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    Today I got the upper frame pieces cut out, the...

    Today I got the upper frame pieces cut out, the bushing holes cut in the side frames, and the bushings welded in place. I trial fit everything, and with a few minor adjustments it all seems to work...
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    Today I worked on the support legs. Got all of...

    Today I worked on the support legs. Got all of the pieces cut out and sized, then I cut the holes for the bushings and welded them in. for the next step, I only had time to cut the front and rear...
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    I went down to the steel supplier and bought some...

    I went down to the steel supplier and bought some DDO Chrome Molly tubing 3/4" OD by 1/2" ID, and 4' long, this is for the bushings for the hinge points. Once I got to the shop and got set up, I...
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    I finally picked up the steel for the tent...

    I finally picked up the steel for the tent support frames to day, and I went to Harbor Freight and bought a hand winch to raise and lower the tent. I hope to be able to go by the shop tomorrow and...
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    My "Anti-luce” latches came in the mail today for my tailgate. They are more heavy duty than the pictures let on, so they ought to wear well. I will post pictures as soon as I get them mounted.
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    I've been working in the yard these past few days...

    I've been working in the yard these past few days trying to take care of tree root problems, and decided I needed a diversion. So I spent the day at my friends shop working on the trailer. In order...
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    Oh I got ya, I'll make a brace that will lock the...

    Oh I got ya, I'll make a brace that will lock the pivot bar into place in the up position. I haven't worked it all out yet, but I'll come up with something. I will want it locked in the down position...
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    I'm not sure I understand your comment, but if...

    I'm not sure I understand your comment, but if you are talking about the trailer moving even with the legs in place, it will probably move a little, but it will be allot less than if I were just on...
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    This is how I intend to support the tent and...

    This is how I intend to support the tent and stabilize the trailer when the tent is deployed. the drop down legs are the next size down from the support tubes, and fit inside the tube. the leg tubes...
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    I was originally going to do that, then a friend...

    I was originally going to do that, then a friend suggested going the other way so as not to interfere with the with the tow rigs antenna. But I may go back to my first thought any way. However, which...
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    Well the Mountains were great! it was 30 degrees...

    Well the Mountains were great! it was 30 degrees cooler up there than at home, and we enjoyed a couple of days relaxing next to a meadow.

    Well now that I have selected the latch system for my...
  12. jscherb, thank you for your input. I had seen...

    jscherb, thank you for your input. I had seen your trailer build, and remember your choice of latch, very clean! However, through my searching, and the input I received from our fellow "trailer...
  13. The more I look at the Anti-luce latch, the more...

    The more I look at the Anti-luce latch, the more I like it. I am in the process of checking with a few hardware supply houses to see if they might carry it. I need a better look before I buy.
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  14. I can't say that I've ever seen anything like...

    I can't say that I've ever seen anything like that before, it looks like it would work pretty good though? Are they readily available?
  15. That was the way it was originally, but if I can,...

    That was the way it was originally, but if I can, I'm gonna try to find a more solid (and quiet) latch setup, but thank you for your input!
  16. One more thing, I plan to skin it with 14 or 16...

    One more thing, I plan to skin it with 14 or 16 gauge sheet metal

    Thank you!
  17. Help! I Need Ideas For A latching Method for a Custom Tailgate

    I am building a new tailgate for my MBT Willy's Trailer, and I can't seem to come up anything I like. I wanted a flush mounted pull latch but it looks to deep. The TG is made out of 1 x 2 steel...
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    I've spent yesterday and today working on the...

    I've spent yesterday and today working on the trailer. I was able to get the rock slider bars and the bumper installed, and I also got the hinges for the tailgate mounted and the tailgate installed....
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    Bottom line, you will have to change the fenders...

    Bottom line, you will have to change the fenders to clear 33" tires. Even if you did as spring over the tires would be real close to the stock fenders. Mark's post above has some nice round fender...
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    I was thinking about it, but I'm not sure because...

    I was thinking about it, but I'm not sure because I have a top for it, and I will need it to seal.
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    I got the tailgate framed up today, I have to get...

    I got the tailgate framed up today, I have to get some more material for the center supports. I have to think about how I want to do that because I want to use a "T" style latch system that mounts in...
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    To bad your ad didn't come out two (2) months...

    To bad your ad didn't come out two (2) months ago, that would have saved me almost $500.00. Oh well, that's life in the big city!
    Have a safe trip to NM

    Happy trails!
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    So here is the bumper all ground down. I will...

    So here is the bumper all ground down. I will sand it down some to further smooth it out.
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    I bought the material for the tailgate today, I am using 1 x 2 x .090. I will build a...
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    Thank you Mark! I plan on working on the new tail...

    Thank you Mark! I plan on working on the new tail gate this week. I want to make sure I have the hinge locations before I commit to the bumper mount locations.
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    I have been working on my bumper this past week....

    I have been working on my bumper this past week. I bought the material and started in. I had to notch the center of the bumper to clear the tail gate, and I installed a receiver for possible...
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