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    Here is the latest on the trailer. Almost getting warm enough to paint. Been in a holding pattern long enough! I did make some door hangers for my Jeep doors to mount on the side or the wall.




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    That looks awesome. Great job!!

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    Here it is with the 1st coat of Rustoleum Liner Spray on it. I put about three more coats on it. It turned out pretty good. It has a nice "rough" texture to it. I'm thinking about painting the the insets on the side with a silver color. Should I do it or leave it black? After it is all painted I'll put it together, mount the Rubicon wheels back on and use it!


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    Nice stout little trailer. Looks good behind the jeep. I like the galvanized idea too, and it would be close in color to your jeep.
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    f you are leaning toward painting the insets silver, that would be a perfect compliment to the Jeep paint scheme.
    I guess the air tank is just in case you need some emergency compressed air (as I noticed you also said you may go with an onboard air compressor).
    I built a trailer way back in the early 90s, and put hydraulic surge brakes on it. Anyone who has ever dealt with surge brakes knows that backing a trailer with surge brakes usually requires a pin to be manually inserted into the surge brake master cylinder roller channel so the brakes don't activate when the towing vehicle pushes back on the trailer. To make the task of "pinning" the brake an automatic action that happens when reverse is selected, I fabricated an air pressure powered actuator to insert a stop pin into the lock up hole. The actuator was an air cylinder that had a bore of about 1-14" and a stroke of 2". I tapped into the back up lights circuit of my pick up truck and used that as a signal to operate a solenoid air valve that in turn fed air to the actuator cylinder whenever the back up lights were on. (since I was going to so much "trouble" with that, I also included back up lights on my trailer.) For an air reservoir, I welded up the ends of the box channel members that I built the tongue out of. Then I drilled and tapped a hole in the side of one box member for 1/8 NPT. I put a tee fitting in that hole with a Schrader valve on one side and fed my air supply to the solenoid valve off the other side of the tee using NTA air brake tubing (nylon).
    I tested the set up to see how long a 120 PSI charge would operate the pin actuator before the actuator would no longer overpower the return spring of my pin. It took more than 100 applications and I deemed that to be adequate.
    Your musing on what to do with the open channel ends just got me to reminiscing about what I did back then to make use of my box channels as an air reservoir.
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    About time we see something done RIGHT the first time...

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    dmc; you are a welding apprentice only on the w.w. heading. that is one high quality piece of workmanship. nice pics and narration as well.
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    Started putting it back to together and took it for a spin.














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    Voila!
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    looks more better than factory built.
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    That is really well built and looks perfect behind the rubicon. Good job.

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    Nice job!

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    WOW!! That looks really good!! Great Job!!
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    @dmc
    If you do decide to paint the insets silver, post a picture or three when finished

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    Very nice work.
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    wow very very nice ! great work..

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    That is a very nice trailer. I may build one similar when I find the steel to haul my four wheeler around with. It can pull double duty as a four wheeler trailer also to haul my camping gear to some favorite spots.

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    Nice looking trailer, great work. Did you ever figure out what to put in the frame tubing? I see from the pics that you closed them off. Years ago I built a mud/rock crawler 4X4 and I used a good bit of the framing as an air storage tank with a pressure gauge and several hose quick disconnects placed in strategic locations for airing up tires. Since it was an open frame rig and I didn't need AC, I used a compressor from a Ford AC unit as my air supply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkerweld View Post
    @dmc
    If you do decide to paint the insets silver, post a picture or three when finished
    Will do. Thanks for the photoshop. I just need to make up my mind. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dman24 View Post
    That is a very nice trailer. I may build one similar when I find the steel to haul my four wheeler around with. It can pull double duty as a four wheeler trailer also to haul my camping gear to some favorite spots.
    Sounds like a plan. Get R Done!

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    Love the build! Beautiful work.

    I just want to complement you on the idea of putting receivers at BOTH ends. Any rear accessory will fit the front too. LOVE IT! Then pin the correct coupler for the tow vehicle. I saw you have both pintle and ball couplers. Good Deal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitstik View Post
    Nice looking trailer, great work. Did you ever figure out what to put in the frame tubing? I see from the pics that you closed them off. Years ago I built a mud/rock crawler 4X4 and I used a good bit of the framing as an air storage tank with a pressure gauge and several hose quick disconnects placed in strategic locations for airing up tires. Since it was an open frame rig and I didn't need AC, I used a compressor from a Ford AC unit as my air supply.
    I still have not decided but the air tank idea could work. Wonder how much pressure it could hold?

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    With no more actual cross section diameter equivalent that size channel affords, I would say it could easily hold 150 PSI and not even notice it. Somebody probably has an engineering chart that could be used to calculate max pressure for the size channel.

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