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Unread 05-01-2014, 06:40 PM   #226
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Can't take credit for the hitch design, here's how he (jscherb) did it. There's a bushing in the collar, no bearings. Read through his thread, it's good. http://tventuring.com/trailerforum/thread-65.html

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Unread 05-02-2014, 06:02 PM   #227
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Can't take credit for the hitch design, here's how he (jscherb) did it. There's a bushing in the collar, no bearings. Read through his thread, it's good. http://tventuring.com/trailerforum/thread-65.html
I had seen that once before , but its a good read to refresh my thoughts . Thanks for the link .
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Unread 06-06-2014, 05:52 PM   #228
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I am thinking about using a pair of these to latch the tonneau down with a hidden wire to pull and release the catches . Any opinions or other ideas ?

http://www.autoloc.com/

They have some neat stuff , but the electric stuff scares me off a bit as I dont want to get locked out .
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Unread 06-26-2014, 08:22 PM   #229
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I cleaned up another set of leaf springs to add to the pack yesterday and installed them tonight . The trailer seems less bouncy , but a road test will be the best way to see .

To help combat the bouncing I bent up a set of shock hoops and I ordered a set of CJ front shocks .


For some reason I got more spring back on the second one though it all came from the same stick ?

And I machined a flat spot on the bump stops to make it easier to weld them to the frame .
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Unread 08-11-2014, 06:03 PM   #230
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I got the shock hoops fitted and ready to weld . I would have installed them , but I couldnt find my box of tabs to make upper shock mounts .
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Unread 08-12-2014, 07:23 PM   #231
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I needed some more parts . Luckily I have Barnes 4WD just a few hours away and they have what I need in stock with cheap shipping . The parts are ordered to finish the shock install ...



With any luck I will have shocks , and bump stops installed over the weekend.
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Unread 08-17-2014, 07:20 AM   #232
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This weekends Jeeping : I tacked up the shock hoop on the trailer to ensure that everything cleared the tire. Once I knew it fit I removed the tire and welded everything up . For the record upside down welding is teh debil!




If I get lucky I might get the other side done today.

Worked on the hitch some too.


I would have assembled it , but I cant find the threaded insert I turned to tie the two halves together .
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Unread 08-17-2014, 08:19 PM   #233
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Got the basket mounted tonight by drilling a few holes and lightly modifying a set of yakima clips .
The other shock hoop will get finished up next weekend , and then it will be off to a road test .
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Unread 08-24-2014, 08:09 AM   #234
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Long day in the shop yesterday , but I got both shock hoops and the bump stops installed .




I ended up dialing the bumpstops all the way up to get the correct compression , but they work beautifully and will keep the tires out of the fenders .

The tongue jack on the trailer has always been a little short and it was aggravating as heck having to prop it on something to get it level . Fortunately a stock Jeep Wrangler windshield to roll bar extension is the perfect o.d. to fit in the jack .

This shows how much I need to add to get to level .

Custom roll bar extension piece.

All welded up with super custom black paint .

I also started working on the tongue box mounts , and if I get lucky I will get it mounted up this afternoon .
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Unread 08-24-2014, 07:35 PM   #235
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In between rain showers Kimbo and I snuck out for some trailer testing . I wasnt sure how it would handle with all the changes , but I was relieved to see that the trailer is rock solid! We went through tight curves , over bumps , and high speeds with 0 issues . Now that the handling is dialed in , its time to start outfitting the trailer for camping trips .




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Unread 11-09-2014, 07:13 PM   #236
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One thing I have regretted on my build is not adding a parking brake when I built it. I had been kicking around the idea of using mountain bike rotors and calipers , then after some further thought motorcycle brakes made a lot more sense. Thankfully I had more time to think it over and I found the brakes below that will bolt onto my axle and they have a manual e brake. The plan is to use TJ e brake cables and the bracket to tie the two cables together. That leaves the e brake handle to figure out. I want something that I can lock in the open position for some security when I leave the trailer at camp. I am still working on that part of the design , but I hope inspiration will strike as I wander around the junkyard.

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Unread 12-27-2014, 09:25 PM   #237
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Kimbo surprised me for my birthday with a Igloo super cooler ! We are one step closer to going out on an extended camping trip this spring . We need to get one good trip in to work out the bugs before we head to Canada this Summer . Have I mentioned I really want to drive North of the Arctic Circle in Nunavut? Kimbo thinks I am crazy because there are no roads on the map
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Unread 01-05-2015, 08:40 PM   #238
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The cooler fits ! Now to get all the other camping gear figured out. I am still working on what I want to use to secure the tonneau. The current front runner is a pair of XJ hood latches but I have micro tubular cam locks that also look like they would work.
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Unread 03-22-2015, 08:17 PM   #239
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Drivers side latch is complete though I think I am going to move the latch up a little higher so that it is more out of sight. It is really nice to have a working latch so that I can get rid of the rope and have a secure latch.

Modified Jeep Cherokee latch with a bike brake cable to pull the lever.

J10 and WJ lurking...

Cable is in and routed.

Heres the temporary pull handle location.
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Unread 04-04-2015, 10:41 PM   #240
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Took the LJ and the trailer out of hibernation this weekend and everything worked fine. In fact the modified Cherokee latches are going to be perfect on the trailer with some minor tweaking.
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