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M416b1 Rebuild

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by DanStew, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. Feb 22, 2019
    DanStew

    DanStew Incorrigible. Staff Member Sponsor

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    I picked this up and it had the usual rear panel cut out (why always with a torch??)
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    and i needed to figure out what i was going to do.

    I was hemming and hawing about making it a worknig tailgate or to solid mount it again.

    Well i decided to make it one piece again. All the trailers i had that i made with a tailgate, well i did not use it as much as I thought i would.

    I was going to use the 1x1 square tubing for a frame to put my original steel on, but i did not think it would really match.

    I ended up cutting out some sheetmetal and bending it to match the angles of the tub.
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    Then i cut out the rotted sides of the original panel and with a strip of steel i mated the original to the new metal.
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    It will look a bit more original than the square tubing route. once i smooth teh selds and sand blast it, it should work pretty good.

    The landing leg is on order, so i should have a complete trailer.
     
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  2. Feb 22, 2019
    47v6

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    That looks amazing. Stoked!
     
  3. Feb 23, 2019
    DanStew

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    Fixed up the fenders this morning.
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  4. Mar 11, 2019
    DanStew

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    I got the back of the tub all welded up.
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    Brought it outside for some sun
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    Then i decided why not take it all apart, sand down and paint the frame.
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    Now to decide about sand blasting. I got a quote for $1500 for the tub. I almost fell out of my chair.

    I could buy my own sand blasting setup for that. I guess they didnt really want to do the job.
     
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  5. Mar 11, 2019
    Rich M.

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    Looks great. I think they gave you the " we don't want to do it " price. That seems about double what I get things done for here, with primer.
     
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  6. Mar 11, 2019
    txtoller

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    Looking good, and yep I bought my own rig and blasted mine for less than $200, not counting my time.

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  7. Mar 11, 2019
    DanStew

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    What rig did you end up getting?
     
  8. Mar 12, 2019
    Skipjack

    Skipjack 1952 M38A1

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    Same here. PO cut out the back & put on some cankered peice of steel tailgating. I am waiting to fix it. Just put on tires.
     
  9. Mar 12, 2019
    txtoller

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  10. Mar 12, 2019
    Keys5a

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    Nice job on the tail panel repair.
    If you get a sand blaster, make sure it is a pressure pot style. The syphon feed units just don't work very efficiently, and use a lot more sand. Mine is home-made, using a heavy truck air storage tank as the main component. The only part I needed to purchase are the expendable ceramic tips (and tip holder if you don't have a lathe). The rest is just pipe fittings, valves, and rubber hose.
    -Donny
     
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  11. Mar 14, 2019
    DanStew

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    I still have not decided on a blaster. i took tomorrow off and will go and look. the tub has lots of flat panels so i may just sand and wire wheel spots. This is not a restoration, it will get used so i am not going to make it a concourse trailer :)

    I ended up painting the frame tan today. Still need to get some new tires. hence why i just painted the rims on the tires without a care. the tires are really dry rotted.
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  12. Mar 17, 2019
    DanStew

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    Primered and painted today. Back on the frame.
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    Just needing to bolted down, bearings repacked and new tires, and it is ready for camping season
     
  13. Mar 17, 2019
    txtoller

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    Looks great!

    Taking my wheels to the powder coater tomorrow, and new tires have been ordered on mine!
     
  14. Mar 24, 2019
    DanStew

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    The trailer is done and ready to take camping!!
    I removed the dry rotted 600/16 and put some 255/70/16 on the wheels and it fits great.

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  15. Mar 24, 2019
    62CheepJeep

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    Very nice. Should look great behind the Land Rover
     

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