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Re: Army Trailer into a Farm Service Trailer conversion
« Reply #150 on: September 07, 2017, 11:49:43 PM »
Anyway, it is now ready to carry water and fuel, so I have planned a shakedown run tomorrow to transport fuel and water to the farm.

When I bring it back, Sunday, I will add the missing parts and cover with canvas.
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« Reply #151 on: September 07, 2017, 11:58:08 PM »
And maybe a 90* fitting?

How are we to sleep up there with plywood on it,,,,,,,,,,,,
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« Reply #152 on: September 08, 2017, 12:39:04 AM »
 :likebutton: that looks great. I was going to ask about running pipes between the "hoops " to add more rigidity. I think I saw that somewhere on military trailers with similar canvas tops. But sounds like you beat me to it! I think this will work great!

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« Reply #153 on: September 08, 2017, 12:44:31 AM »
The new tac topper with built in flame thrower.
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« Reply #154 on: September 08, 2017, 06:12:21 PM »
Wilbur, that's what we were "ribbing" him about back a few posts, about how cheap he was in not wanting to spend 1200 on the mil version. lol
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« Reply #155 on: September 10, 2017, 08:07:11 AM »
Shake down run was a brilliant success!

Post and pics to come
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« Reply #156 on: September 10, 2017, 07:57:26 PM »
Pictured here is with 325 gal of water and no diesel
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« Reply #157 on: September 10, 2017, 07:58:34 PM »
Topping up the diesel tank.

I actually added 84 gallons of the good stuff before my wallet screamed for me to stop!
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« Reply #158 on: September 10, 2017, 08:00:03 PM »
It rode along great! Far better than I would have expected. I maintained normal speed and off road, well that trailer with the big 37" (Actually closer to 35") mil tires handled the rough terrain very well
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« Reply #159 on: September 10, 2017, 08:02:17 PM »
I used it to top off the fuel tanks of Sarge and Chief, then pumped the balance into the resident fuel tank.
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« Reply #160 on: September 10, 2017, 10:00:59 PM »
Did that only fill it 1/4?
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« Reply #161 on: September 11, 2017, 06:49:32 PM »
Did that only fill it 1/4?
Yea, what was left after topping up Sarge and Chief.
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« Reply #162 on: September 11, 2017, 11:57:40 PM »
I thought you put all 85 into her and it was just a 1/4.

What you going to cover it with?
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« Reply #163 on: September 12, 2017, 01:00:10 AM »
Looks like combat max needs a bigger lift so it will match the trailer.  :)

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« Reply #164 on: September 12, 2017, 07:26:36 AM »
Ken I was thinking the same thing but wasn't going to say it.  Glad you did.   Perhaps a drop hitch turned upside down to at least make the trailer sit level.

Something like this

https://www.etrailer.com/Pintle-Hitch/Curt/C48341.html?feed=npn&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsamDxcSf1gIVjB6GCh2h6g-zEAQYAyABEgJKmvD_BwE


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« Reply #165 on: September 12, 2017, 08:24:35 AM »
Glad I'm not the only one bothered by that truck / trailer setup.....
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« Reply #166 on: September 12, 2017, 09:59:34 AM »
I thought you put all 85 into her and it was just a 1/4.

What you going to cover it with?
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I want to find one of those oiled canvas tarps. Out on the hunt today actually under this cover of rain!
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« Reply #167 on: September 12, 2017, 01:56:51 PM »
I thought you put all 85 into her and it was just a 1/4.

What you going to cover it with?
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I want to find one of those oiled canvas tarps. Out on the hunt today actually under this cover of rain!

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« Reply #168 on: September 12, 2017, 03:05:35 PM »
Phil is in the house!

Don, I bought some off amazon. They will shrink, but that's the nature of oiled canvas..this is the largest one I bought (2 years ago and it has shrunk about 10" length wise)
https://www.amazon.com/12-Olive-Drab-Canvas-Tarpaulin/dp/B009ACBHZ6
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« Reply #169 on: September 19, 2017, 08:44:18 PM »
I finished up the canvas bow structure today along with about everything else except for the canvas cover. But, time to put the trailer into service. I'll top up the fuel and water and transport it farmside, then temporarily cover it all with a tarp. We will revisit the proper canvas top at some point in the future.

I added a hook to stow the rubber garden hose inside the trailer
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« Reply #170 on: September 19, 2017, 08:45:37 PM »
Then tacked in the rest of the structure. Even just tack welded the thing was pretty strong and rigid
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« Reply #171 on: September 19, 2017, 08:48:00 PM »
Then I pulled it off being careful to drag it all across every new painted surface within 50 feet, just to give the thing a "beaten" appearance ;-0

I welded the whole thing, then ground the welds and protrusions, then cleaned it with a wire wheel and degreaser
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« Reply #172 on: September 19, 2017, 08:49:54 PM »
I coated the feet with a rubberized product, and even though it is galvanized, sprayed it with acid etch primer and a good quality gray enamel
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« Reply #173 on: September 19, 2017, 08:50:08 PM »
Does the tailgate close?
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« Reply #174 on: September 19, 2017, 08:52:11 PM »
Then again being careful to scratch everything I previously missed, I raked the sharp edges all over the fresh green paint to make it look like it just spent the day driving through a B-52 Arch-Light strike...It does!

Oh somewhere during that process, it became remounted amid all the damaged and scratched paint.
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« Reply #175 on: September 19, 2017, 08:52:24 PM »
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« Reply #176 on: September 19, 2017, 08:53:16 PM »
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« Reply #177 on: September 19, 2017, 08:54:09 PM »
The a piece of 7/16 OSB found its way onto the top and was secured with a whole buncha' zip ties
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« Reply #178 on: September 19, 2017, 08:55:34 PM »
I purchased the elbow fitting that is going to buy me another 2" of room, allowing me to nearly (possibly??) close the gate. I'll install that after draining 320 gallons of water!
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« Reply #179 on: September 19, 2017, 08:56:13 PM »
And I threw in the rubber hose.

THis thing is operational!
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« Reply #180 on: September 20, 2017, 11:09:16 PM »
Why is nothing the same color? Why not the mixed military green to match the trailer? Why the truck wheels not military green? 


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« Reply #181 on: September 21, 2017, 10:36:37 AM »
Why is nothing the same color? Why not the mixed military green to match the trailer? Why the truck wheels not military green? 


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Truck wheels military green

Hmmm...
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« Reply #182 on: September 21, 2017, 01:38:00 PM »
Why is nothing the same color? Why not the mixed military green to match the trailer? Why the truck wheels not military green? 


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Brilliant!!! Why hasn't that been suggested before? Sometimes things are so obvious, they go unnoticed by almost everyone.


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« Reply #183 on: September 21, 2017, 01:45:15 PM »
Truck wheels military green

Hmmm...
I dare you!
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« Reply #184 on: September 21, 2017, 01:45:45 PM »
Truck wheels military green

Hmmm...
I dare you!
I double dog dare you.


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« Reply #185 on: September 21, 2017, 01:49:51 PM »
Truck wheels military green

Hmmm...
I dare you!
I double dog dare you.


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« Reply #186 on: September 21, 2017, 02:29:07 PM »
Truck wheels military green

Hmmm...
I dare you!
I double dog dare you.


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« Reply #187 on: September 21, 2017, 02:59:08 PM »
Had to "go right for the throat!"
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« Reply #188 on: September 21, 2017, 03:04:03 PM »
I only ever ventured to the double dog dare you level once. Kennedy was president. Seems, if I remember correctly, when I was a youte my friend double dared me to shimmy out on this limb of a sassafras tree overhanging an excavation in the gravel pit. The drop was ah, maybe 25-30 feet.

The branch gave way, as fate would have it, and, branch in hand I cleared most of the embankment only banging off things long enough to break bones.

I walked home carrying my broken arm which was like boken and floppin'

My neighbor, Mrs Greenfield saw me walking down the street and came out running. "Donald, Donald, you're arm is broken" "I know, have to go tell mom, the branch broke that Mark double dared me to climb out on."

So, checked that block, there'll be no more...
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« Reply #189 on: September 21, 2017, 03:16:58 PM »
I only ever ventured to the double dog dare you level once. Kennedy was president. Seems, if I remember correctly, when I was a youte my friend double dared me to shimmy out on this limb of a sassafras tree overhanging an excavation in the gravel pit. The drop was ah, maybe 25-30 feet.

The branch gave way, as fate would have it, and, branch in hand I cleared most of the embankment only banging off things long enough to break bones.

I walked home carrying my broken arm which was like boken and floppin'

My neighbor, Mrs Greenfield saw me walking down the street and came out running. "Donald, Donald, you're arm is broken" "I know, have to go tell mom, the branch broke that Mark double dared me to climb out on."

So, checked that block, there'll be no more...

Was there a dare involved when you wheelied that motorbike in the yard and banged yourself up or was that just you trying to prove you could still pull a successful wheelie? :popcorn:
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« Reply #190 on: September 21, 2017, 03:42:14 PM »
I only ever ventured to the double dog dare you level once. Kennedy was president. Seems, if I remember correctly, when I was a youte my friend double dared me to shimmy out on this limb of a sassafras tree overhanging an excavation in the gravel pit. The drop was ah, maybe 25-30 feet.

The branch gave way, as fate would have it, and, branch in hand I cleared most of the embankment only banging off things long enough to break bones.

I walked home carrying my broken arm which was like boken and floppin'

My neighbor, Mrs Greenfield saw me walking down the street and came out running. "Donald, Donald, you're arm is broken" "I know, have to go tell mom, the branch broke that Mark double dared me to climb out on."

So, checked that block, there'll be no more...

Was there a dare involved when you wheelied that motorbike in the yard and banged yourself up or was that just you trying to prove you could still pull a successful wheelie? :popcorn:
Neither

Wife was filming

Need I say more?
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« Reply #191 on: September 21, 2017, 03:55:06 PM »
I only ever ventured to the double dog dare you level once. Kennedy was president. Seems, if I remember correctly, when I was a youte my friend double dared me to shimmy out on this limb of a sassafras tree overhanging an excavation in the gravel pit. The drop was ah, maybe 25-30 feet.

The branch gave way, as fate would have it, and, branch in hand I cleared most of the embankment only banging off things long enough to break bones.

I walked home carrying my broken arm which was like boken and floppin'

My neighbor, Mrs Greenfield saw me walking down the street and came out running. "Donald, Donald, you're arm is broken" "I know, have to go tell mom, the branch broke that Mark double dared me to climb out on."

So, checked that block, there'll be no more...

Was there a dare involved when you wheelied that motorbike in the yard and banged yourself up or was that just you trying to prove you could still pull a successful wheelie? :popcorn:
Neither

Wife was filming

Need I say more?

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« Reply #192 on: September 21, 2017, 04:11:00 PM »
It was probably more like darn it another er visit as she ran to the rescue in her high heels..... :facepalm:
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« Reply #193 on: September 21, 2017, 07:41:46 PM »
Post the video. It's been long enough


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« Reply #194 on: September 21, 2017, 11:52:24 PM »
Post the video. It's been long enough


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« Reply #195 on: September 22, 2017, 07:43:05 AM »
Does the tailgate close?
Nope

It has been awhile but I seen to remember hinges for these tailgates that extended due to long loads such as generators or commo rigs.  Maybe you can fab up a couple hinges and top fasteners allowing the same thing.
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« Reply #196 on: September 22, 2017, 09:09:31 AM »
Does the tailgate close?
Nope

It has been awhile but I seen to remember hinges for these tailgates that extended due to long loads such as generators or commo rigs.  Maybe you can fab up a couple hinges and top fasteners allowing the same thing.
Probably won't need to Matt,
I haven't even installed the ninety which will give me a couple inches room, and then if the gate closes most of the way, then why bother fixing something that really doesn't need fixing?
Plan A: install the ninety when the tank is empty (Down to 200 gallons presently) then latch up the day and give it no more thought!

Plan B: Go with Plan A
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« Reply #197 on: September 22, 2017, 11:47:47 AM »
Plan A is the route that I would follow more than likely as well.
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