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Scrounging Trailer

Post in 'The Gear' started by oppirs, May 16, 2013.

  1. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    The monster tires are going to make a bolt-on solution tougher. If you want to spend some money, check Northern Tool, eTrailer.com, or Tractor Supply for trailer fenders. Most I have seen are 7" - 10" wide. You might still be outta luck depending on how much tire the law will allow to hang out.

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  2. geoff1969

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    wouldnt have thought getting a set of gaurds rolled up out of some steel would cost much , but if your hard up for a dollar try looking around for one of those plastic 44 gallon drums and cut one of those up ...... ps trailer is looking good ..cheers
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    Sweet hauler, Very nice job;ex
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  5. Ehouse

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    How about flat top fenders out of treated for a place to set your electric splitter, or a small gas job with the wheels removed? Handy spot for servicing your saw as well.
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    Or Beer;ex
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  8. MasterMech

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    I like where you're going with that.

    2" receiver hitch mounted to one side. Or off the back.

    Then this. - http://bcove.me/89b1pk6w
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    How about a cooler rack?;)
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    SOOOOO JEALOUS !!!!
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  11. oppirs

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    It's done! LOL ;lol on some of the comments. Just did my barrel idea, ready to rock&roll. Bearings repacked. Has a spare too.

    I thoroughly enjoyed my project on my off hours. Hope you did too.

    To round my costs:
    Trailer $0.00 with title
    Tires $0.00
    R&R tires $24.00 (But not spare)
    Decking $177.00
    Paint $0.00
    Hardware $18.00
    Fenders $0.00
    $18.00 to plate/tag a year

    Hours spent=Priceless

    Now you know the total cost!

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    Can't beat it with a BIG stick!;) NICE....
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  13. oppirs

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    Thx Dave, I hope this was a good report on a trailer re-do. May help others.

    I know you want to see it loaded that will come later,==c
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    looks good = now load her up and enjoy ....... thanks for the build up photos .. cheers
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    Nice and cheap. If you do feel like spending some money on it buy a pair of trailer tires for it. They have a stronger side wall than P or LT tires and will handle better with a load.
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