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Well as some of you may know from another forum,I am building a small trailer to haul behind one of my garden tractors because my old one got to be in such bad shape it wasn't even repairable.It was just a cheapy that was given to me anyway.
I am going to try my hand at putting some pictures of my progress on here.Let's see if it works.

These first few are of the axle I built.The spindles are from a Ford Mustang,cut down on my lathe and welded into a piece of 2"square tubing.
The hubs are made out of Ford Mustang rotors cut down on the lathe,leaving just the hub part where the bearings are,and the wheel bolt flange.






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Looking good Maynard. I looked at your profile page the other day because I was feeling bored and nosey and saw that you were a fabricator. I also saw "model trains" which I have enjoyed since I can remember [I'm now 45] I have an "under construction" 4x8 layout - HO scale.
 

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What I forgot to mention was that I am trying to build this with material I have just laying around.The frame is made from 2" x 2" galvanised tubing.

Here is a rough lay out of the trailer.


And here it is with the main cross members welded in place.


More pictures to follow.

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The deck is going to be 3/4" pressure treated plywood,and the sides will be 1" pressure treated decking.
What am I going to haul in it ? Well I am always moving stuff around the property,so there will not be a shortage of things to haul,including all of the branches on the ground every Spring.I have a million trees (seems like it anyway),and with the winds here in the Winter ,they like to "shed". :mrgreen:



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I made all of my own pins for the tailgate hinges,the spring loaded tailgate latches,and for the tongue stand. Yes,I could have gone out and bought the pins but where's the fun in that.
Here I am turning one of the hinge pins on my lathe.


In this picture I am drilling the pins for hairpin clips.


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Here are the corner posts and side supports welded in place.Also I have the tailgate frame about done and mounted in place.


In this shot you can see my homemade hinges.The hinge pins aren't finished yet ,as I will be welded a link out of a chain to the head of each pin.


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This is the start of my spring loaded tailgate latches.


Drilling the pin holes in what will become the latches.


One of the finishes latches before paint.


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Here it is all taken apart to get ready for primer.
This is where my camera started acting up,it seems like the auto focus isn't working,but I'm taking pictures with it anyway because it's the only camera I have.




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Yes, you may have to zero in and take some separate shots.
That is some work you are doing! You are some machinist and craftsman. When are you coming to Long Island to build some stuff for me? :thumbsup: :usa: :canada:
:222: :446: Best Regards, Rich
 
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