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Old 09-16-2015, 09:10 AM   #16
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Thanks fellas. I want to try and keep the original style fenders, just because they are so unique. So I'm probably fix it, just so I'm not throwing universal fenders on it...I think it'll change the look too much.

Appreciate the suggestions though. Keep them coming.


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You need to get one of these! for the trailer, that is!


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Old 09-16-2015, 11:59 PM   #18
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They sell those trailer fenders in like 10 different sizes and styles
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Old 10-10-2015, 01:35 PM   #19
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While I still havent found any fenders that match, Im looking (sorta) for someone good with an English wheel so make me a patch for the main top part of the fender. Thats the current plan for now.

Looking for and inquiring on a metal toolbox of dimensions: 46"x16x16" Yes, 46, not 48.....danngit.
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Old 11-16-2015, 08:26 PM   #20
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Talked to a guy with a trailer forsale who thought he only had one fender left, but he is seemingly useless when it comes to memory, phone calls, pictures, or anything related to selling an item. So thats a scratch.

Back to plan A
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Cut and hauled firewood around the property today with my trailer and Jeep. Got it pulled up adn over a log that was a good 16" round. So Id say itll work for an offroad trailer.


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Cut and hauled firewood around the property today with my trailer and Jeep. Got it pulled up adn over a log that was a good 16" round. So Id say itll work for an offroad trailer.
I really need one of those. Cool picture
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I really need one of those. Cool picture
http://www.ebay.com/itm/David-Bradle...tWLcTR&vxp=mtr
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Old 01-04-2016, 08:20 PM   #24
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Well Ive started working on my plan a little more lately. I really want to get this going and not sitting outside in the cold, pink, and ugly.

So I called a sandblaster today and they were still closed for holidays. Tomrrow Ill try again.

I want to get it blasted, and then I still need to decide if I want it primed, or bare. This depends on what I do for "paint".

Im looking into POR15 (great stuff), but I havent decided where exactly I want to put it on; the underside? the tub? outside? everywhere? IDK.

Eventually the trailer will match the Jeep, this much I know. So I will need to paint the tub green. Can I paint over POR15?


Not sure on bedliners either.....pretty sure I do not want LineX (great stuff, but over my budget). Im saying NO to Rustoleom, and Duplicolor. Junk is the term associated with them. Anyone have any experience with Monstaliner, RaptorLiner, or Herculiner?


Also, its cold here in north eastern Ohio. And its January, so its not warming up anytime soon. I need to be able to heat, paint, and cure this thing if Im painting it myself. No heat in the shop means thats probably out, its like painting outside practically. Not much heat in the home garage either... and its a smaller, cleaner space. Easier to heat, but I need a better heating setup that won't cost me a million dollars to get, run, or both.

So I don't want it to sit all dang winter, and I don't want to get it blasted and primed and sit all winter, and I don't want to tear it apart for blasting and let it sit all winter. Whats a guy to do???

I haven't even begun to mention that Im in-between jobs (harvest season is over) and could be leaving town soon for Iowa again. That makes things interesting as well, cause I think the trailer is going with.....and not in pieces, or primer....in winter weather.


On the brighter side, I have a long list of things to add to the trailer when its been blasted and I am doing bodywork/metalwork.
-jerry cans in decent shape (x3)
-jerry can holders (x3)
-going to get a water tote.....still deciding on that and taking input...
-81mm ammo cans for storage underneath (x2)

Im looking for a spare tire and wheel if anybody knows anybody.
Also looking for a Pioneer tool rack tenatively.
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Old 02-08-2016, 04:21 PM   #25
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Ive got a line on a spare tire and wheel Im going to look at tomorrow. Its an old Willys Jeep wheel on a 6.00x16 NDT tire that would match the two Ive got already. The wheel is a little different than my David Bradley wheels, but thats ok, its a spare.

So tomorrow morning ill take a little trip and hopefully bring that home.


Then Im headed to the shop to whip up a temporary light bracket so I can temporarily mount my two taillights and wire them in roughly until I get the trailer blasted in Iowa, where Im planning on heading in a week or so. Ive got to get out of the house, Im going crazy here.

So, lights, spare tire, license it, and check the wheel bearings/hubs, then Im outta here with it. First trip longer than a couple miles and its going 12 hours. UffDa.

Im excited.


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Old 02-09-2016, 08:42 PM   #26
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Well today the trailer went to the shop and got lights installed. I fabbed up a couple brackets for them, and ran the wiring harness neatly, but temporarily until I get the trailer blasted and redone. Lights work great, look great, and make my happy. Lol. Glad to be working on it.

I forgot to take a picture, but I had the whole trailer strung up by the lift, tongue up, tailgate down. Pretty fun.

I picked up a spare tire/wheel this morning and it will be dismantled tomorrow to empty the fluid from the inside, and to replace the valve stem. Might even (probably is) a tube-type tire, so a new tube will need to be acquired. Fun stuff. I have a jack from a New Holland baler that I will be restoring and fitting to the trailer tongue. Its old, its strong, and works very smoothly. Not like those cheap jacks they sell in stores around here.

Gonna be awesome.

Projects complete:
-lights
-wiring
-spare acquired
-fitment checked

Tomorrow and the next day will be:
-licensing the trailer
-fixing the spare
-jack project
-check hubs and bearings
-grease everything




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Old 02-09-2016, 10:00 PM   #27
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Looks good
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:18 PM   #28
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I think so. Thank you.

Very basic, but classy brackets. Made of 1" angle iron, so the brackets are square and angled, yet have smooth lines, and have wrapped/bent ends that are welded up smooth to give a few curves to match that of the trailer. I think I captured 1948 manufacturing in these little badboys. Its funny how the little things can make you happy.
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Old 02-10-2016, 05:57 AM   #29
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Looking good! Nice work!
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Old 02-10-2016, 08:44 PM   #30
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Sweet! Have you ever price on off those off road equipment trailers? 10K for some of them.


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