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post #1 of 138 Old 11-15-2011, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Simple Off-road trailer build

This is the trailer Im going to build. Ill start the build with plenty of pictures on Wednesday the 16th. If anyone is intrested, I will be selling it at the end of the build. Should take 2-3 weeks to complete.

If you are intrested in buying, PM me and I will send you my phone number. You can also determine the color, tire size, and wheel selection to match your rig like I did here.

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post #2 of 138 Old 11-15-2011, 10:20 AM
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Ibtl- pretty sure you have to be a vendor to do stuff like this
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post #3 of 138 Old 11-15-2011, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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Ibtl- pretty sure you have to be a vendor to do stuff like this
Than I will post it in the classified section when its done. Im only building 1 (one) trailer.
When I posted mine a few months ago I had a lot of intrest from people asking for a build tread. Thats what this is. I dont have a need for another trailer so I thought I would sell this one at the end of the build.
I have no intrest of becoming a vendor or selling more than just this trailer. Just trying to help others out.
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post #4 of 138 Old 11-16-2011, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, got everything cut and laid out. I will update this materials list as I go. I am buying most everything “off the shelf”. Many of the items can be made or scavenged to save money but I wanted to show that you can scratch build a nice trailer with not much thought or tools. I am only using a saws all, drill, grinder and welder along with miscellaneous hand tools from harbor freight.
The basic frame is 60”x40”x22”deep.
The main tow beam is 8’ long
The floor is 18ga sheet 39”x59”
2-2”x2”x60” w/45 miter $40
2-2”x2”x40” w/45 miter $30
2-2”x2”x36” sq $20
1-2”x2”x96” sq $35
2-1”x1”x60” w/45 miter $25
2-1”x1”x40” w/45 miter $15
4-2”x2”x22” angle sq $25
6-2”x1/8”x22” flat sq $25
1-39”x59”x18ga $58
1-2”x2”x52” Thick wall (Axle) $38
1-Hitch receiver (rear) $15
2-Shock tabs $14
4- 1"x1"x 40" (Top) $30
4-1"x1"x60" (Top) $25
1- 40"x60" 18ga (Top) $57
1-60" Piano hing $13
4- corner gussets $6
4-1 1/4" tubing for top rack $100
This accounts for about 95% of the steel at this point. (Only the fenders remain)
4-2” sq “U” bolts $8
2 “U” bolt plates $5.50
4-spring hangers $20
2-1-3/8” Spindles $46
2-5 on 4-1/2 hubs $88
4-Shackle straps $9
2-26” leaf springs $32
6-Shackle bolts $15
2- Top catch Rubber Brackets $10
2- 1989 Dodge D-50 rear shocks $40
Cedar siding $70
Running Total $914.50
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post #5 of 138 Old 11-16-2011, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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More pics of my "prototype"
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post #6 of 138 Old 11-16-2011, 07:18 PM
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Looks really nice! Wish i wasnt strapped for cash....ALL the time. its a beauty. good job.

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Do they come in any other varieties besides crap?
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post #7 of 138 Old 11-17-2011, 04:29 AM
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I really like how you ran the trailer wires. Clean and secure.

Best of luck Sir.
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post #8 of 138 Old 11-17-2011, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Started by cleaning all the weld points on the main frame sides and ends.
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Got the sides and ends of the frame squared up and welded.
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Corner weld
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post #11 of 138 Old 11-17-2011, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Squared up the cross supports at 20" centers and tacked in place.
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Be sure to weld every other joint (blue tape) so as to avoid warping the frame. Flip it over and weld every other joint again. Let it cool and weld the others.
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Sides, ends, and center pieces all welded up and square.
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All the top welds and corner welds ground flat and ready for the corner uprights.
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post #15 of 138 Old 11-17-2011, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Corner pieces squared up, tacked and ready to weld.
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