How about a railing to fasten thing to it. Like in the 4 inch range from the top. This would give you a place to carry thing like fire wood, a cooler, even extra gas/water cans, your latest hunting kill or any of number of other stuff you might not be able or want to fit inside.
A 89 yj with a 4.0 aw4 sye out of an 92xj. Now the hard part is done time to get it up in the air just a bit. Working on 8.8 with 3.73 and lsd for the rear. and new D30 hp with 3.73 .
For those who have not figured this out I'm old school but can handle the new too.
Got the wood cut to size and got a bit of staining to do on the top part of the wood. looking really good today! Tomorrow going to get the holes drilled and get the latches and other odds and ends ready. Sand blasting to come this week :-).
Wow Johnson. :-) I've really been impressed with the progress on this. Really neat look. It kinda reminds me of a coffin. :-p I Absolutely love the interior on that as well. Very clean looking and the diamond plate is a nice touch. I can't wait to see what it looks like with new tires and fenders. It's obvious you've put a lot of effort into the details.
Just one thought though. Have you considered using inset nuts for the wood panels on the interior? I'm only curious because I'm considering doing a project of my own very similar to your design. I really don't know if something like that would hold up to the stresses or not, and was wondering if you had put any thought in to it. I'm only thinking about reducing the possibility of something getting scratched, dented, or snagged on one of those interior bolts. Though I'm sure that could also be avoided with better packing, or maybe putting on some rubberized tips.
Just one thought though. Have you considered using inset nuts for the wood panels on the interior? I'm only curious because I'm considering doing a project of my own very similar to your design. I really don't know if something like that would hold up to the stresses or not, and was wondering if you had put any thought in to it.
Something like this? or maybe similar: http://www.woodpeck.com/media/main_knockinflange.jpg
I really like these for a blind fastener. They are not completely blind, but will still leave a flush finish in the interior. To me they are a lot stronger than the inserts that go in from the outside since they have the "washer" on the inside.
Very nice build! Looking forward to seeing the finished product.
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Why is the axle so wide in comparison to the trailer? I think I would put some nerf bars on and mount the fenders to them. Then you could use the area between the fenders and trailer body like a rack to carry pipe/lumber what-have-you.
or narrow the axle up some. I would suggest widening the trailer but you have a ton of work in it already.