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Old 02-25-2017, 11:34 PM
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Default Building a small trailer

I decided the time has come for a small trailer. Started out with some steel. 3" Channel, 2" Angle, 1 1/2" Square Tubing, 1" Pipe and 1/2" pipes
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Old 02-25-2017, 11:38 PM
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Default Laying out the frame

Cut the frame 45 degree
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Old 02-25-2017, 11:40 PM
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Default Adding cross members

Added 5 Cross Members to outside frame
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Old 02-25-2017, 11:45 PM
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Default Adding Torsion axles, Rims and Tires

Made a plate to pick up on torsion axle system. Also stared tacking tongue in place.
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Old 02-25-2017, 11:50 PM
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Default Adding Hitch, Jack, and Safety Chains

Welded on Hitch, Added some safety chains and mounted fold up jack.
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Old 02-25-2017, 11:54 PM
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Default Building side Rails

Sq tubing and Pipe Rails. Just got all the parts cut out waiting on some Weldable Elbows to turn the corner up front.
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Old 02-26-2017, 03:27 AM
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Just to add, no matter how many trailers you think you have as being too many, one day you'll realize, I wish I had just one more. lol

Well thought out. But of course as it may happen, we do reserve the right to nit pik's. lol

That railing system will make one solid frame for sure.

I need another small trailer just for moving material to and around the small pasture and yard that self-dumps with a load in the bed. Need's to be low sides just enough for the front bucket of Maggie. The little BH will not be a problem. Probably not larger than 2 1/2 yards max.

Do you plan to blast, acid wash or just brush and prime the frame once your done?

Solid wood planking or grate type expanded metal?
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Old 02-26-2017, 09:18 AM
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Just to add, no matter how many trailers you think you have as being too many, one day you'll realize, I wish I had just one more. lol

Well thought out. But of course as it may happen, we do reserve the right to nit pik's. lol

That railing system will make one solid frame for sure.

I need another small trailer just for moving material to and around the small pasture and yard that self-dumps with a load in the bed. Need's to be low sides just enough for the front bucket of Maggie. The little BH will not be a problem. Probably not larger than 2 1/2 yards max.

Do you plan to blast, acid wash or just brush and prime the frame once your done?

Solid wood planking or grate type expanded metal?
Hi LW, I'm not sure yet how I will finish the trailer I may have it Hot dip Galvanized, Blasted and Powered coated or just paint. I will have plenty of time to decide because I'm a long ways from the end. The deck will be 5/4 Boards Pressure Treated and the gate will be 3/4 #9 REM (Raised Expanded Metal) Vernon
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Old 02-26-2017, 11:14 AM
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Nice work! I repurposed a surplus military trailer last summer. I enjoy trailer projects!
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Old 02-26-2017, 11:35 AM
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Just to add, no matter how many trailers you think you have as being too many, one day you'll realize, I wish I had just one more. lol
No doubt. I have five right now And I keep looking at CL for a dump trailer.

I also have this crazy, insatiable urge to build an irrigation pipe trailer, although I have absolutely no need for one

Looks great Vern!
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