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post #16 of 35 Old 03-28-2020, 09:18 AM
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Putting some work in.

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post #17 of 35 Old 03-28-2020, 09:27 AM
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Yeah, I changed mine out too. Had to get the 7/16 lug nuts, but I had a couple extra matching rims/tires from the CJ. The original 1967 NDT tires were split pretty bad from age, so I didn't trust them for this 1 ton of pea gravel load I had to haul. The 31-10.5s fit the bill perfect.

Only thing I want to do for this is a new brake cable, mine rusted and broke last summer. The brake handle is starting to split from corrosion under it, Ohio winters are friendly to no metal...
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post #18 of 35 Old 03-28-2020, 12:37 PM
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I built this trailer in 95. It has been a work in progress since then. Started out as a 1947 highlander which has the 5-5.5 with 1/2" studs. The only thing left of the highlander trailer is the axle and hubs. I had access to a roller for the corners but I believe you could quarter about a 8" diameter thin wall pipe to make the corners. Instead of having a swiveling pintle hook I decided I would make the ring swivel. I just finished the grey herculiner. Next is figuring out a top for it. I would like to put brakes on it including a parking brake. I ended the tongue just forward of the axle but did make it so I could hook onto it if needed.
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You did an excellent job on that trailer!


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post #20 of 35 Old 03-28-2020, 01:48 PM
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Thank you. It's taken 32 years to get the Jeep like I want it (notice I didn't say done) hopefully it doesn't take that long for the trailer.

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post #21 of 35 Old 04-09-2020, 09:17 AM
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Well, since I have lots of time on my hands for projects right now I decided it's time to make some progress on building a tonneau cover for my trailer.
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post #22 of 35 Old 04-09-2020, 09:44 AM
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Just an idea when you finish your trailer; paint it to match your jeep. That’s what I did for my off road trailer.
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post #23 of 35 Old 04-10-2020, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Just an idea when you finish your trailer; paint it to match your jeep. Thatís what I did for my off road trailer.
His CJ is White.........
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post #24 of 35 Old 04-11-2020, 03:01 AM
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My homebrew trailer. 8 lug spindles to match jeep.
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post #25 of 35 Old 04-11-2020, 03:15 PM
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My dream is to make an off road trailer, with electric drive at the wheels. All the bells & whistles you all want or have done with camping beds, pop out grills, food storage, tanks for this/that, etc, but with positive ground power capabilities to assist when in a tough spot.
Modern technology, get a couple electric drive hubs rigged up, that would coast free when on the road, but when off road and need that little push/pull, you could control the trailer axle drive with a remote/switch/something from the cab. Maybe a joy stick control to regulate power as needed to each wheel? Rig up a rear winch too, and trailer could pull itself out of the way. If remote, you could use it to move the trailer around, when not connected to the truck, as it would have its own onboard battery system. Or, could have a wired control on the trailer, like electric/hydraulic dump trailers use, but directional so you could work both wheels with one control to turn L/R back/forward.
Would make the trailer into a positive system back there, instead of just a rolling anchor
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post #26 of 35 Old 05-17-2020, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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My dream is to make an off road trailer, with electric drive at the wheels. All the bells & whistles you all want or have done with camping beds, pop out grills, food storage, tanks for this/that, etc, but with positive ground power capabilities to assist when in a tough spot.
Modern technology, get a couple electric drive hubs rigged up, that would coast free when on the road, but when off road and need that little push/pull, you could control the trailer axle drive with a remote/switch/something from the cab. Maybe a joy stick control to regulate power as needed to each wheel? Rig up a rear winch too, and trailer could pull itself out of the way. If remote, you could use it to move the trailer around, when not connected to the truck, as it would have its own onboard battery system. Or, could have a wired control on the trailer, like electric/hydraulic dump trailers use, but directional so you could work both wheels with one control to turn L/R back/forward.
Would make the trailer into a positive system back there, instead of just a rolling anchor
How about using a front axle with locking hubs and make it hydraulic drive.
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post #27 of 35 Old 05-18-2020, 01:56 PM
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There is another idea!
And sure someone with the $$'s, knowledge, and shop space, will eventually share their finished project with us, like those above
Nice job to all.
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post #28 of 35 Old 05-20-2020, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
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Just thought I would add an idea that isn't mine, years ago one of the guys that used a trailer on the beach set it up with a sound system and lights, and powered it off a couple of deep cell batteries, he charged it by using a live rear axle to drive an alternator under the bed. I though that was a pretty cool idea.
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post #29 of 35 Old 05-20-2020, 05:30 AM
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A ready made option would be a jumping jack trailer. They are super rugged. You can use them as a utility trailer or install a "camping pod" which is a tent insert and load the top. They are a bit spendy, but probably no more than a military trailer or custom job.
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post #30 of 35 Old 05-20-2020, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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A ready made option would be a jumping jack trailer. They are super rugged. You can use them as a utility trailer or install a "camping pod" which is a tent insert and load the top. They are a bit spendy, but probably no more than a military trailer or custom job.
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