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    Post by muffinman on Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:47 am

    Started building my trailer a few weeks ago
    ordered my axle throw abc trailer parts got a 3500 pound axle and 2000 pound springs
    built a frame from 2 inch tubing some of the tubing is 3/16 and some is 1/4 inch this is tubing i had setting around from other jobs i put my cross pieces in 1 inch low  so i can recess  my deck boards so they will be flat with the tubing
    I put a ball hitch on for know will be changing that out at some point

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    Post by Barrows on Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:57 am

    That looks like a great start, I look forward to the updates as the build develops. Those old hankooks look good on there.
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    Post by wntrcmpr on Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:04 am

    Looking good. Where did you mount your axle?  Did you use the old 60/40 rule
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    Post by muffinman on Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:26 am

    wntrcmpr wrote:Looking good. Where did you mount your axle?  Did you use the old 60/40 rule
    Thanks the axle is mounted 4 inches back from center i did not use the 60/40 rule did not know the rule existed
    fyi i just used the Muffin rule
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    Post by wntrcmpr on Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:33 am

    muffinman wrote:
    wntrcmpr wrote:Looking good. Where did you mount your axle?  Did you use the old 60/40 rule
    Thanks the axle is mounted 4 inches back from center i did not use the 60/40 rule did not know the rule existed
    fyi i just used the Muffin rule
    Sounds like that rule will work just fine....lol
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    Post by MtnClimber on Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:13 pm

    Cool cool. Once I get my springs rearranged on my trailer you can have the left over wee springs for yours. For spares...
    Ya think the RTT truck rack will be transferable onto your trailer for ease of mounting?
    Love the name of the trailer too lol! 


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    Post by MtnClimber on Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:22 pm

    muffinman wrote:I put a ball hitch on for now will be changing that out at some point

    You can have my old multi-axis hitch if you'd like  Cool


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    Post by muffinman on Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:31 pm

    MtnClimber wrote:
    muffinman wrote:I put a ball hitch on for now will be changing that out at some point
    You can have my old multi-axis hitch if you'd like  Cool
    thanks i'll take it


    putting rack on trailer
    good idea been thinking about
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    Post by muffinman on Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:42 pm

    well been working off and on on the trailer here are some pictures of the build
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    I plan on skinning it with sheet metal
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    Post by MtnClimber on Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:59 pm

    Very nice Muf, looks super strong 'n rugged! Now ya just gotta get some wheelie adapters or a 6 lug axle.. Or are you gonna keep the Jeep pattern?


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    Post by muffinman on Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:21 pm

    going to keep the jeep pattern for right now still need to do lights and skin it and redo the hitch
    that i got off you
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    Post by Superduty11 on Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:34 pm

    Very nice
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    Post by Guest on Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:00 am

    Looking good muffin. Going to be doing a top for it or leave it open?
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    Post by muffinman on Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:30 am

    I might redo a tonneau cover to fit and I need to build a rack to put my tent on if it ever stops snowing
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    Post by Guest on Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:44 am

    Nice. Its coming around and looks great!
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    Post by Shoeman on Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:04 pm

    Been studying trailers myself. I'll watch your build. Well done so far.
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    Post by muffinman on Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:33 pm

    Shoeman wrote:Been studying trailers myself.  I'll watch your build.  Well done so far.  

    thanks

    got some body tin 22 gauge to skin it got 3 sides done
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    Post by MtnClimber on Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:05 pm

    Got any more pix of your latch assembly for the tailgate?


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    Post by muffinman on Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:35 pm

    MtnClimber wrote:Got any more pix of your latch assembly for the tailgate?

    Yessa when I get a chance I will post some up
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    Post by Ngneer on Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:52 pm

    Man I like how it's looking any updates? Another project I'm looking at. Come on with some updates if u have them. Thanks
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    Post by muffinman on Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:43 am

    Sorry no updates it's sitting in the yard waiting to be finished

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