My scratch built 40 series trailer. ( project TOW40 )

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

Unread post by oversite » November 14th, 2013, 10:22 pm

croozy wrote: I also had a bit of a think about the position of the spare. I measured the tow ball weight & it looks like it will have to sit up front because with it on the back, it's actually lifting the weight off the tow ball.
What about putting a toolbox on the front, to compensate for the weight of the tire on the rear?
Or a water tank? ect. :lol:

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

Unread post by croozy » November 15th, 2013, 1:33 pm

I've left a space under the rear for a water tank. Been thinking about a box for the front too.
With the way it is now the scales said it had 25kg of tow ball weight & less then 10kg without the tyre sitting there.
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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer. ( project TOW40 )

Unread post by croozy » February 28th, 2014, 6:58 pm

Finally got a chance today after work to get back onto the trailer. It was only for a little while this arvo but I made a start on sheeting the outside.

Drilling spot weld holes. Not sure if I will continue fixing the sheeting on this way because it sucks as a job.
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Not the best job & it's going to take some body work to finish it off so it looks neat. :(
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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer. ( project TOW40 )

Unread post by THE RIG » February 28th, 2014, 10:32 pm

been hanging for some updates on this.

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

Unread post by croozy » February 28th, 2014, 10:54 pm

Yeah have to apologise for the lack of updates. Summer time is my busiest part of the year as far as work goes.
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 1st, 2014, 5:52 pm

More work on Project TOW40 today.
Got one side almost finished as far as sheet metal welded on goes.
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I cut one of the tops down for a bit of a mockup just to see how it would look.
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I have to get a piece of sheet bent up to fix to the inside of the panel work to take the waves out that you can see in the pic.
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 Rogers Cruiser » March 1st, 2014, 6:08 pm

wow. nice build. What are you planning on using for the floor? just sheet metal or checkerplate?
'98-'06 - FJ-45 Ute fell over one day and didnt survive
'06-now - HJ-47 Troopy, restored and now daily driver.
'13-now - HJ-47 Ute, Farm fresh rust bucket, needs a restoration. viewtopic.php?f=22&t=152811

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

Unread post by croozy » March 1st, 2014, 6:12 pm

Thanks man. Was going to use some alloy checkerplate. I will change the mudguards to alloy too when I do it.
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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer. ( project TOW40 )

Unread post by croozy » March 2nd, 2014, 5:03 pm

Put another few hours in on it today & this is where I'm up to.

Started tacking the second side on the trailer.
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Here's a shot of how I got around the corners.
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After I got it all tacked on I took it out of the shed for a couple of pics & also it gave me room to clean up some mess.
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And a full shot.
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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. ( project TOW40 )

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » March 2nd, 2014, 5:09 pm

whats the plan for the roof? a shorty roof or a ute roof? is it going to lift up on rams?
'98-'06 - FJ-45 Ute fell over one day and didnt survive
'06-now - HJ-47 Troopy, restored and now daily driver.
'13-now - HJ-47 Ute, Farm fresh rust bucket, needs a restoration. viewtopic.php?f=22&t=152811

now - Off Road Box/Camper Trailer. viewtopic.php?f=134&t=153968&p=1792444#p1792444

Dont listen to me, Ive got an opinion on everything!

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

Unread post by croozy » March 2nd, 2014, 5:42 pm

The roof that is in the pics is a cut down shorty roof. I have another one to cut down & join to this one. It will be hinged at the front & yeah I will be using gas struts.
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 » March 3rd, 2014, 4:39 pm

looking great...hanging for it to be finished...
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Re: My scratch built 40 series trailer. ( project TOW40 )

Unread post by croozy » March 3rd, 2014, 9:09 pm

I'm hanging to get it finished. :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 fluffy_duck » April 19th, 2014, 10:17 am

sweet looking build up mate! well done!

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

Unread post by Aaron Schubert » April 19th, 2014, 11:25 am

This is awesome. Tuff trailer!

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