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Old 03-28-2014, 11:02 PM   #1
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Off road trailer build

With retirement and plans to take some long distance trips, first one to Alaska, I wanted a trailer to carry some equipment. My plan was to build a little Harbor Freight trailer and reinforce it to make it stronger. Well then along comes Fred and he tells me we can build one, he has the equipment to do it.
So in February, I ordered and axle and some springs and I find a couple of AEV wheels for sale in the Scottsdale area and a friend of mine picks them up for me.

The second Monday in March, Fred and I go and pick up some metal

Now I need to head for work and Fred says he is going to start on the trailer, Michael is coming over and he can help, well here is what he sends me later that night



Then the next day while at work, I get these via a txt


Sorry I don't have any pictures of the fender and tires with the trailer.
Friday comes along and I kind of help Fred, put on the fender holders, a couple of jerry can frames, and stake pockets, then off to the powder coater.





The trailer is turning out to be almost the same size as a M416 trailer, so if I can, I think I will make a wood box to look like a M416 trailer, so the bed area is 40" x 72". My goal is to make the box removable, so that I can use the trailer for more than just camping and trips.

The tongue will extend from 5" to 35" depending on what length I need.
The springs are 700lbs springs and a 3500lbs axle with a 5x5 bolt pattern to match the JK.
The tires will be the ones on my JK now, with a Rubicon wheel for the spare.

I can not thank Fred & Michael enough for what they have done for me, these guys are great.

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Old 03-29-2014, 07:32 PM   #2
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Very Cool! Cant wait to see what it looks like when your done.
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:15 AM   #5
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the trailer frame is done, 400lbs, a bit heaver than thought,
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I still need to make the box
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Man that's a beautiful trailer.
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Man that's a beautiful trailer.
Thank you, it did come out nice!
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WOW nice.. what was the cost of materials? please exclude beer cost!! lol
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:10 AM   #10
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about $1100, not counting wheels & tires
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about $1100, not counting wheels & tires
That's with all the upgrades too, heavy frame, axle, lock-n-roll articulating hitch etc.

And if u add beer that's 1000 by its self ;-)
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:03 AM   #12
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That's with all the upgrades too, heavy frame, axle, lock-n-roll articulating hitch etc.

And if u add beer that's 1000 by its self ;-)
I am not adding in Fred & Mike beer tab

correction on this, forgot the hitch set up, lights, fenders
Metal = $350
Axle & Springs = $350 (Could go cheaper here, but I wanted a 5 x 5 bolt pattern to match the JK)
powder coat = $375 (you could just paint it??)
hitch setup = $275 (this you could go a cheaper way)
Lights = $50
Fenders = $60 (this you could get cheaper on line)
misc = $30

= $1550.00

Wheels I got for $160 (getting them anyways, was going to use Rubicon wheels) & tires are coming off the Rubicon & spare will be a old Rubicon wheel & tire.

Now I have to build the box for it and I will have a trailer that worth around $3500-4000
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What's your plans for the final outcome? Fiberglass wrap?
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What are your plans for the top?
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What are your plans for the top?
It will be painted inside & out in white bed liner material, the black & white should match the JK nicely.

The top will be a single piece, opening on the left side. Maybe a little raise??

Also adding in a small tail gate
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I like this set up a lot. I picked up a 4'x4' Harbor Freight trailer with the 12" wheels. Built a stake pocket box for the top of it that is removable. It looks like a deep chest freezer on wheels but tows surprisingly well. I drag it down to South Carolina with me every year to haul back the venison and gear. Looking forward to seeing this completed! Good luck!

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sitting on the trailer
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because I didn't go the full length of the trailer, a problem came up with how to mount it, so a friend came up with this idea and as you can see, I will use the stake pockets for to hold the box in place.
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sitting on the trailer

from the back

where the water cans will go

because I didn't go the full length of the trailer, a problem came up with how to mount it, so a friend came up with this idea and as you can see, I will use the stake pockets for to hold the box in place.
Your friend is pretty good with photoshop.
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Your friend is pretty good with photoshop.
He is very good, that what he does for a living, he sent me back that about 2 after I send him the other picture.
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Update

did some painting, this is just a primer & paint, I will later coat it with white "bed liner", need to work on the lid & tie downs & locks
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One thought... shock absorbers.. I had a small trailer like that we put shocks on (replaced the leaf springs with arms and coil over shocks from an FJ) and it was entirely worth the effort, rode like a dream and kept loads from bouncing around.

Not to add to your work ;-)
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Man that turned out great.
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BRAVO! BRAVO! That is incredible!
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Bruce, did you add a tailgate to the back?
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Yes there is a small tailgate in the rear
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