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Unread 03-10-2012, 01:56 AM   #31
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That lid is a blank canvas. You could mount any number of tools, holders or accessories on it, but my favorite....a roof top tent (like an ARB expedition tent).

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Unread 03-10-2012, 08:22 PM   #32
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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.
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Unread 03-12-2012, 06:52 PM   #33
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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 :-).



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Unread 03-13-2012, 02:02 PM   #34
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That looks like a really nice set up. Good job on it.
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Unread 03-14-2012, 09:04 PM   #35
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More pictures.


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Unread 03-28-2012, 08:11 PM   #36
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Got a lot done, really been busy but here is what she looks like :-)














I have to clip some bolts off, and get the lights wired up also find some fenders to put on this thing.
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Unread 03-28-2012, 08:51 PM   #37
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Oh just in case your wondering the tires on it are not permanent
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Unread 03-28-2012, 11:47 PM   #38
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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.

Something like this? or maybe similar:
http://www.woodpeck.com/media/main_knockinflange.jpg
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Unread 03-29-2012, 12:16 AM   #39
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I thought about them, but I wanted the carriage bolts because they set flush with the metal. I cant wait for the tires and fenders also.
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Unread 04-07-2012, 01:19 AM   #40
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Your trailer looks great! How are those hood supports working out? 2.30 is a screamin deal for those. How heavy is the lid?
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Unread 04-07-2012, 09:01 AM   #41
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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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Unread 04-07-2012, 03:41 PM   #42
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Very impressive work! That looks like a trailer I would like to have fo sho!
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Unread 04-08-2012, 05:26 AM   #43
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Nice Work!!

Off road trailers are very handy to have around, I restored one used by the military


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Unread 04-08-2012, 07:29 PM   #44
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Your trailer looks great! How are those hood supports working out? 2.30 is a screamin deal for those. How heavy is the lid?

the hood supports work great. the lid is about 30-35 lbs not to bad the supports hold it it just fine, In fact when i was painting I was only using one to hold the lid up.
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Unread 04-14-2012, 06:55 AM   #45
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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.
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