My scratch built 40 series trailer. (1 Viewer)

Joined
Aug 14, 2008
Messages
323
Location
Australia
Thanks, I had to make it deeper then I wanted because it will need to fit a fridge in it.
 
Joined
Aug 14, 2008
Messages
323
Location
Australia
I had a couple of hours spare after work so I welded in the floor braces today.



Here's a bit of a mock up with it sitting behind the shorty.

image.jpg
 
Last edited:
Joined
Aug 14, 2008
Messages
323
Location
Australia
Thanks. I'll be making my own tailgate up because the tub is a bit deeper then I wanted. I made the one on my car with a flat skin so I will probably make it to match that.
 
Joined
Aug 14, 2008
Messages
323
Location
Australia
Thanks reevesci, I'm trying to get it done as quick as I can because work is starting to get busier for me & come December I'll be working pretty much 7 days a week until the start of february.
 
Joined
Aug 14, 2008
Messages
323
Location
Australia
The frame I had bent at an engineering shop henry.

OK update time. Work has kept me tied up latley but I was able to get some time on it today so I made the mudguards for it.
I had to make them from scratch because there is only one engineering shop where I live & they aren't open on weekends. I had some gal sheet metal so I cut it to size & set about folding each long edge in opposite directions. I did this by marking the section to be folded up & them puting it in a bench vice & bending it & beating it with a hammer. I then cut the folded section so I could bend the guards into shape & fit them into the trailer. It took a while but I finally got them done.


Here what I got done.














Thanks for looking.
Cheers croozy
 
Last edited:
Joined
Aug 14, 2008
Messages
323
Location
Australia
That's alright mate. I got the idea from someone else. :)
Meanwhile I went out to do a bit more today on it. I decided to have a bit of a play to work out my wheel travel.
Where it sit now it will have 9" of up travel. I originaly wanted it to sit the same height as the rear of the shorty & it is still 2" lower then the rear of the car. But I will see if it needs to go higher or not.


Then I had a crack at puting more work into the body. I welded some more panel supports in until my mig went on the fritz & wouldn't work. So I spent the rest of the arvo fixing the bloody welder.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Aug 14, 2008
Messages
323
Location
Australia
I had the day off work today so what better way to spend it then doing more on the trailer.
I got some steel delivered & started measuring & cutting up the pieces for the chassis.


I got most of the chassis welded up & just need to fit the drawbar in.


Next I set it all up on my workbench & put the springs I'm using under it to work out where the axle will sit.


Then I made up some spring hangers for the front of the springs.


Tomorrow I'll get a bit more done & hopfully have the springs all set up.
 
Joined
Aug 14, 2008
Messages
323
Location
Australia
Well here's today's effort. I spent 4 hours running around town getting all the stuff I needed before the shops shut at lunch time & that way I could just get into it without stopping.
My aim for today was to get the chassis almost finished & the suspension in.
After measuring, checking & then measuring & checking again......& again. I set the springs into position.




I had it set up with the spring on the axle to make measurements for drilling the axle to fit on th springs & then later took it back to spring under, cut the axle to length & tacked the stubs in.


 
Last edited:
Joined
Aug 14, 2008
Messages
323
Location
Australia
Here's a pic of the shackle hangers that I made up.


I cut the front cross bar & fit the drawbar & welded it in, then took it outside to sit it behind the shorty. to see how long I wanted the drawbar. The other thing I'm trying to decide on is where to put the spare wheel. either on the front or if to make a swingout carrier & put it on the rear.







I settled on a length of 1500mm for the drawbar in the end.
 
Joined
Aug 14, 2008
Messages
323
Location
Australia
Thanks, for the outer skin I'm going to use 1.6mm hot rolled sheet & spot weld it to the frame work.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom