Don't Tell The Wife

Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by haighfam, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. Jul 31, 2017
    haighfam

    haighfam Member

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    Bought this trailer cheap. Told her we needed a utility trailer for dump runs. Converting it into a nice little trailer to tow behind the jeep. Spent the weekend converting the torsion suspension to leaf spring. It would only hold a couple hundred pounds. Changed hubs to 5 on 5 1/2 while I was at it. Fenders and paint next weekend.
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  2. Jul 31, 2017
    3b a runnin

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    Looks good. Where did you find the 5 on 5 1/2 hubs?
     
  3. Aug 1, 2017
    haighfam

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    At the local metal and trailer supply.
     
  4. Aug 2, 2017
    haighfam

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    Got the fenders welded on tonight. Just need to finish the paint. First use is to take 3/4 yard of busted up concrete to the dump. (NOT with jeep 9" brakes would be asking for trouble.)
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  5. Aug 3, 2017
    47v6

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    Thats a nice little trailer.
     
  6. Aug 11, 2017
    haighfam

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    Wife took the utility trailer to pick up some gravel today. It passed the load test ! 1 1/2 yards of damp gravel. I told her next time keep it to one yard. Got to go shovel gravel now :(

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  7. Aug 11, 2017
    rusty

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    That little trailer has a bunch of weight on it. I'm impressed.
     
  8. Aug 15, 2017 at 12:48 PM
    Keys5a

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    Using it for what it was made for!
    Looks good.
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  9. Aug 17, 2017 at 7:17 PM
    jeepermc

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    Well done! Looks like a great little trailer to build from.
     

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