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    Unlike the rest I don't have a clear plan on these. Making it up as I go. Got the basic frames, then went back and forth between how it sat and opened. Ended up going with side brackets as stops. Found some steel tube to use for the hinges, bored to remove the seam. Started turning down some aluminum pins. Need to get some aluminum tube of the right size. No idea on latch type.

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    Oh and I bolted the hitch on, it's really a trailer now Click image for larger version
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      #17
      2 hinges down, then realized that lights were higher priority so I can deal with the tag office. Process isn't bad in GA, but it does require a notary, so its an appointment with them, one at the dmv, one with the popo for inspection and again with the dmv.... Damn rona

      Wiring is running through predrilled internal holes in the frame. Nothing goes outside to be snagged. All led and all flush mount. Trailer lights are a headache, so as much prevention as I can.
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      The hinges are al bar stock turned to fit through a steel tube welded to the frame into al tube welded to the gate. The will be pinned with screws into the al tube section. The ends have a countersunk zerk cross drilled in the steel section


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        #18
        Got all the lights hooked up and working last night, no pics I could barely see outside by the time it was done. Also got chains on it, so its ready for inspection. Going by the bank tomorrow to get the homebuilt trailer form notirized. \n\nThe first two spindles are machined fully. The second two just got roughed out. One of the tailgates has the hinge bar. The other will be done today. \n\nSince we are coming up to the goal weekend and I have my kid Wed night thru Fri morning time is getting tight. What I have accepted:\n\n- Lid will not get done in time. This isnt an issue, I can just a tarp for now\n- Jacks/stablizers wont get done. I\'m leaning toward using these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...91812054244-20 instead of a jack. Long term if I add a tent I will want them. The balance is so light its just as likely to flip backwards if you sit on the tailgate\n- Hoping I can get the tag done thursday/friday\n- Gates need latches and supports for when down\n - Latches will probably be these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...91812054244-20 basic, should hold plenty\n - For the supports I have some 1/16 stainless wire rope I would like to use. Its small and strong. Ideally I want end fitting like these: https://www.mcmaster.com/3872T11/ for the price and look, but I don\'t have or know anyone with the right crimp tool. For now I will probably just use normal swages and thimbles. There is a whole spool of cable, no big deal if I do it twice\n

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