15 gallons where you have the box between the wheels would be perfect!
Great job!!
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Unread 07-10-2013, 04:36 PM   #172
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Just in case anyone was wondering what would happen if u didnt secure the freedom top of the JK's i can help answer it. You will be fine driving down the highway, as long as you keep your windows up. The moment you roll one down WHOOSH!! the two pieces will fly off like a bad James Bond re-make. Not that i know this from my own personal experience last weekend, but i do...
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Unread 07-10-2013, 04:38 PM   #173
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Just in case anyone was wondering what would happen if u didnt secure the freedom top of the JK's i can help answer it. You will be fine driving down the highway, as long as you keep your windows up. The moment you roll one down WHOOSH!! the two pieces will fly off like a bad James Bond re-make. Not that i know this from my own personal experience last weekend, but i do...
Any pictures !!??
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Unread 07-10-2013, 04:45 PM   #174
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I didn't actually see it happen, but I saw the carnage that followed!
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Unread 07-10-2013, 04:50 PM   #175
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I didn't actually see it happen, but I saw the carnage that followed!
Was that when you went over to Hwy 20 last weekend?
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Unread 07-10-2013, 04:57 PM   #176
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Was that when you went over to Hwy 20 last weekend?
I know nothing!
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Unread 07-10-2013, 04:59 PM   #177
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Was that when you went over to Hwy 20 last weekend?
Yup. I dont have pics but it was not cool... i hope it never happens again...
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Unread 07-11-2013, 09:54 AM   #178
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Thanks for the replies! I was concerned about the weight, but as the tank would sit pretty much dead center between the wheels I had hoped / thought it wouldn't pose too much of a balance issue, more of a clearance one. I think you guys are right though, I'll start searching for a 15ish gallon one.
Okay Gordon..... we need to see another picture to see what this thing looks like on its wheels with the new axle, tires and wheels!
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Unread 07-13-2013, 09:23 PM   #179
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Remember that mud pit in Hollister? Well, the carpet and moldings are FINALLY back in the jeep! Now if i had not pulled that muscle patting myself on the back....
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Unread 07-13-2013, 10:14 PM   #180
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Congrats on having a real interior again! LOL!
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