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What are your plans for it?
Pretty sure I want to put my rooftop tent on it and have storage underneath. I like the rooftop tent but if I am staying in the same place for several days it is a bother to pack up the tent on the truck to explore each time. Also would like the option to use it as a trailer for stuff as well. Paid nearly nothing for it. Not rusty so could be cool.
We have all seen the prices of offroad trailers and I a pretty sure i can make this pretty useful for not much $.
Awesome! I will be following this build :-)
It will be slow but will start with basics. Bearings, lights (going to try and get the originals to work), some welding on the frame. Will sand it down and paint or wrap myself. Going to pickup some truck bed racks tonight for cheap. No hurry but will start soon.
Raptor Line it! Way more durable than paint or a wrap.
oh, spray in bedliner stuff. Good idea.
Got some truck racks off cl for really cheap. Need to be 36inches apar for the tent...i think. Will remove the kayak attachments and cut/weld the top of them to mount the tent. Going to take off wheels tomorrow and check bearings and what not. This still has the drum brakes with cables attached. Trying to figure out how to attach a hand ebrake on the front to set the trailer when parked.
Put the trailer in the garage at the request of my wife :) She is incredibly patient with my "stuff" but the looks of this were just too much. :)
Pulled the wheels off and bearings seem fine. I was not using my head and realized the bearing are not "trailer" axle bearings but rear truck axle bearings. Not worried about them. Took a good look at the under neath of the trailer. Lots of surface rust but not really much rusted through areas. One area on a frame rail has a hole. Will patch/weld that. The tongue are has some ugly welds (not that I am much better) but I will address those.
Going to put some air shocks on this I think, pressure wash the heck out of it. Then figure out the "paint, bedliner coating stuff".
The above picture is really the only "weld repair" that is needed. Probably would be fine but would feel better knowing it was patched
Here are the welds in the tongue area. Probably will hold but I will try and clean them up a bit.
I am thinking of trying incorporate this bed setup i have from my ranger to the trailer. Just need to figure out a cover so in the rain it won't get the wood wet....hmmm
The slider has a cover that comes off for storage.
Kewl build start! If you are interested, I can send you details on my off road coupling I built with just a welder and drill press. Maybe $40 total. Easy build. It's on the Ongoing HEEP build page.
If that right round tube intersecting the corner of those rectangle tubes is structural, that definitely needs to be rewelded. Minimal penetration on what little weld is there.
Yes, that is on my list. Done minimal work on it so far. Did figure out what paint I am going to use. Black with a textured over spray. Cheap and looks ok.
My wife would like to park in garage and the trailer is in her spot due to her not wanting the ugly outside. So I might put some lipstick on the pig so it can sit outside and my wife won't mind as much. Then get to the build.
that would be great thanks.
If you like these pics, I can supply dimensions. It is built from 2 inch 1/4 wall tubing and 2 inch solid bar stock. The rotational pivot is a grade 5 7/8 bolt. all pivots have greese zerks.