ArmyGreens M416

armygreen

Adventurer
Done! O.K. O.K. at least for now.
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I started out with a m416 in pretty good shape. I want to make it into a capable camping and offroad trailer.
Here is what it looked like from the start. Picked it up for $450 with the Pintle Hitch. Had to drive 6 hours each way to pick it up.
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I knew that I wanted the bolt pattern to match the Toyota so I thought a axle swap was in order. Put on a Dexter 55" 3500lb axle with a part # of NS35655I-ST-EZ for $130. I did not opt for the electric brakes with hand brake. The price was quite a bit more.
I also added some new shocks as well KYB 344426 $25 a piece.
Tear down.
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With new axle on and 265/70/17 tires on FJ wheels.
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Test fit with my snow tires to make sure they will fit.
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Love the new axle. I do miss the hand brake tho!
 
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armygreen

Adventurer
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The condition of the bed when I picked it up. Not too bad. Overall pretty straight with who knows how many coats of paint on it.
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armygreen

Adventurer
Tomorrow I am tearing it apart to be blasted and powder coated. Should take a few weeks till It is ready to go back together.
 
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osukellen

New member
Wow...OK if you wouldn't mind let me know. I just took mine to 2 places and they both said 1-1.5 hours of blasting. Maybe I should jump on that.
 

armygreen

Adventurer
Tear down day!
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Loaded and ready to go. 32 pieces in all.
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Mark Harley

Expedition Leader
Nice tear down! Looks like a good clean trailer.
What color combo are you going with?
Are you going to build bigger fenders for more clearance or do a spring over?
 

armygreen

Adventurer
Going with OD Green for tub and fenders. Black on frame.
Not getting bigger fenders. It is tight getting it into my back yard as it is. If I go any wider I could not store it there. Keeping the 265/75/17 tires on it. Putting a daystar greasable shackle lift to get just a little more clearance as i have a very slight tire rub on the fender fully loaded going over bumps offroad.
 

armygreen

Adventurer
Keep checking back. Things are rolling. Planning to get a lid for it soon. It will be white. Black frame, green box, white top!
 
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