I think I need a bigger truck!
.So what is your investiture to build a brand new M100 with off the shelf parts ? I realize that you don't have a lid or final paint on but to this point whats the damage ? I think that many here have spent large sums of money to get to this same point. For instance I have have read of $700 sand blasting quotes etc. Your trailer is brand new, not some back yard compromise. Don't mean to pry just very curious.
Wasn't too concerned about saving a few dollars, so just ordered parts from where ever located them on-line.I am about to begin tearing down my Bantam trailer. What leaf springs& shackles did you buy? I am aware of the early CJ3/CJ5 fit of the leaves. Since I am not worried about maintaining a stock reproduction, I was wondering what advice you might have to keep the parts sourcing to a minimum, in terms of cash and acquisition. Once I replace the original Bantam axle to fit Toyota wheels, I may have to use some type of an extended shackle to lift the tub a bit. I don't want a spring over axle set up.
Thanks in advance for any info. I'm eagerly following your build...Looking GOOD!
Yes thanks... many of the parts for the Trailer flip top are from boat parts suppliers.I'm in a boating town and used to pay big money for starboard for projects. A friend who is a boatwright told me to stop using starboard and to go to 84 Lumber and buy Azek instead. Both are pvc board. Azek comes in 4x8 sheets very reasonably (around $160 a sheet). Thought I'd share if you haven't already spent big money on Starboard.