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Old 07-10-2009, 10:24 AM   #1
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Custom Jeep Trailer Project

I am building a trailer to pull behind the jeep for camping and going to my family's cabin. A friend of mine owns a metal fab. shop and he is helping with the project. We get together once a week and after work and it is starting to take shape. I figured maybe others might be interested in our ideas and you could watch the trailer take shape as we work on it.

The project started with the need for storage space to go on trips. I picked up a used tonneau cover from a Ford Ranger for the top of the trailer. I didn't realize that it was wider in the front than in the back and that was our first problem to work through.

Our current issue is finding rims. I would like steel rims from a jeep so I won't have to cary a spare tire. I haven't found any yet at the local salvage yards.

Also I think the sides are to high. We might have to cut an inch or two off. I think it looks to boxy, but that might change a little when we make the fenders. We are trying to match wrangler fenders as close as we can. We built the sides high because with the tires I have and 16 inch rims the trailer should be about the same height as the box on the jeep.

Well here are some pics so far. It looks rough, but give it a little time and she will take shape.
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:32 AM   #2
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That looks like a fun little project you have there. Good luck with the rest of it!

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Old 07-10-2009, 12:02 PM   #3
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Try ExPo's Trailer Section and IH8MUD for advice and sympathy.

Trailers are way-cool; once you camp with one you'll never want to go back.





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Old 07-10-2009, 03:21 PM   #4
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that is a sick setup with the tent
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Definitely a nice set up.
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Jeeze! 4 propane tanks and 2 J cans!


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Try ExPo's Trailer Section and IH8MUD for advice and sympathy.
X2 on ExpeditionPortal.com - not just for trailers, but for a lot of fun stuff.
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nice project. i have tons of steel jeep wheels if you are near illinois.
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Jeeze! 4 propane tanks and 2 J cans!
Sorry; I recently relocated the propane tanks to the rear to cut down on tongue weight --- made it look like there are 4. 2 10-pounders are fine, even in winter when we're heating the tent at night.
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Well after a week off we got back to work on the trailer. I have a few rims that fit the trailer, but still haven't picked up any rims that I am going to use. The tires on the jeep are to big for the trailer. I have a rim and tire that is approximately the size i am looking for, but it has some wierd deep sockets where the lug nuts go and we weren't able to get lug nuts on it. We set it on the lugs anyway and worked on the fenders. The JK has a fender that is hard to copy. In fact it took us all night to come close to copying it. I definately need to get some rims and tires before welding the fenders on just in case they don't look right. After the fenders are done there should be a lot more improvement every night we work on it.

Here are a couple pics.
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lookin good. keep those pics coming.
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nice little project man keep it up

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