Trailer

Projects undertaken by redlineAU members to improve various aspects of their cars.
Post Reply
User avatar
blv
Permantly Unavailable
Posts: 7831
Joined: Wed 26 Feb, 2003 4:17 pm
Drives: MTB
Location: deep in the mists of boost, far beyond the thick cloud of tyre smoke

Trailer

Post by blv » Sat 22 Feb, 2014 6:33 pm

Well I thought I would share the build of my new box trailer.

I rebuilt Kate's dads box trailer a while ago because his floor was rusting out. The trailer was over 25 years old. I put the springs and axle on a new chassis and used a short alloy tray from a D22 Navara Dual Cab. Well I am now completely overhauling this because we need a bigger trailer.

I have decided to go away from leaf springs and a solid axle as I want to drop the trailer a bit lower. To get an even lower floor height I am building tubs into the tray. We also wanted a bigger tray so I bought a Mazda BT50 Single Cab Ute tray. Overall size is 2450 x 1850.

First step I needed to do to ditch the leaf packs is decide how I was going to set up the suspension. I decided to go the same way the Kimberly Campers off road campers are setup and go Independant Suspension. The difference is Kimberly Campers use a torsion bar whereas I work for a company that build shocks so I am going a height adjustable coilover.

So today I striped the old trailer off the chassis, ground off the leaf spring points and welded in my Indepentant Suspension arms. I have also welded in the loops that the top over the coilover will bolt to and the sheeting for tub will bolt onto this as well.

Next step is bring the tray home and cut it out to fit on the chassis, build the tubs and weld them in.

In the below photos, the trailer is sitting on the bump stops as I have not welded the brackets onto the trailing arms for the lower coilover mount to bolt to.

photo 1.JPG
photo 1.JPG (175.67 KiB) Viewed 18067 times
photo 2.JPG
photo 2.JPG (193.81 KiB) Viewed 18067 times
photo 3.JPG
photo 3.JPG (159.88 KiB) Viewed 18067 times
I just don't know if people like me. I know when they don't like me 'cause they'll say things like, 'Yeah, that's him, officer.'

User avatar
blv
Permantly Unavailable
Posts: 7831
Joined: Wed 26 Feb, 2003 4:17 pm
Drives: MTB
Location: deep in the mists of boost, far beyond the thick cloud of tyre smoke

Re: Trailer

Post by blv » Sat 22 Feb, 2014 6:34 pm

More Pics
photo 4.JPG
photo 4.JPG (178.33 KiB) Viewed 18066 times
photo 5.JPG
photo 5.JPG (113.54 KiB) Viewed 18066 times
I just don't know if people like me. I know when they don't like me 'cause they'll say things like, 'Yeah, that's him, officer.'

User avatar
SecaBoy
Mr Indecisive
Posts: 14367
Joined: Mon 19 May, 2003 5:09 pm

Re: Trailer

Post by SecaBoy » Sat 22 Feb, 2014 9:42 pm

What are you using it for?
1991 Toyota Corolla Seca ==> SOLD
2001 Subaru Impreza WRX ==> SOLD
2006 Honda Accord Euro Luxury ==> SOLD
1990 Nissan Silvia RB20DET ==> SOLD
2008 Toyota TRD Aurion 3500SL ==> SOLD
2010 Ford Falcon XR6T ==> SOLD
:cry
2016 VW Polo 81TSI DSG

User avatar
blv
Permantly Unavailable
Posts: 7831
Joined: Wed 26 Feb, 2003 4:17 pm
Drives: MTB
Location: deep in the mists of boost, far beyond the thick cloud of tyre smoke

Re: Trailer

Post by blv » Sun 23 Feb, 2014 7:12 am

We will be using it for camping and tip runs etc.
I just don't know if people like me. I know when they don't like me 'cause they'll say things like, 'Yeah, that's him, officer.'

User avatar
blv
Permantly Unavailable
Posts: 7831
Joined: Wed 26 Feb, 2003 4:17 pm
Drives: MTB
Location: deep in the mists of boost, far beyond the thick cloud of tyre smoke

Re: Trailer

Post by blv » Thu 27 Feb, 2014 8:33 pm

The coilovers are in!! I added the bracket mounts on the trailing arm this afternoon after work and bolted them in when I got home.
image.jpeg
image.jpeg (133.25 KiB) Viewed 18022 times
image(1).jpeg
image(1).jpeg (119.73 KiB) Viewed 18022 times
image(2).jpeg
image(2).jpeg (140.39 KiB) Viewed 18022 times
I just don't know if people like me. I know when they don't like me 'cause they'll say things like, 'Yeah, that's him, officer.'

User avatar
unwritten law
MILF Hunter!
Posts: 2048
Joined: Fri 03 May, 2002 1:35 pm
Location: sideways... with the groceries in the boot
Contact:

Re: Trailer

Post by unwritten law » Fri 25 Sep, 2015 5:00 pm

How did this project end up Brendan?

I'm thinking of doing some mods to mine. Its an old nathan 6x4 box with a cage.

Wanting to move the spare wheel to a vertical position up against the cage and weld a small toolbox to store ropes ratchets and the net in. The jockey wheel is also too close to the hitch that can get in the way when winding it.

The 4 stud wheels are piss ant.. how hard would it be to change to something a bit bigger in a 5 stud pattern?

I managed to truck 1.3tonne of clay to the tip the other day. Thought it weighed a bit but not that much. .. until i got to the weighbridge.
GRY32
GRYXXXII

.....

User avatar
unwritten law
MILF Hunter!
Posts: 2048
Joined: Fri 03 May, 2002 1:35 pm
Location: sideways... with the groceries in the boot
Contact:

Re: Trailer

Post by unwritten law » Fri 25 Sep, 2015 5:03 pm

GRY32
GRYXXXII

.....

User avatar
Evan
Nice WRX Fuckhead
Posts: 3820
Joined: Fri 03 May, 2002 10:11 am
Drives: audi. what a c##t!
Location: Vancouver, BC
Contact:

Re: Trailer

Post by Evan » Sat 26 Sep, 2015 7:44 am

nice box
aka gti-R

User avatar
unwritten law
MILF Hunter!
Posts: 2048
Joined: Fri 03 May, 2002 1:35 pm
Location: sideways... with the groceries in the boot
Contact:

Re: Trailer

Post by unwritten law » Sat 26 Sep, 2015 5:42 pm

Box yeah
GRY32
GRYXXXII

.....

User avatar
blv
Permantly Unavailable
Posts: 7831
Joined: Wed 26 Feb, 2003 4:17 pm
Drives: MTB
Location: deep in the mists of boost, far beyond the thick cloud of tyre smoke

Re: Trailer

Post by blv » Sat 26 Sep, 2015 7:14 pm

Yeah I have pretty much finished everything I wanted to do with it. I beefed up the control arms as the old ones flexed when carrying GVM. I put larger bearings too so if I add brakes later I can rego it as 1500kg.
ImageUploadedByTapatalk1443258590.586585.jpg
ImageUploadedByTapatalk1443258590.586585.jpg (153.79 KiB) Viewed 17292 times
To go five stud, you just need to change the hubs. You can buy either Early Holden, Late Holden or Ford which for both LM (750kg) or Ford bearing (1500kg) however your axle size is what you need to know to get the correct bearings.

Being a 6x4, it would most likely be LM.

All Trailer Spares on Toohey Rd Salisbury are the go to for anything trailer.

As for moving things around, won't be a hard job. I can go through it more with you when I'm back from NZ if your interested. I'm back end of next week. Shoot me your number in a PM.
I just don't know if people like me. I know when they don't like me 'cause they'll say things like, 'Yeah, that's him, officer.'

User avatar
iano
glass always half empty
Posts: 10229
Joined: Tue 21 May, 2002 6:21 pm
Drives: by my own accord

Trailer

Post by iano » Sat 26 Sep, 2015 7:22 pm

That looks absolutely sick. Top bloody work hey...
This isn't life, it's just stuff. And it's become more important to you than living. Well, honey, that's just nuts

User avatar
dan
argument inc
Posts: 6154
Joined: Wed 08 May, 2002 5:46 pm
Drives: German's mum........
Location: Brisbane

Re: Trailer

Post by dan » Mon 28 Sep, 2015 9:25 am

co; if you were changing the hubs i would try and put 4wd-stud-pattern hubs on it and fit the same size rims/tyres as you have on your paj.
camo means mogg, and mogg means business

User avatar
unwritten law
MILF Hunter!
Posts: 2048
Joined: Fri 03 May, 2002 1:35 pm
Location: sideways... with the groceries in the boot
Contact:

Re: Trailer

Post by unwritten law » Mon 28 Sep, 2015 9:39 am

Yeah that's what I'm thinking.

Nice Brendan, I'll shoot you a pm down the track when I've got a bit of spare time on my hands.
GRY32
GRYXXXII

.....

User avatar
blv
Permantly Unavailable
Posts: 7831
Joined: Wed 26 Feb, 2003 4:17 pm
Drives: MTB
Location: deep in the mists of boost, far beyond the thick cloud of tyre smoke

Re: Trailer

Post by blv » Mon 28 Sep, 2015 3:10 pm

No worries, and Dan has a point, however I don't think you can buy 6 stud with early Holden bearings, so if it is early Holden, you may have to change axle too.
I just don't know if people like me. I know when they don't like me 'cause they'll say things like, 'Yeah, that's him, officer.'

Post Reply