Taking The Average Box Trailer To A New Level

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Rogers Cruiser
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Re: Taking The Average Box Trailer To A New Level

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » October 6th, 2014, 10:37 pm

Thats it, butting the drawbar straight up, is not a good idea unless you know 100% what you are doing and have the skills to back it up. Obviously yours survived well!

As I say mine isnt going anywhere.
'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

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monkeybucket
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Re: Taking The Average Box Trailer To A New Level

Unread post by monkeybucket » October 7th, 2014, 9:31 pm

Gotta a great platform coming together there ... gonna be a bulletproof trailer with that 60 series setup ... :)
Cheers
Chris.

Off road when I'm good...in the shed when I'm naughty.

South West All Terrain ... www.swat4x4.com

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Re: Taking The Average Box Trailer To A New Level

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » October 14th, 2014, 9:47 pm

I got Parts!!!

And my steel place has guaranteed that the steel sides and for the tailgate will be ready to pickup tomorrow but I have to go away for a week or so, so I doubt anything will happen untill I get back.

40 series backing plates with slave cylinders. - $27 of facebook!

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Here is the hydraulic brake unit, the hard and soft lines and actuator. All new of ebay for about $140.

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I also picked up a 3T braked Treg hitch and car piece, as well as a jockey wheel of a friend for $50.

The axle and hubs came from a donor axle that I stole the origional 60 series backing plates so thats $0.

And I picked up 4 tires (2 good 2 crap) for $50.

Yes Im a cheapskate! :frog:
'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!

Rogers Cruiser
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Re: Taking The Average Box Trailer To A New Level

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » November 9th, 2014, 1:58 pm

Ok, Ive had some progress!

Sides are on, rear door has been fab'd up. allthough it isnt perfectly straight :(

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The hinges and welds all along the sides will clean up pretty well, just needs a couple of hours will a flap disk.

I have been spying on factory and professionally made campers and They use alot of folded sheet metal and then weld the seams rather then boxing out the sheet with RHS, After getting those sides on I am very confident that my way feels stronger, and with those sides on, there is no movement in any direction.

I will hit all the seams with automotive seam filler after etching and then using killrust enamel. One of the major parts of this project is makeing sure the thing will NEVER rust.
'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!

Rogers Cruiser
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Re: Taking The Average Box Trailer To A New Level

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » November 9th, 2014, 2:00 pm

Next on the to do list, is to clean up all the welds and etchprime/cold gal all the exposed steel. I also still have to fix the rear door and work out a latching system.

Then Im going to roll it over and get the axle sorted, I think that may be a bit of a challange.
'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!

monkeybucket
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Re: Taking The Average Box Trailer To A New Level

Unread post by monkeybucket » January 3rd, 2015, 11:12 pm

Looking forward to seeing the axle setup...
I just went with a square 2 tonner from the trailer parts store which left me with the interesting situation of mounting the bloody thing to my Hilux suspension...I think I got it sorted but am now plagued with the idea of chopping up the 70 series diff housing I got here... LOL
Cheers
Chris.

Off road when I'm good...in the shed when I'm naughty.

South West All Terrain ... www.swat4x4.com

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Re: Taking The Average Box Trailer To A New Level

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » January 21st, 2015, 6:54 pm

any more info on your setup monkeybucket?

I think I have my axle setup sorted some people have had bad stories about welded axles, but Im now not sure if it will pass blueslip, I will have to start asking arround.

Its 5mm thick 40NB pipe as a sleve with 4.??mm thick pipe arround the outside, its strong as all hell but im worried about the insepction.

The suspension setup is all done, and today I put the brakes together and flipped it over so I can measure up for the floor.
'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: Taking The Average Box Trailer To A New Level

Unread post by monkeybucket » January 21st, 2015, 10:25 pm

Maybe take it to a diff builder to check it over? Sounds strong as...

I have the suspension together...Went with my square axle...added 60mm wide plates top and bottom to match the spring perch dimensions and a 12mm thick plate on the U bolt clamp to beef it up as I spun it 90 degrees to run the shox parallel with the axle.

Will get some pics up soon...
Cheers
Chris.

Off road when I'm good...in the shed when I'm naughty.

South West All Terrain ... www.swat4x4.com

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Re: Taking The Average Box Trailer To A New Level

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » April 2nd, 2015, 11:43 am

Hay monkey, sorry itrs been so long I have been away.

Any chance of those photos?
'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: Taking The Average Box Trailer To A New Level

Unread post by monkeybucket » April 3rd, 2015, 6:30 pm

This is what I got so far...going to change it to spring over with the bump stop clamped to the leaf spring instead of on the chassis. Will be shortening the U-bolt clamp to match the width of the spring as it was originally designed to go the other way on the utes.

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No plans this Easter unfortunately in between jobs again...WA is no place to find a full time job or ongoing work...lol...so I will start the mod on the U-bolt clamps. Should be sweet buy the end of the week.
Cheers
Chris.

Off road when I'm good...in the shed when I'm naughty.

South West All Terrain ... www.swat4x4.com

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Re: Taking The Average Box Trailer To A New Level

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » April 3rd, 2015, 10:40 pm

Looks good mate,

When you done please share a few more shots of the suspension.

Thanks!
'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: Taking The Average Box Trailer To A New Level

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » May 5th, 2015, 9:35 pm

Sorry its taking so long,

I got the hubs together, and the brakes sorted, I still need to weld some angle to mount the soft hose in the brake setup.

Then I will flip it over and start to sort the top. (flipping is going to be a 3 person job - by now the thing is getting heavy. )
'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: Taking The Average Box Trailer To A New Level

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » October 4th, 2015, 12:06 am

So Im getting back into it,

I had it on wheels, so I could get everything lined up. BUT then I flipped it back upside down so I could finish welding in the side steps, and rust proof everything with kill rust.

Sorry the photos were taken in the dark......

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So its starting to get together but there is still a heap of welding and cleaning up to do before I can start to finalise wiring and brakes and start the painting process.
'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: Taking The Average Box Trailer To A New Level

Unread post by rowdyskrooza » November 3rd, 2015, 6:14 am

Did you ever think about just getting the whole thing hot dip galvanized when you're finished?
If you think the last 4 words of the national anthem are gentlemen, start your engines, you might be a redneck.

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Re: Taking The Average Box Trailer To A New Level

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » November 3rd, 2015, 11:25 am

That would be the absolute best option, but I dont think its within the budget,

I need to replace the axle because its slightly to long and change a few things that I have decided wont work.
Money is starting to get short between keeping my current landcruiser on the road and restoring another one, this trailer really needs to stay cheap.
'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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