My scratch built 40 series trailer. ( project TOW40 )

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Corey 5
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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer.

Unread post by Corey 5 » October 9th, 2013, 9:27 pm

So jealous of this!! Looks awesome mate, keen to see it finished. Keep it up :D
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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer.

Unread post by Aaron Schubert » October 11th, 2013, 10:20 pm

What a beast. Looking forward to the end result!

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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer.

Unread post by croozy » October 21st, 2013, 6:02 pm

Thanks Corey & Aaron. Thought I might've got another go at on the weekend but I wasn't lucky enought to even open the shed. so maybe next weekend then.
I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory.

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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer.

Unread post by croozy » October 26th, 2013, 3:03 pm

Had a bit of spare time today so I thought I'd make up the mudguards for the trailer.
I had to do it the hard way though.
By hand.
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I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory.

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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer.

Unread post by croozy » October 26th, 2013, 3:08 pm

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I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory.

HAVE A GANDA AT MY SHED
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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer.

Unread post by oversite » October 27th, 2013, 10:50 pm

Looking good.

You have some good metal working skills, whats your trade? (If you dont mind me asking)

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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer.

Unread post by croozy » October 28th, 2013, 11:45 am

Thanks mate. I don't have any sort of trade at all. Just an average bloke.
I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory.

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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer.

Unread post by oversite » October 28th, 2013, 12:07 pm

mate, Im the same you are just a few years ahead of me in skill. keep building and I may have to steal your idea one day!

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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer.

Unread post by croozy » October 28th, 2013, 8:13 pm

I went out to do a bit more today on it. I decided to have a bit of a play to work out my wheel travel.
Where it sit now it will have 9" of up travel. I originaly wanted it to sit the same height as the rear of the shorty & it is still 2" lower then the rear of the car. But I will see if it needs to go higher or not.
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Then I had a crack at puting more work into the body. I welded some more panel supports in until my mig went on the fritz & wouldn't work. So I spent the rest of the arvo fixing the bloody welder.
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I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory.

HAVE A GANDA AT MY SHED
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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer. ( project TOW40 )

Unread post by monkeybucket » October 30th, 2013, 11:25 pm

Got some skills there croozy... Nice work on the guards... really startin to take shape. :)
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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer. ( project TOW40 )

Unread post by croozy » October 31st, 2013, 5:27 pm

Thank you Mr Bucket. Going to try and start the chassis next I think. That way I can work out where the mounts between the body & the chassis will go.
I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory.

HAVE A GANDA AT MY SHED
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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer. ( project TOW40 )

Unread post by croozy » November 1st, 2013, 5:47 pm

I had the day off work today so what better way to spend it then doing more on the trailer.
I got some steel delivered & started measuring & cutting up the pieces for the chassis.
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I got most of the chassis welded up & just need to fit the drawbar in.
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Next I set it all up on my workbench & put the springs I'm using under it to work out where the axle will sit.
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Then I made up some spring hangers for the front of the springs.
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Tomorrow I'll get a bit more done & hopfully have the springs all set up.
I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory.

HAVE A GANDA AT MY SHED
http://www.4wdaction.com.au/gallery/21984-crikey

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

Unread post by edz » November 1st, 2013, 5:57 pm

Starting to take shape nicely Croozy, Wish I had a garden shed like youres to play in again though .
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" WHAT WE HAV'NT WE GO WITH OUT "

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

Unread post by croozy » November 1st, 2013, 6:07 pm

Thanks edz, I can't take credit for the shed though but it is the father inlaws though.
I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory.

HAVE A GANDA AT MY SHED
http://www.4wdaction.com.au/gallery/21984-crikey

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

Unread post by croozy » November 2nd, 2013, 8:16 pm

Well here's today's effort. I spent 4 hours running around town getting all the stuff I needed before the shops shut at lunch time & that way I could just get into it without stopping.
My aim for today was to get the chassis almost finished & the suspension in.
After measuring, checking & then measuring & checking again......& again. I set the springs into position.
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I had it set up with the spring on the axle to make measurements for drilling the axle to fit on th springs & then later took it back to spring under, cut the axle to length & tacked the stubs in.
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I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory.

HAVE A GANDA AT MY SHED
http://www.4wdaction.com.au/gallery/21984-crikey

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