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Unread 01-28-2009, 09:56 PM   #46
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Dude, that rocks ~~~ so lookin forward to the end result !!



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Unread 02-03-2009, 10:20 PM   #47
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Ok, I finally got the Mombasa RTT and took it to BMRA this past weekend. I welded some cross bars to the top of the trailer to temporarily hold the RTT. I hope to have the lid finished this week and then have the trailer painted by the end of the weekend. We'll see how that goes! Here are some pics:




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Unread 02-03-2009, 10:47 PM   #48
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Darn Cool Setup !!! Totally wicked
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Unread 02-06-2009, 06:25 PM   #49
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I had the day off and I chose to take advantage of the beautiful weather! I picked up the lid from the metal shop first thing this morning. I spent most of the morning riveting the bottom tubing on.




I then cut the rest of the tubing and riveted it. I still need to find someone with a TIG who can put some stitch welds on it to make it a little more stable. I laid down on it and it feels really sturdy! Tomorrow I'll be finishing the paint prep and installing the hinges on the trailer. I've already got the latches so I'll install them too. I hope to hit it with some primer in the AM. Depending on the weather, which is supposed to be a breezy 74 degrees (God I love Texas), I might be able to get coat number one on in the afternoon.

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Unread 02-07-2009, 03:47 AM   #50
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The lid really matches the lines of the trailer. Looks HOT. When will you be painting it?
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Unread 02-08-2009, 08:54 PM   #51
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Well the build is slowly coming to a close. I spent most of the weekend painting! Very tiring but I'm very pleased with the final result.
I bought a cheap paint gun at Northern Tool and it made the paint job look really nice. It didn't atomize as fine as I would have liked but the texture ended up looking really good. I used Rustoleum primer and a black and red enamel (gloss). The red enamel actually matches the Jeep perfectly, which was nice since i didn't have an option to tint it. Sorry for the crappy night shots, I'll take some more tomorrow! I'll put the RTT on tomorrow too and take some final shots of it behind the Jeep.
I'll start making plans for the guts of the trailer this week.








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Unread 02-08-2009, 09:44 PM   #52
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looks sweet!!
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Unread 02-08-2009, 10:48 PM   #53
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wow, very impressive!

Now I need to get off my *** and start fixing my 416 up. If you don't mind me asking, how much money do you have wrapped up in this (aside from the initial trailer)?
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Unread 02-08-2009, 11:13 PM   #54
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nice trailer.. love those tail lights!
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Unread 02-09-2009, 03:01 PM   #55
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Alright, Well i took a few minutes over my lunch break to take the trailer out for a spin and took a few pics while I was at it. No RTT yet but that is forth coming.





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Unread 02-09-2009, 04:58 PM   #56
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I wasn't too keen on the two tone, but seeing it behind the Jeep changed my mind. That thing is SWEET excellent job.
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Unread 02-09-2009, 05:13 PM   #57
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That is one nice setup.You should be proud, I would love to have something like that.......now I just have to find a decent trailer to start with.
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Unread 02-09-2009, 05:19 PM   #58
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Wow. Amazing job. I am pretty friggen jealous. wanna build me one?
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Unread 02-09-2009, 05:29 PM   #59
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X10 ... Great Job.. Yeah the 2 tone looks great with the Jeep.

Totally Wicked Job !!
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Unread 02-09-2009, 07:37 PM   #60
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I went ahead and put the RTT on after work. I am so pleased with the way it turned out! I can't wait to take it out again. I wonder if I can convince Alli to go camping for Valentines day?





It is still pretty light but I'm definitely gonna need those struts soon. It's good to see that I can lift the lid with he tent extended if I needed access to the front of the trailer.

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