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    Northern Tool 4ft Overland Trailer Build

    Yeah having a title is nice when I go to sell it, luckily here in SC no tag is required! Crazy they wanted receipts for the paint and stuff!
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    Northern Tool 4ft Overland Trailer Build

    I thought it would be faster starting with a prebuilt frame that I only needed to beef up, and it wasn't at all. I could have saved a few hours easily by starting from scratch. I am currently building a 2nd one that is a bit larger and more heavy-duty, and I started totally from scratch this...
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    Northern Tool 4ft Overland Trailer Build

    Not sure if any of the pics show it well, but where the uprights are attached to the frame I boxed in and added vertical supports, they are probably now the strongest spots on the trailer. Triangulating the tongue was on my to-do list but after a little research, I figured it was pretty unscary...
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    Northern Tool 4ft Overland Trailer Build

    In the middle of packing up so not the best pic Wish our rooftop tent would arrive already =[ Second trip out with it and we beat the crapppp out of it because of all the washed-out trails after the hurricane ok ok I need some fenders I'll continue to update as I add and change...
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    Northern Tool 4ft Overland Trailer Build

    Ok big update since I TOTALLY forgot to update. The trailer is done! Well actually has been done for a while! We have taken it out on two trips so far totally about 650 miles of pavement and about 150 miles of trails and it's been fantastic! Version 2 is being built now so hopefully it'll be...
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    My Trailer

    Getting there! Excited to see this done
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    M116A2 that can grill a cow... Build !!

    What a great build! What I aspire to do next!
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    Northern Tool 4ft Overland Trailer Build

    The bottom is getting a rubberized undercoating from rhino liners, the entire thing will be sealed with sealing primer before the paint and undercoating which will stop any warpage or cracks
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    Northern Tool 4ft Overland Trailer Build

    Got a lot done this weekend! Got everything installed and started filling screw holes and seams, inside was caulked for maximum waterproofing! Hinges, locks, and handles were installed and will have to be pulled back off before painting. My new wheels came in, and of course, I accidentally...
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    Northern Tool 4ft Overland Trailer Build

    Got all the wood I needed (dang that ******** is expensive!) and started cutting! Framed up Checked fitment Putting on the top And that's it for today! The other 3 sides will all have doors cut out so they're going to take a bit more time. I started framing the inside for the...
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    Northern Tool 4ft Overland Trailer Build

    The damn thing was too tall. But at least 15-17 inches. After I hooked it to the back of the jeep and 4runner I realized my mistake, so time to cut! I did not take any pics of this part because I just wanted to be done! The next dat=y I lowered the whole thing by 15 inches. So much better now...
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    Northern Tool 4ft Overland Trailer Build

    So I had finished all the welding and metalwork Friday! Welding on the leveling jacks in the corners and finished up the RTT rack! Did lots of sanding and grinding and got to lay one the first coat of primer... ...but something several people have said was starting to make me second...
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    Northern Tool 4ft Overland Trailer Build

    Got a little more done last night! Finished welding up the RTT rack and the awning arms! I must have ordered my metal wrong because I am short my front/rear cargo bars and two gussets for the front RTT rack, but I am picking them up today! Also did lots of grinding and sanding. Metalwork will...
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