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    This was trailer that I was rebuilding, also wanted to post up my first pic. Hopefully it worked...








    Last edited by chilinges; 08-28-2006, 09:18 PM. Reason: pictures didn't pop up

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    Good looking job!

    Looks to me like you do good quality work..I like the way you primer before painting..a lot of folks don't do that anymore.
    Farris

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    • #3
      Axle from what?

      chilinges, I was wondering what the axle you used on the trailer came off of?
      Looks like it's heavy duty.
      Thanks, Farris

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      • #4
        That axle was already on, but it was welded on dead center on the frame. I carefully removed it and put a slipper spring kit and set it back where it should be placed. But that axle was shorten to fit that trailer, who ever did the work did a very nice job doing it. I replaced the both hubs with bearings and added the expanded metal, new fenders, lights and light fixures, new wood, etc. I fixed it up for my dad. Who was hauling a homemade cattle trailer which was to heavy to tow around just for a few goats. I also built a cage with a ramp and door that can attached or remove to the trailer. Its alot lighter to tow around with his Ford Ranger. See pics

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        • #5
          that's really sweet, the expanded metal really gives it a quality look that seperates it from the hardware store type. Nice job on the paint too !

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          • #6
            Any chance you can shoot some pics when its done so we an see it with rims and tires ?

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            • #7
              Its done, as soon as I put new rims and tires my father quickly hooked it up and took it to Strawn, Texas to show it off. As soon as he brings it back around I'll post up the finished product.

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              • #8
                Hey Dan, here some picks on the finished trailer with wheels and tires plus the goat getter attached.



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                • #9
                  Really nice, even went the extra mile on the wheels- great job !!!!!

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                  • #10
                    rim

                    What kind of vehicle were the rims made for?
                    Thanks, Farris

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                    • #11
                      The trailer rims and tires, I think are 5.5" bolt pattern. I buy my rims, tires, and all my trailer parts from Southwest Wheels here in Dallas, Texas. This is there web site - www.etrailerpart.com, they have just about anything you'll ever need for trailers small or big... Sorry to about getting long winded, but I believe thats the chevy bolt pattern too...

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                      • #12
                        Thanks

                        OK... appreciate it!

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                        • #13
                          [QUOTE=chilinges;2873]Hey Dan, here some picks on the finished trailer with wheels and tires plus the goat getter attached.

                          Great job! And idtto the cearlier compliment on priming. New paints are very good but priming always makes for a better longer lasting job.
                          I've been thinking of something like that for hauling feeder cattle. I have a car hauler I use for my tractor and was thinking of making some kind of removalble sides strong enough for feeders. The trailer is set up with 2x4 pockets for side. I've been undecided as to what kind of stock to use for the side rails so keep putting off the project. What did you use on yours?

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                            My rails are 2" x 2" X 1/8" angle iron on the trailer, but on that cage I used 1-1/4" Sq. Tubing (14g) all around and 1-1/2 angle on the ramp. I think I have an idea what your thinking about and I would used 2" sq.tubing (14g) for your rails and 2"x2"x 3/16" angle on the uprights. It should be stong enough for livestock.

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                              Originally posted by chilinges View Post
                              My rails are 2" x 2" X 1/8" angle iron on the trailer, but on that cage I used 1-1/4" Sq. Tubing (14g) all around and 1-1/2 angle on the ramp. I think I have an idea what your thinking about and I would used 2" sq.tubing (14g) for your rails and 2"x2"x 3/16" angle on the uprights. It should be stong enough for livestock.
                              Thanks, good idea. I'm thinking of a narrow ramp with sides to keep them going in the right direction like a chute. Toying with the idea of making dividers to separate animals and stop them from slopping around and to balance load. My trailer already has a system that allows ramps to be put at any location for loading equipment which can easily be modified with rails for livestock. If sides had hinged sections then I could load unload each division independantly. What do you think? Think it needs to have a top?
                              3/16 angle should be strong enough every 2 feet. So, think 2" sq. would be ok for cattle huh? Won't know for sure till I give it a try. Think this will be my winter project.
                              I see you have a hypertherm, I have one of there small plasma cutters that I havent used in years, since maybe 97.

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