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More M100 progress

Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by Tumbleweed, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Jan 1, 2009
    Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Senior member

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    Got the lid frame done and installed. Have the skin on it now. Water and fuel cans are mounted. Spare tire is mounted under the trailer on a winch mount. Not using the spare in the pic-got a skinny one for there.

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  2. Jan 2, 2009
    DanStew

    DanStew Incorrigible. Staff Member

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    very nice :)
     
  3. Jan 2, 2009
    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member

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    yup.....gotta get one some day
    Jim S.
     
  4. Jan 2, 2009
    Desert Runner

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    Definitely looks Good, !!!!!

    Jay
     
  5. Jan 3, 2009
    Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Senior member

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    More progress today.

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  6. Jan 4, 2009
    floor ya

    floor ya NOT. a junior anything

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    very nice.what year? i have been looking for one close to home for a long time. nice clean garage too."truly a sign of a sick person". any how back on subject. can you take a few mesurements of the bed for me? one of the lenght and one of the bottom of the box width? thanks in advance. mike
     
  7. Jan 4, 2009
    Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Senior member

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    Mike, the bottom of the bed is about 38.5" x 6'. Top rail is 4' x 6'. I previously owned a 1953 M100, and this one is identical. This one had no data plates so not positive.
     
  8. Jan 4, 2009
    Patrick

    Patrick Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Man that's looking good! Any idea how much it weighs, like it sits?
     
  9. Jan 5, 2009
    Tumbleweed

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    Probably near 700 lbs.
     
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  10. Jan 5, 2009
    1969 CJ-5

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    Looks good! Might be time to come and visit again...
     
  11. Jan 5, 2009
    mdbeck1

    mdbeck1 55 Willys CJ5

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  12. Jan 5, 2009
    Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Senior member

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    Junk yard. Any newer style (90's up)Dodge Ram pickup, 1/2 or 3/4 ton. Flat mount plate with 4 metric bolts. Try to snag the tube rod that cranks it while you are there and the ratcheting crank handle. Most junk yards will seperate the tube and crank handle and have a pile of them. The tube and crank came in a case mounted behind the seats. I mounted the tube to the tongue with a conduit clamp. I drilled a hole through the crank handle and it now lives inside the tongue on a bolt with a wingnut. The crank is not fast but sure makes it easy. Think they charged me $20 for it.
     
  13. Jan 5, 2009
    mdbeck1

    mdbeck1 55 Willys CJ5

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    I figured it was something like that but wanted to be sure. thanks.
     
  14. Jan 17, 2009
    Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Senior member

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  15. Jan 19, 2009
    willys59cj5

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    Looks good. How heavy is that lid and is it an arm workout opening it?
     
  16. Jan 19, 2009
    Tumbleweed

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    The lid and rack weighs in around 125 #'s. Each hydraulic lift assist shock is rated at 150 #'s. Because of the lack of vertical angle they are not 100% effective. By themselves, they will not hold the lid in an upright position. To get the right angles, I would have a strut in the middle of my tailgate area.
    With the struts as is, I can easily lift the lid and hold it up to get my braces attached with one hand. I am guessing it takes around 15-20# of force or so. I threw 100#'s of known weight on the lid and tried to open it-was just about the same as it is empty.
     

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