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  • Welding Trailer

    Here is a trailer I built to carry my Trailblazer 302. It is 6' x 10' with a 3" x 4.5 channel frame and 10 ga. on the deck. The bench on the back is 2' x 6' and has a 3/8" top. The vise is mounted in a 2" tube so that it can be removed or placed in the front of the bench. It rides on a 3500# axle and 15" tires. All the lights are recessed LED's. I am still making a few adjustments to how I am storing equipment, but all in all it is working out greaT!!
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    Last edited by ffbob101; 05-23-2012, 08:47 AM.

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    Some construction pics

    Here are some construction pictures
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    • #3
      More pics

      A few more
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      • #4
        Paint Pics

        Some Paint pics
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        • #5
          Some Finished Pics

          A few more finshed pics
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          • #6
            Working

            Here are a few shots of it paying the bills!!!!
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            • #7
              Very nice. Maybe add a jib crane to the rear . I hate working on the ground. Well, that's is better than below ground . Perfect mate to the TRAILBLAZER!

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              • #8
                That is a very nice trailer. I enjoyed the pictures, thanks for sharing.
                Nick

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                • #9
                  Looks good! I'm working on a similar set up. How do you like the table on the back vs. just an open area on the deck? Is the table permanent or did you make it removable?

                  Gary

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                  • #10
                    Looks good. I like the bench on the back, never seen that before - good idea!

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                    • #11
                      Gary.....the table is permanant......it is definatly better than just an open area, the working height is great and with the 3/8 plate I have been able to really beat on it when needed to straighten or bend things.

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                      • #12
                        welding trailer rig

                        very nice job.well thought out solid & organized. good pictures of the build, i especially like the table on the back. always nicer to stand up & work at a table than on your knees in the dirt. i would add a small jib crane on the back for lifting heavier items onto the table or trailer to save save your back . this profession takes it's toll on the body. thanks for sharing the photos.

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                        • #13
                          Thinking I'll put a table on the back of mine. I was planning on a 24" strip of 1/2" plate on the back to beat on, I'll put that on the table. I also like the idea of a crane. Good thing I'm only at the frame phase!

                          Gary

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                          • #14
                            You might want to consider adding trailer jacks to the rear to support it when not hitched to the truck. That back hoe bucket could have been on the table to work on instead of the ground. That's why you built the table to start with. Install another receiver hitch on the right side of the table and make a mount for your chopsaw to get it up off the ground for use. I made one for my welding table, and the table top helps support longer pieces for cutting. Make sure to recess it down so the saw table is level with the welding table for this, it's 3 1/4" for that Dewalt saw like mine. Just measure to insure it. I made mine 22.5"x24.5"x1/4" so there is room to turn it to make 45* miter cuts and still support the stock on the table top. You will find all kinds of optional tools to mount in the receiver hitches for different job requirements. Bench grinders, drill press, tubing benders, pipe vise, and many other possibilties. With a reciever hitch on each corner of the table or elswhere on the trailer you could have multiple accessories available at one time without having to keep changing them out as you need them. That way you can go from the chopsaw to the tubing bender to the vice and back and not keep adding and removing tools all day when you are continuously using each one.
                            Nice trailer by the way, like the color. The additions I mentioned will only make it nicer to work with.
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                            Last edited by Bistineau; 05-29-2012, 07:59 AM.

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                            • #15
                              looks very nice... though if you spun the welder around it'd save you a lot of footsteps....

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