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Unread 07-13-2013, 09:16 PM   #181
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Congrats on having a real interior again! LOL!
I feel so HUMAN again...

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Unread 07-14-2013, 10:15 PM   #182
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Hey Gordon ....... we need some updated pictures of your trailer build, but on its wheels this time.
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Unread 07-18-2013, 04:42 PM   #183
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Will do, been a brutal couple of weeks at work, finally got the wheel spacers in today so I hope to get the brake controller done and flip it back on its wheels this weekend. I really want to see how it tows now. I'll have to flip it back over in a couple weeks when the water tank shows up to get that installed but should be able to post some of it actually being a trailer again.
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Unread 07-19-2013, 08:08 AM   #184
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Thanks!! Look forward to seeing it!
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Unread 07-19-2013, 10:01 AM   #185
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Well snap, the damn wheel spacers don't fit and I need to order another pair. The rims are hub centric, the hubs are lug centric, using a hub centric wheel spacer the hub won't pass through so I need to get lug centric wheel spacers and prolly some centering rings. Catalog engineering strikes again! Will update when more parts arrive. Bleh!
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Unread 07-19-2013, 11:45 AM   #186
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Well snap, the damn wheel spacers don't fit and I need to order another pair. The rims are hub centric, the hubs are lug centric, using a hub centric wheel spacer the hub won't pass through so I need to get lug centric wheel spacers and prolly some centering rings. Catalog engineering strikes again! Will update when more parts arrive. Bleh!
Darn!! How much bigger does the center hole of the wheel have to be to fit over the hub?
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Unread 07-19-2013, 01:37 PM   #187
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The hub is about 2.5 to 2.6 in diameter, the spacers are at 2.2 ID, I could have them turned and bored out but the OD is only 2.8 which wouldn't leave much for the hub to center on. The lug centric spacers are 2.8 bore so they will work fine and I just need to measure a centering ring out.
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Unread 07-19-2013, 03:55 PM   #188
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The hub is about 2.5 to 2.6 in diameter, the spacers are at 2.2 ID, I could have them turned and bored out but the OD is only 2.8 which wouldn't leave much for the hub to center on. The lug centric spacers are 2.8 bore so they will work fine and I just need to measure a centering ring out.
I was thinking the same thing, thats why I asked, but didn't know how much you would have left after you had it turned.
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Unread 07-28-2013, 12:27 AM   #189
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Whelp, Finally got some parts that fit for once and it is nice to finally feel like I am making some progress.

Re-wired the entire thing and added a connection box. The brackets will hold the stabilzer legs front and back so when the tent is up the thing doesn't tip over.


New LED tail lights and a garage too full of parts waiting to be installed and bikes that need to be rode.


The new wheel spacers and centering rings.


The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 trailer brake controller. Pretty slick little box.


Flipped and hooked and rolling.




The trailer tows great, the Timbren is super quiet and there is no bouncing around, curbs, etc one bounce and it settles right down. What a relief after all these weeks of wondering if this would work. Tons of ground clearance, it will still have more than the Jeep after the water tank is installed. Now onto the rest of the work!

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Unread 07-28-2013, 12:33 AM   #190
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Whelp, Finally got some parts that fit for once and it is nice to finally feel like I am making some progress.

Re-wired the entire thing and added a connection box. The brackets will hold the stabilzer legs front and back so when the tent is up the thing doesn't tip over.


New LED tail lights and a garage too full of parts waiting to be installed and bikes that need to be rode.


The new wheel spacers and centering rings.


The Tekonsha Prodigy P3 trailer brake controller. Pretty slick little box.


Flipped and hooked and rolling.




The trailer tows great, the Timbren is super quiet and there is no bouncing around, curbs, etc one bounce and it settles right down. What a relief after all these weeks of wondering if this would work. Tons of ground clearance, it will still have more than the Jeep after the water tank is installed. Now onto the rest of the work!

Looks awesome! I stumbled upon this randomly, and it's oddly very similar to what I intend to build when I get around to starting a trailer, including the Timbren axles.

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Unread 07-28-2013, 12:52 AM   #191
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Looks awesome! I stumbled upon this randomly, and it's oddly very similar to what I intend to build when I get around to starting a trailer, including the Timbren axles.

Thanks! Let me know if you have any questions when you start your build, happy to help.
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Unread 07-28-2013, 05:16 AM   #192
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Thanks! Let me know if you have any questions when you start your build, happy to help.
Sure thing. I assume you're using the HF frame, as that's what I've been looking at.

My idea consists of finding an LJ tub if possible, or worst case scenario taking a TJ tub and adding sheet metal to it, and closing in the front portion and ideally getting a tonneau cover for it, very similar to what Jscherb here on JF has done. I really like the idea of having a trailer that is very much like my TJ, and I'd like to wheel it to some degree, which means it'll likely be wrapped in corner armor.

As ambitious as this all sounds, the build likely won't start until I get my Jeep where I want it, which is still at least a year and a half out
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Unread 07-28-2013, 09:06 AM   #193
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Gordon...... great job! It looks great! Yes you do have a lot of ground clearance. That water tank should be no problem.
Were you going to join us on the 2 day "Lost Coast" run at the end of Sept.?
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Unread 07-28-2013, 10:30 PM   #194
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Sure thing. I assume you're using the HF frame, as that's what I've been looking at.
No, I started with the packmule as the base, a few were made in Marysville, CA by Helder Mfg. This one was made in 1988 and I got it from the original owner.


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Gordon...... great job! It looks great! Yes you do have a lot of ground clearance. That water tank should be no problem.
Were you going to join us on the 2 day "Lost Coast" run at the end of Sept.?
That is the plan right now, I should have it finished and any bugs worked out by then.
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Unread 07-28-2013, 10:39 PM   #195
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Trailer sure looking good! Matching wheels and tires too !!
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