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    Apr 2008
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    JACKSON, MS
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    Default necessity is the mother

    if necessity is the Mother of invention and laziness is the Father then where does "broke and can't afford a real one" come into play......that's easy...you just make one!

    i need a stock trailer to get my calves to the feed lot and an overused, practically spent stock trailer is $1500 minimum. so i did what any broke welder would do....i'm making a cage to fit on my car hauler. VOILA---car hauler yesterday, stock trailer today!

    n/i my time i figure less than $500 in the cage. i went to Oneal Steel to buy some angle and while we were sittin there chewin the fat a forklift rolled by with 25 pcs of 2x2x.25 - 11'6". the driver said it was all miscut. long story short i got it for 40 cents per lb. i only need 6 pcs 16' long so i just made them.

    i only have about 6 hrs in it so far and i hope to finish tomorrow if the weather holds up. maybe even get it painted

    it'll be 76" wide x 16' long x 6'7" tall.
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