FJ60 trailer build

wheelin62

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Impressive! What's your plan for the rain gutter in the middle? Worry about that after the frame/hinges are done?
Not sure yet. I really want to get this thing rolling. I hope by then an idea will come to me for that. There are now so many little things to do, just want to get the big things done and go back to those after.
I thought if using the upper portion if the lift hatch to fill the gap, not sure yet.
 

wheelin62

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Well this weekend was full of hinge making, or attempts, and tongue and hitch making. The roof section hinges still need work to clear the rear of the hood. I did though get the tongue and hitch made up and couldn't resist to tow the trailer around the block. :smiley_drive: I had a grin on my face from ear to ear.:wings: Need to find a 7/8 hitch pin to replace the bolt I used today.
The hinges are on hold right now, this week I want to take care of a lot of other key little things to get this thing closer to road worthy. On all counts, a very good weekend. :victory:
 

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Detour

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thats quite a trailer!

i was just up in oak harbor picking up a fj hardtop a week ago. what a nice area! we hit that road side bbq on the way out. that right there was worth the trip :)
 

wheelin62

Observer
Awesome. Do you have a picture showing both sides open?
Unfortunately as of now both ends can't be open at the same time. It's due to how the hood hinge is and the way the roof hinge was made just to clear the hood. I could just trim the roof section way down to allow both to be opened together, but the gap that makes in the middle would be huge and I don't even know how to address the small gap I have now. I don't really foresee a need to have both open at the same time other than having the option to.
 

wheelin62

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Well after a few long days of taking care on minor things on the trailer, got a lot done. Mounted the body, finished welding up the internal hinge frame, wired up the trailer and cruiser with 7pin connectors, installing the hood pull latch in the fuel door compartment, redoing the rear hatch latch and lock to work with the new setup. Was able to get the lower fenders welded together. Still more body work needed, but thats fine.

Most importantly I got it inspected and registered yesterday! :wings::wings:

Will be adding some 33's to it and wiring the other lights up this weekend along with hood lift shocks and more fine tuning of stuff.
 

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wheelin62

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Couple more pics. Was able to install hood lift struts last night. By far the easiest mod done to this thing. Works great. A little tough to close because they are 120lb struts, but when the tent goes on it will be better, might even have to go to 150lb ones. Ordering the side marker lights and tail light lenses, so will start running wire for those this weekend.
 

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cgalpin

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Yeah I am waiting for heavier duty struts for my trailer lid too. I ordered bling stainless ones and they are back ordered. Might just get the much cheaper regular ones. Watching your build progress so quickly is making me want to finish mine :clapsmile
 
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