It's All About The Little Details---Trailers Flatbeds and Tow Rigs

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    It's All About The Little Details---Trailers Flatbeds and Tow Rigs

    Miss this thread from the old days. Looking forward to it taking off here.

    Post any details that make trailers/flatbeds and tow rigs awesome.

    Nothing ground shattering to start, but at least it might help increase irate traffic.

    Modular Trailer. Took an old sleazy hauler boat trailer and welded out all the u-bolt connections to make it silent (I hate noisy trailers). Then used a ton of receiver tube to make sockets to accept 2 inch tubing for uprights, with 1/2 inch pins.

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    "If she'll wink.............she'll fuck"

    GO MINING

    #2
    Uprights are 2x2x1/8 tubing, horizontal bars are 1x1 with chainlink welded at the ends for tying down points. All modular, easy to add/remove modify.

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    "If she'll wink.............she'll fuck"

    GO MINING

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      #3
      1/2 inch set screws take up slop in the sockets so everything is quiet and tight.

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      "If she'll wink.............she'll fuck"

      GO MINING

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        #4
        Pool noodles slide over the 1x1 tubing and voila kayak trailer. Top rack is for the canoe.

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        Just a shot of how the chainlinks work for tie downs.

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        "If she'll wink.............she'll fuck"

        GO MINING

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          #5
          Nice

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            #6
            Needed lights for the trailer. Here's what I came up with. One switch is 3 way for backup, off or on for the 4 lights under the trailer. On, off for the neck. On, off for box lights. The 4th is for future. Click image for larger version  Name:	20181231_195807.jpg Views:	0 Size:	79.6 KB ID:	25630 Click image for larger version  Name:	20181231_200314.jpg Views:	0 Size:	194.1 KB ID:	25631 Click image for larger version  Name:	20190112_201445.jpg Views:	0 Size:	132.4 KB ID:	25632 Click image for larger version  Name:	20190112_201454.jpg Views:	0 Size:	125.4 KB ID:	25633

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              #7
              Relocated my taillights from tucked underneath to the back of the ramps.
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                #8

                20190317_150832 by Angelo Mehtala, on Flickr

                used the some extra square tubing i had at work.

                20190318_174054 by Angelo Mehtala, on Flickr

                20190318_174122 by Angelo Mehtala, on Flickr

                If you dont have a winch on your trailer yet, i highly recommend it. i Shouldnt have taken so long to install it.

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                  #9
                  Here's one I put together for on call repairs in the open pit mine I work at. The frame of the bed came from a wreck and I used it as a starting point, and skinned it with diamond plate.

                  Purchasing is an impossible task, so most of this was done with whatever was on hand, or if i could order something, I ordered 5

                  I had a big focus on job site safety, the guys that run these trucks run them round the clock on uneven surfaces, falls and rolled ankles are common. I built this to do everything from the ground, the compressor is controlled from a box behind the cab on drivers side, there's a dump valve so compressor can be dumped and started, there's air pressure gauge and volt meter for the 24 volt system right there at the drivers door, air hose reel right there, drops close to the truck to prevent tripping. Big tool boxes on drivers side so he can do 90% of his work without walking around the truck, I built the post on the back as a hand hold when you need to get in, a place for a work light, and a place to wrap jumper cables.

                  I cut in removable panels to access the top of fuel tank and def tank, welded nuts underneath, built in trash can and rag bin, set compressor back from headache rack a foot for repair access, and used that space for the ladder storage. All hoses and fittings are tucked away, shrouded or whatever to prevent damage.

                  the flammable cabinets get smashed often, so it's easily replaceable with a fabricated strap and threaded holes

                  the boxes are wired for lights, but the led strips that purchasing came up with sucked and never got done right

                  I didn't like that I had to put the extinguisher on passenger side, i think I forget if i put one in the bottom box on drivers side

                  Painted the thing black, then hit the deck with raptor liner. In the end, it would have been better to skip the paint and the labor hours on it, and just buy more raptor liner

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Projectjunkie View Post
                    Here's one I put together for on call repairs in the open pit mine I work at. The frame of the bed came from a wreck and I used it as a starting point, and skinned it with diamond plate.

                    Purchasing is an impossible task, so most of this was done with whatever was on hand, or if i could order something, I ordered 5

                    I had a big focus on job site safety, the guys that run these trucks run them round the clock on uneven surfaces, falls and rolled ankles are common. I built this to do everything from the ground, the compressor is controlled from a box behind the cab on drivers side, there's a dump valve so compressor can be dumped and started, there's air pressure gauge and volt meter for the 24 volt system right there at the drivers door, air hose reel right there, drops close to the truck to prevent tripping. Big tool boxes on drivers side so he can do 90% of his work without walking around the truck, I built the post on the back as a hand hold when you need to get in, a place for a work light, and a place to wrap jumper cables.

                    I cut in removable panels to access the top of fuel tank and def tank, welded nuts underneath, built in trash can and rag bin, set compressor back from headache rack a foot for repair access, and used that space for the ladder storage. All hoses and fittings are tucked away, shrouded or whatever to prevent damage.

                    the flammable cabinets get smashed often, so it's easily replaceable with a fabricated strap and threaded holes

                    the boxes are wired for lights, but the led strips that purchasing came up with sucked and never got done right

                    I didn't like that I had to put the extinguisher on passenger side, i think I forget if i put one in the bottom box on drivers side

                    Painted the thing black, then hit the deck with raptor liner. In the end, it would have been better to skip the paint and the labor hours on it, and just buy more raptor liner
                    Would you like a tutorial on how to post proper piktures instead of thumbnails?

                    Edit: Oh, and, nice job by the way. I like the light towers.
                    Last edited by Muckin_Slusher; 06-03-2020, 07:23 PM.


                    "If she'll wink.............she'll fuck"

                    GO MINING

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Muckin_Slusher View Post

                      Would you like a tutorial on how to post proper piktures instead of thumbnails?

                      Edit: Oh, and, nice job by the way. I like the light towers.
                      I apparently had to re size these and something got fucky. I could use a tutorial on that. And how to transfer contacts onto my new droid. And how to use my $3k plasma table I've been stacking shit on since October. I'm a low tech redneck, lmk when you make it to Tucson, I'll grill steaks

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                        #12
                        C purlin trailer floor

                        I know most of you guys have already seen this. I think I did this around 2016, at the time it was around $100 over the cost of treated. They're welded at every crossmember and really stiffened the trailer up. Coated with herculiner, then painted light gray so it wouldn't be 900 degrees in the summer.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by 45acp View Post
                          C purlin trailer floor

                          I know most of you guys have already seen this. I think I did this around 2016, at the time it was around $100 over the cost of treated. They're welded at every crossmember and really stiffened the trailer up. Coated with herculiner, then painted light gray so it wouldn't be 900 degrees in the summer.

                          Do it once and never touch it again
                          Holy shit, that is a LOT of skid steer on tandem 3500s

                          How'd it tow?


                          "If she'll wink.............she'll fuck"

                          GO MINING

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by 45acp View Post
                            C purlin trailer floor ...
                            Never seen that done before. Great idea. Thanks for sharin'.

                            I ain't drunk ... I'm just drinkin'.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Muckin_Slusher View Post

                              Holy shit, that is a LOT of skid steer on tandem 3500s

                              How'd it tow?
                              It didn't lol. Its more or less a BDL poser pic. I only needed to move it about a mile down the road... in retrospect I should have ridden it over there and walked back because I bent both ramps. Floor held up just fine.

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