Ok, here is my first shot at building my first trailer. I have some questions but since everyone likes pictures here we go:
Pile of crap - minus leaf springs. Forgot to toss them in for the pic. The axle is a rear axle out of an 86 Honda civic, so the trailer will ride high because the tires will be right under the sides of the trailer (totally flush, so the trailer rides on top of the tires). I dont really want it high, but I would rather have it higher then wider. But I could unbolt it and use one of the square tube I have and make my own axle shaft if I think its to high.
Used to be a roof rack seen here:
And taken off ready to be sand blasted here. Its huge, measures 5'6''x10'6''. It even has corners made for tail lights (where it had reverse spot beams).
Working out of the back of the jeep
One square tube, not bad at all just surface rust
This tube was a little worse, with some pitting but nothing to ruin structural stability
Make shift bench where I was wire wheeling the hell out of the stuff (the long piece will
So its started. I borrowed my friends sand blaster for metal wire mesh thats impossible to wire wheel. I will get back to it the day after tomorrow and start making cuts and mark where I want to weld.
Couple questions though. How far back should the axle be set from the center of the trailer bed?
How long should the tongue be?