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Unread 08-12-2010, 02:28 PM   #1
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Utility trailer build

I have always wanted to build a utility trailer. So I decided why not build one! Heres some shots during contruction. Trialer is not completely finished but It is registered for the road and can be used. Trailer deck measures 7' by 12'.




























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Unread 08-12-2010, 02:37 PM   #2
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I like it. I think if it were me, I would have added a small edge around the perimeter of the floor to prevent any small pieces from rolling off.

Kinda like this:



Oddly, you don't see that very often, though. But, great job! Looks good.
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Unread 08-12-2010, 02:39 PM   #3
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I may be adding steel mesh around the perimeter. Like I said,,its not completely done, but for now I can use it. I built it to mainly haul my ATV's,,lawn tractor,,etc.

Thanks for looking!
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Unread 08-12-2010, 02:41 PM   #4
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That would look good, I think. You should be able to haul your TJ with that too...
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Unread 08-12-2010, 02:47 PM   #5
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That would look good, I think. You should be able to haul your TJ with that too...


Actually,,,,lol,,,,Ive thought of that. All id have to do is add another 3500lb axle,,,brakes and reinforce the tougue! All options for later on!
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Unread 08-14-2010, 08:28 PM   #6
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Added some strenght tonight by "A-framing" the tougue. Original center tube is 2.5"x2.5" with a 1/4" wall. Outter tubes are 2"x2" with a 1/4" wall. All tubes extend under trailer to Axel.




For ****s and giggles. Dont worry. I would NEVER consider towing the jeep without adding another 3500lb axel and brakes. Thought It would be cool to see if it would fit tho.

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Unread 08-14-2010, 09:06 PM   #7
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Nice, i likey! Kudos on nice fab work.
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Unread 08-14-2010, 09:23 PM   #8
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Thanks!
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Unread 08-14-2010, 10:31 PM   #9
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Beautiful fab work. Your welds make me jealous.
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Unread 08-15-2010, 02:17 AM   #10
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Wow! Thanks!
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Unread 08-15-2010, 07:21 AM   #11
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Another FINE project

I'm by far just "Nit Picking" but noticed the ramps made out of angle iron,if you flip those ramps aver they will be MUCH more stronger and take years of abuse better.

Angle iron is designed for it's strength when applying the load on top of the point of the "A",they are actualy pretty weak when used upside down..just a thought for you.

I have the same type of ramps on my 8'x16' car hauler,and even with the angles pointed up the way they need to be, they have some bend in them from several years of use
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Unread 09-23-2010, 05:55 PM   #12
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Thanks for the tip.

I agree with what you are saying. I like the looks of it this way better tho. If I ever planned on beefing up the trailer with another axel and brakes for towing my jeep I would definately have to consider doing something different with the tail gate.
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