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post #16 of 68 Old 06-05-2010, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Well...i'm glad that my project brings all kind of Jeep owners together...
So far i have comments from a Tj,Lj,Cj,XJ and a YJ Jeepers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
More progress to come tomorrow...

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post #17 of 68 Old 06-05-2010, 05:41 PM
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Well...i'm glad that my project brings all kind of Jeep owners together...
So far i have comments from a Tj,Lj,Cj,XJ and a YJ Jeepers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
More progress to come tomorrow...
Keep em coming. I look forward to the progress and more pics!

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Very cool, I look forward to seeing the progress of this trailer

FWIW my Jeep is primarily TJ with CJ/XJ/JK/WJ parts on it So technically my comment comes from all of those groups

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post #19 of 68 Old 06-07-2010, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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Very cool, I look forward to seeing the progress of this trailer

FWIW my Jeep is primarily TJ with CJ/XJ/JK/WJ parts on it So technically my comment comes from all of those groups
I also have a JK spare tire cover on my TJ
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Sunday,yesterday so we've spend some time on the "Odyssey trailer"...
With the tub on the frame the "thing" started taking shape and this was
the boost for the rest of the day...

After we assembled the panels for the side boxes there was some fitting test

One box is going to be our kitchen and the other one for storing...
Plus the tongue box that as usual is going to accept electric power components.
Sandpaper work ,applying the wareproof laquer and more sandpaper,sand paperand more sandpaper,...:

Time for the boxes to be fixed on each side of the tub.
We again used special marine polyurethane glue(that expands and seals all
openings...)

And of course stainless steel screws...

Here's a pic of how it sits now.
The temptation of this color scheme is strong(I love wood)...but on the
other hand Olive drub has so much influance on me since the good old days
that i was building plastic Willy's MB scale models...

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post #21 of 68 Old 06-10-2010, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Lid is going to come in two pieces.
They will flip open one to each side and will be 7΄x22".
Since they're going to be used as beds,their width is not enough.
So i end up using the same bench we were using in the army M-35a2 trucks.
This way i gain 12" extra width.
Each side will come in two pieces so i can use any piece(compination) i want
every time
Trial fit,both down...(Lids are not shown in the pics).

Half open...

Both halves open...
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post #22 of 68 Old 06-10-2010, 05:41 PM
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Looks great, I may have to copy your idea...
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Please feel free!
Give credits to M35 truck designers...
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post #24 of 68 Old 06-21-2010, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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Tongue box is almost ready(I have to find a way to make it -at least-dust
proof)so i'll have a place to store the battery etc.

And another pic with some tools in it ,so you can have an idea about the size

Made 4 holes and used the jig saw to install the latches.

For some silly reason i've been working under the hot sun for some 4 hours
and got a sun stroke(Headache,vommiting,dizziness etc.
Here you can see the latches i installed.

Did the same thing for the side boxes

As soon i finish the boxes i'm gonna take care of the electrical system so i
can get a licence for the trailer and be free to move it around and test it.
I''ll be using my TJ's tailights(since i upgraded to Euro style tail lights and
an extra light for reverse...
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post #25 of 68 Old 06-23-2010, 01:43 AM
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looking pretty sweet man, keep up the good work. i really like the wood, nice touch.
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post #26 of 68 Old 05-04-2011, 12:03 PM
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How'd the trailer turn out? How's the wood and tent holding up. Post more pics....


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post #27 of 68 Old 05-04-2011, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for following!
I've been very busy with work,kids etc and the winter was hard(even for an island in southern Europe).
I'll post pics as soon as i accomplish the next term...

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post #28 of 68 Old 05-04-2011, 08:22 PM
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That trailer looks fantastic! I'm actually starting a trailer build right now, and the frame looks quite similar to yours.
I bought an old "fixer-upper" trailer, gutted it, and now I'm ready to start the build. I'm just waiting on my new axle, which should show up soon...

The skinny pedal on the right is my friend. the gas gauge is not.
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post #29 of 68 Old 05-05-2011, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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Great!
Why don't you start a thread(or even upload some pics on mine)so we can exchange some experiences and ideas?

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post #30 of 68 Old 05-05-2011, 06:27 PM
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I'll get a thread going in a few days. I've been snapping a few pics now & then, and keeping a little "diary" of sorts.
But, I've spent the last couple of months mainly just figuring out what needs repaired, what needs replaced, and what the heck to build it into, lol!

The skinny pedal on the right is my friend. the gas gauge is not.
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