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    Building a Homemade Trailer

    My wife and I needed a small trailer for things around the house. The trailer has a few things that makes it a bit different than your store bought trailer. Will added more pictures of the build in the next few post and show some of the things that makes this trailer different. Well here the final job. Vernon
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    It came out nice! Looking forward to the details. I did notice it nicely matches your Homemade Tool of the Week-winning belt sander.
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    Yes the colors our very close "The Belt Sander" was painted with (Sail Blue) Where the trailer was a bit more bold in color with (Signal Blue) Will post more picture tonight of all the details and how it was built.............

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    Well here how the trailer became a trailer. Started off with a pile of metal and started cutting it to size. My first goal was to build the main frame.


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    I decide to go with a Torsion style axle system. Each wheel is independent of each other and makes for a better ride over all. Also started the tongue but will added more bracing at a later date. The jack mount is also welded on.
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    Trailer looks great! Did you post some build progress pics over on the Shop Floor Talk forum? Seems like I saw either this one, or something very similar!

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    Rail system

    I wanted some nice rails for my trailer I decide on 1" Sch 40 pipe for the top rail and 1/2" Sch 40 middle and lower rail. In the front corner I bought tight Rad. Weldable elbows to turn the corners. The 1 1/2" X 1 1/2" by 3/16" square tubing make up the uprights. The uprights where drilled on a milling machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KustomsbyKent View Post
    Trailer looks great! Did you post some build progress pics over on the Shop Floor Talk forum? Seems like I saw either this one, or something very similar!
    Yes I did :-)

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    Wiring

    Wiring: I hate wires hanging down and getting ripped off of trailers so I'm not going to have mines ripped off may took it to far but I know there safe. I made up 3/4" Sch 40 pipe run ways for my pipe everything is bolt together so I can get to the wire at anytime. Only section not steel pipe is in the rear under the deck and the wires are in "Seal Tight" tubes clamp up well.
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    Spare Tire Rack

    A spare Tire is always in the way till you need it. So I decided to mount mines in a simple rack under the trailer on the front right side. Added a place to lock it up. There is a hinge and locking devise that holds and keep tire under the trailer.
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