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Unread 10-24-2008, 10:59 AM   #16
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Love the sketchup. Did you find a template you could work off of or did you have to build the above drawing from scratch?

Are you thinking about putting a fridge/cooler in it? They have those expensive ARB style, or you could go cheap and just use one of the 12V ones from Coleman. A solar Panel to recharge the batteries would be a great addition so it can keep your batteries charged between trips.

I always thought it would be cool instead of the 4 lights on the back have the top bars on the rack come off and stick in a hole so you can have an area flood light up in the air. Looking good, can't wait to see the progress.

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Unread 10-24-2008, 02:42 PM   #17
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Everything was from scratch except the tires, roof rack, and jerry cans. The roof rack wont be exactly like that, and I'm not sure how I'm going to do the lighting but i like the idea of a pole to mount a flood light on. I dont know about the fridge yet. I'll probably just use coolers with ice.
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Unread 10-25-2008, 01:27 PM   #18
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I have a little trailer like that. It's not a 416, but similar in size and shape. I have found that I like the flexibility of being able to use it for a utility trailer when I'm not camping. All I did was make a weather tight lid for it for camping. Otherwise, the lid can come off, and I can haul whatever I want in it.
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Unread 10-25-2008, 06:23 PM   #19
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My M416 got new shoes!

These came in the mail yesterday from adaptitusa.com they are the 5 on 5.5 to 5 on 4.5 hub pattern adapters.



Before:


After:


To contrast:


and some more for good measure!




These tires are Goodyear MT/R 285/75/16 on Jeep Moab wheels.

I think they give a whole new look to the trailer. Just down right mean looking! I cant wait to get the fenders and tailgate fabricated.
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Unread 10-26-2008, 08:47 AM   #20
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Fantastic Build!!

Keep up the Great Work !!

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Unread 10-26-2008, 10:20 AM   #21
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Great job on the trailer, it's looking good !
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Unread 10-26-2008, 02:31 PM   #22
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wow, looks great with those wheels on there!
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Unread 10-26-2008, 03:50 PM   #23
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I really like the trailer. In fact, I think that I would like to build something similar in the future.

One question that I have is, why the tabs for fastening the tub to the frame? Seems that some carriage bolts from the inside would look a lot cleaner. Or else some tabs on the bottom, where it won't be seen. Like I said, really neat trailer, i just don't care for the tabs.
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Unread 10-26-2008, 10:40 PM   #24
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I really like the trailer. In fact, I think that I would like to build something similar in the future.

One question that I have is, why the tabs for fastening the tub to the frame? Seems that some carriage bolts from the inside would look a lot cleaner. Or else some tabs on the bottom, where it won't be seen. Like I said, really neat trailer, i just don't care for the tabs.
Yeah I thought about welding some angle iron to the bottom and then bolting it on that way. I didnt want to drill through the tub to install carriage bolts. I don't mind the look of the tabs.

In the end the tabs will be covered by the fenders and "step sides" so they wont be noticeable anyway.
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Unread 10-27-2008, 05:54 AM   #25
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Yeah I thought about welding some angle iron to the bottom and then bolting it on that way. I didnt want to drill through the tub to install carriage bolts. I don't mind the look of the tabs.

In the end the tabs will be covered by the fenders and "step sides" so they wont be noticeable anyway.

Yeah, I figured they might get covered. I really like the trailer, great job!
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Unread 10-27-2008, 06:04 AM   #26
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The NOBAMA sticker has been a big hit. Lots of thumbs up on the road. I did get the finger the other day from a dude in a Prius....go figure!
Well he was driving a Prius... Personally I like it

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Unread 10-27-2008, 06:14 AM   #27
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Is the pintle and jackstand military surplus? I have not seen a jackstand like that before, could you post some closeups?

It looks like it just folds under the tung.
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Unread 10-27-2008, 07:06 AM   #28
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Is the pintle and jackstand military surplus? I have not seen a jackstand like that before, could you post some closeups?

It looks like it just folds under the tung.
The lunette and jack stand is standard on the M416 trailer. I'll post up some pics tomorrow. I'll be out of town today.

The stand does swing back and lock into place.
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Unread 11-19-2008, 05:28 PM   #29
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The UPS just delivered my Jeep CJ tailgate:




I need to figure out a good way to get this thing mounted. Luckily for me, several other people have done such a thing on their M416's so i have lots of examples to follow.

I'm also battling whether or not to fabricate a lid to the trailer or to have a open top and a rack above that. Kind of like boctor has going on here:



I'll figure it out sooner or later. Looks like i need to revise the sketch-up file!
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Unread 11-19-2008, 06:48 PM   #30
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Look'n good!

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