My scratch built 40 series trailer. ( project TOW40 )

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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer. ( project TOW40 )

Unread post by croozy » April 21st, 2014, 5:29 pm

Thanks guys, I just can't seem to get a proper crack at it lately.
That & funds keep getting diverted to useless stuff like bills & the like. :D
I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory.

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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer. ( project TOW40 )

Unread post by croozy » March 26th, 2015, 6:41 pm

Ok, after a long time of no progress due to a number of things that have taken my time up, I have finally done some work on the trailer. I have to have it done because we're going on a holiday in a few months & I need it finished so it can carry our gear. The missus has informed me that I have 90 days to get this done, finished & rego'd. I also have to put a new engine in the shorty too.
In the last couple of weekends, I've removed the spring mounts that I made for it & replaced them with some standard Toyota mounts. I finished up the axle & mounted the wheel spacers. I have also been welding in more floor bracing to the body for where the floor will be fixed to & started making the frame for the tailgate. The spare wheel carrier is done too which means the chassis is finished and Ive moved on to trying to get the waves out of the sheet metal. So more to come soon.
Here's some progress pics.
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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer. ( project TOW40 )

Unread post by croozy » March 26th, 2015, 6:43 pm

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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer. ( project TOW40 )

Unread post by croozy » July 10th, 2015, 5:16 pm

i finished the trailer a few weeks back & we just got back from a 2 week trip that covered about 2700klm's.
So I thought I'd chuck up a couple of pics of it finished. There was no offroad stuff on this trip but it towed awesome the whole trip.
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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer. ( project TOW40 )

Unread post by Peter Aawen » July 10th, 2015, 5:50 pm

Looks pretty flash croozy, seems to suit the vehicle & looks like it does the job well; :thumb:

But I do hafta ask.....






How come it's still clean? :p
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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer. ( project TOW40 )

Unread post by croozy » July 10th, 2015, 6:27 pm

Cheers man. It is a little dirty just from road grime. But this was just a road trip holiday. I need to get myself some new camping gear & do an offroad trek.
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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer. ( project TOW40 )

Unread post by Shann Low » July 11th, 2015, 12:03 am

Nice work indeed!.

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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer. ( project TOW40 )

Unread post by croozy » July 11th, 2015, 1:51 pm

Thanks Shann. I still have a few things that I have to do to it but they're only minor things.
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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer. ( project TOW40 )

Unread post by Shann Low » July 11th, 2015, 11:22 pm

That's REALLY solid work - and the way its designed / built to match the vehicle is a master stoke - looks like it came out of the factory with the vehicle... like it was meant to be there! :thumb: :thumb:
If I could do half as well - I'd be a happy man - loving those stainless T handle catches too!
It's a real credit to you. :waycool:

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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer. ( project TOW40 )

Unread post by croozy » July 12th, 2015, 9:29 am

Thanks again. My idea was to make it look like the back end of the cruiser just to be a bit different. I also wanted something that had a wheel track similar to the shorty. My last camper trailer was a Trek Camper & it's track was a lot wider then the cruiser & it used to get caught in ruts & which would then pull the car into them. Making the chassis sepperate to the body made it easier for me to move around by myself, and it just seemed the better way to make it too in case it got damaged too.
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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer. ( project TOW40 )

Unread post by SparkieKev » July 16th, 2015, 7:14 am

Smart looking set up mate. Really nice work.
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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer. ( project TOW40 )

Unread post by monkeybucket » July 16th, 2015, 7:55 pm

Freakin nice finish mate...Looks great. Top job :cool: :cool:
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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer. ( project TOW40 )

Unread post by croozy » July 17th, 2015, 7:30 pm

Thanks guys, the whole unit got a few comments on the trip up north.
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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer. ( project TOW40 )

Unread post by THE RIG » July 18th, 2015, 11:00 am

that looks great, well done!

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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer. ( project TOW40 )

Unread post by croozy » July 20th, 2015, 11:04 pm

Cheers man. Ta
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