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Old 02-10-2016, 08:54 PM   #31
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Today I spent the evening restoring an old telescoping jack from a New Holland square baler. It will be going on the trailer.

I removed half of the original mounting built-in to the top of the jack, welded a cap over it (you'd never know), and dismantled the entire thing before cleaning and throwing each piece into the glass bead cabinet. I blasted everything and promptly brought it all home and primed it and let cure by the heat of the woodstove. In the morning I shall paint. Then reassembly, and install. The only modification to the trailer will be a 3/4" hole drilled in the side of the tongue, and a small piece welded over the same area. This piece will hold the jack horizontal when I pivot it up out of the way. The welds can always be ground off should I decide return it to stock. And the hole can be welded up. But for now it will serve a purpose and be handier than anything else on the trailer.

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Old 02-11-2016, 05:03 PM   #32
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Pics of today and yesterday's project.












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Old 02-11-2016, 05:08 PM   #33
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Old 02-11-2016, 10:57 PM   #34
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Veddy Nice!
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Old 02-12-2016, 01:08 PM   #35
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Sweet find!
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Old 02-12-2016, 03:15 PM   #36
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Thanks guys.

Today I spent 3.5 hours cleaning up my new-to-me old spare wheel. I had dad demount it at work, and I took the rim back too our shop and threw it in the glass bead cabinet. The cabinet was not happy in the freezing cold, air was freezing in the hoses. The wheel is an original Willys Jeep rim, and has a very very old tire on it, but the tube was bad, so Im waiting on my tube to get here, but in the meantime I have to get this rim bare, heated, primed, and then painted. Then the remount.

It looks like the wheel was red, then later painted white.












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Veddy nice, but that hole looks huge!!
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Large diameter (5/8") valve stem and a massive hubcentric center.
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Large diameter (5/8") valve stem and a massive hubcentric center.
Must be a heck of a load rating!
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Yeah, 1948 manufacturing and a last-forever state of mind. Designed and built long before the crap we use and see today.
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Yep, Lucky dog!!
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Old 02-16-2016, 01:06 PM   #42
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Today my tube came in for the spare tire, so I went and picked it up and dropped it off with my father to get remounted. Grabbed what I needed from the shop and ran home to start on the wheel bearings. Gotta check, and repack them for the Iowa trip. Just a little bit of progress, one step at a time.

Oh, and I need to mount the license plate too.
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Old 02-22-2016, 02:38 PM   #43
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Ok, spare tire/wheel is done, looks great, my buddy even balanced it for me, which is pretty impressive since its an old old tire and wheel off a Willys Jeep, and it took a lot of lead on both sides to get it.

Wheel bearings are complete as well. We reused the old Timkens in it, which were in great shape, and had to get new seals, and we got er dun Thursday nite. Friday at 10am I hit the road, and arrived in Ames, Iowa by 10pm. So 13 hours with lots of gas stops and an hour time change.

Trailer is amazing, and never stops impressing me. The Jeep knew it was there for sure though, which is understandable, but it did great.
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Old 02-22-2016, 04:55 PM   #44
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I am curious, How you fell you XJ did and what Gear set is in it. I am concerned with how mine is going to tow up in the mountain passes, I did have some trouble with my aux. fan not helping out when it should have so I went ahead and just hard wired it with a fuse/manual switch and solenoid and run it anytime it is straining up the hills.
The reason I wanted to know what you think of the gearing for towing is. Is because I got lucky and scored some axles with 4.10's and once the trailer is closer to completion I will go ahead and put them in. I was going to put my Ford 8.8 W/3.73 gears in it and keep my tires at 31's. Now I think I will sell the axle and start looking for either a 44 (preferably) or a 8.8 with 4.10s to replace the Dana 35 some day. I would just change the gear set in the 8.25 but it would require a complete rebuild and I feel it is cheaper and something I can do myself if I just upgrade with an axle geared correctly. Like I did with the axles from my son's old XJ.
Sorry for such a long post but I am so stoked to be able to re-gear again on the cheap even though I a going back to a Dana 35 (I won't be going taller than my 31's for the time being).

I am glad you are happy with the way your trailer is working out. Cheers!!
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Old 02-22-2016, 05:12 PM   #45
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Jeep has aw4 and 3.55 gears. It hated running 65-70mph on anything in the massive headwinds I had. Wind advisory from OH to IA the whole way with 60+mph gusts.

After 73mph it was easier to keep it in 4th, and not running 3 grand in 3rd, but that takes some doing in the wind and as loaded as I was. Braking was great, and the trailer doesn't have any. No problems there.

Trailer weighs 500lb empty. Loaded may have been 1000? And the Jeep was probably up to 4800.


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