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    I thought I would post some pics of a trailer I built for my trailblazer and outfit. Alot of the ideas came from critiques of other projects so I feel like I'm obligated to share what I came up with.

    A little history: This trailer was originally a utility trailer for a 500 gallon diesel tank. Actually it was the first trailer I ever built. The diesel trailer never came to fruition and a couple of years later (last summer) I cut it up and turned it into a welding trailer. The only parts left from the original trailer are the deck, bed frame, and bed rails. Basically, I built this thing twice! It now has a new toungue, axles, fenders and other various additions.

    Fire extinguisher (one water and one abc) mounts are on the front right. The fenders are 12 ga. and tough as nails. That thing on the back right is a removable pedestal for a vice. O2 mount is on the left fender and acetylene is on the front left corner. Hose wraps are on the front left corner. I made the lead wraps bolt-on so I could move them around if need be. The 3x3 angle on the back is mostly for pipe. I've used it for saddling pipe as big as 10". I've used the stuffing out of that toungue rack and the light guards have come in handy more than once, too. I built everything except the axle kits, coupler, and jack.

    I built the he!! out of this thing because I knew I was going to be abusing the he!! out of it. I still have some additions to make but this will give you a general idea. It is currently in regular use and so far I'm pleased. I can't think of anything I would change considering the ragged little trailer that I started with. I'll get some more pics up after a while and I'll continue to post any pics of future additions.
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    Last edited by mcgilacoty; 04-25-2008 at 02:58 PM.

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    for anyone interested in other trailer projects check this out: http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...ead.php?t=7293

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    With gas prices the way they are now and going up, we may have to re-define overbuilt someday.
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    Very Nice!!! Its like a mobile shop on wheels. Should be able to haul a tank in that bad boy!! Good Job!

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    What gas prices? I've gone green. I have a team of mules that pull this thing around.

    You gotta be kidding me if you think I'm paying 3.50 for a gallon of gas! Milk doesn't even cost that much and I like milk better than gas. Too bad the trailblazer won't burn milk instead of gas.

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    That's a great looking trailer, I am just starting mine probably use some of your ideas , thanks for posting,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,B,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcgilacoty View Post
    What gas prices? I've gone green. I have a team of mules that pull this thing around.

    You gotta be kidding me if you think I'm paying 3.50 for a gallon of gas! Milk doesn't even cost that much and I like milk better than gas. Too bad the trailblazer won't burn milk instead of gas.
    Miller should build a set of welders than run off dung. It's the next big thing.
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    nice lookin' trailer. kinda makes me jealous, or enthused about workin on mine. when i actually get to build one, i plan on using two axles also.

    be sure to post some pics after it's loaded.
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    It's actually been outfitted for about a year now. One of my side projects is a toolbox. I'll finish the toolbox and post some more pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcgilacoty View Post
    What gas prices? I've gone green. I have a team of mules that pull this thing around.
    Oh yeah, feed prices are so much cheaper than gas! At least you'll get a lot of free manure. You picked mules because you are tired of people pointing and saying "Wow! Look at that A$$!"? Ha ha just kidding.

    Very nice work on the trailer though.

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