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SCUMMY

Australia
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Posted - 12/07/2013 :  01:43:57  Show Profile  Send SCUMMY an AOL message  Send SCUMMY an ICQ Message Send SCUMMY a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Gday
Since life has gone to crap all the Simplicitys are packed in a shed and the bag got my trailer?
so i slowly getting the flat top going it was a 15ft caravan i got for $150 i got $90 back for the scrap.

[URL=http://smg.photobucket.com/user/SCUMMY/media/Flat%20Bed%20Trailer/Caravan.jpg.html][/URL]



[URL=http://smg.photobucket.com/user/SCUMMY/media/Flat%20Bed%20Trailer/CaravanStriped03.jpg.html][/URL]


So i used it to move my stuff and been slowly getting it ready

[URL=http://smg.photobucket.com/user/SCUMMY/media/Flat%20Bed%20Trailer/FlatbedLoaded.jpg.html][/URL]

I cut it down to 7ft wide and left it at 12ft long

[URL=http://smg.photobucket.com/user/SCUMMY/media/Flat%20Bed%20Trailer/CaravanStriped04.jpg.html][/URL]


I bent up some rod to make tie down points inside the rails

[URL=http://smg.photobucket.com/user/SCUMMY/media/Flat%20Bed%20Trailer/TrailerSidesWithTieDowns.jpg.html][/URL]


Funny thing is i did not run tape over how wide it was till after i cut all of the sides! lol funny thing is it was 7ft i set it up by eye where i wanted the sides till i thought that looks right

[URL=http://smg.photobucket.com/user/SCUMMY/media/Flat%20Bed%20Trailer/CaravanStriped08.jpg.html][/URL]


i put it on the ramps so it was not to low

[URL=http://smg.photobucket.com/user/SCUMMY/media/Flat%20Bed%20Trailer/TrailerOnRamp.jpg.html][/URL]

5mm plate was all i had so was the 5mm flat bar for around the lights

[URL=http://smg.photobucket.com/user/SCUMMY/media/Flat%20Bed%20Trailer/CaravanStriped09.jpg.html][/URL]


As for the welding i worked something out PUT MY GLASSES ON lol (Hate em)
[URL=http://smg.photobucket.com/user/SCUMMY/media/Flat%20Bed%20Trailer/Welds.jpg.html][/URL]

[URL=http://smg.photobucket.com/user/SCUMMY/media/Flat%20Bed%20Trailer/TrailerLightBraket.jpg.html][/URL]


The Hitch its 50mm and the brakes
[URL=http://smg.photobucket.com/user/SCUMMY/media/Flat%20Bed%20Trailer/FlatTopHitch.jpg.html][/URL]


I cut the old wind down jacks off and left the little wheels on to help protect the lights and number plate and all lights are leds
[URL=http://smg.photobucket.com/user/SCUMMY/media/Flat%20Bed%20Trailer/CaravanStriped13.jpg.html][/URL]
[URL=http://smg.photobucket.com/user/SCUMMY/media/Flat%20Bed%20Trailer/CaravanStriped14.jpg.html][/URL]


Oh heres a pic of the old trailer 7x6 well 6 1/2 x5 1/2 it was a oddball size
[URL=http://smg.photobucket.com/user/SCUMMY/media/20120813_144032.jpg.html][/URL]


The plan is to put a rail at the front some guards (fenders) 12mm marine ply for the deck with 2 coats of decking oil and get brakes going would like electric and some paint on it i have got some ramps that will work for now.

oh i know should of got the whole thing sandblasted but i not got a shed so next time when the deck rots out
as it is i do a hr or 2 work on it when i feel like it and its in nans yard and she at 92 i dont what to bug her to much
cheers

Everything Is On hold All My Stuff Is Packed In a 40ft Hc Im Not In The Farm House No More? My Marriage Is Over Stuff Her

Simplicity 7013S Baron (Runs & Cuts)
Simplicity 2110 (Motor in 7013S No Deck)
Simplicity 4211 (No Motor No Deck)
Simplicity 701? (Wont Start Got Deck)
Stiga Park 2000E (Deck Needs Work)

1 Day 1/2 Made Front 42" Grader Blade
Made Mid Mount Grader Blade
WTB Brinly Sleeve Hitch Cultivator

Edited by - SCUMMY on 12/11/2013 10:25:10

skunkhome

USA
12750 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2013 :  02:15:51  Show Profile Send skunkhome a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I thought you were taking a trip to a plateau. Two countries separated by a common language! Looks like a pretty good conversion. 12mm sounds kinda thin for a deck. I was thinking more like 18-19mm.

Scummy, if you would go to edit and hit the "return" between your URL and the photo link your post would fit the page better and be easier to read.
If I had access to this forum I would lean it up for you.

Phil



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SCUMMY

Australia
106 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2013 :  06:27:54  Show Profile  Send SCUMMY an AOL message  Send SCUMMY an ICQ Message Send SCUMMY a Private Message  Reply with Quote
mmm cant work it out right now oh well

Everything Is On hold All My Stuff Is Packed In a 40ft Hc Im Not In The Farm House No More? My Marriage Is Over Stuff Her

Simplicity 7013S Baron (Runs & Cuts)
Simplicity 2110 (Motor in 7013S No Deck)
Simplicity 4211 (No Motor No Deck)
Simplicity 701? (Wont Start Got Deck)
Stiga Park 2000E (Deck Needs Work)

1 Day 1/2 Made Front 42" Grader Blade
Made Mid Mount Grader Blade
WTB Brinly Sleeve Hitch Cultivator
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skunkhome

USA
12750 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2013 :  09:48:52  Show Profile Send skunkhome a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sorry to hear that!

Phil



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B-16_IC

USA
2823 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2013 :  22:06:13  Show Profile  Visit B-16_IC's Homepage Send B-16_IC a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Looks like a very worthwhile project. Should make a most useful tool! I sure do hope life begins treating you better soon.

Life is all about paying. Pay attention, or pay the consequences, the choice is yours. Rich
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SCUMMY

Australia
106 Posts

Posted - 12/11/2013 :  10:27:23  Show Profile  Send SCUMMY an AOL message  Send SCUMMY an ICQ Message Send SCUMMY a Private Message  Reply with Quote
mmm still cant work it out and i even looked at the one u fixed SkunkHome oh well
cheers

Everything Is On hold All My Stuff Is Packed In a 40ft Hc Im Not In The Farm House No More? My Marriage Is Over Stuff Her

Simplicity 7013S Baron (Runs & Cuts)
Simplicity 2110 (Motor in 7013S No Deck)
Simplicity 4211 (No Motor No Deck)
Simplicity 701? (Wont Start Got Deck)
Stiga Park 2000E (Deck Needs Work)

1 Day 1/2 Made Front 42" Grader Blade
Made Mid Mount Grader Blade
WTB Brinly Sleeve Hitch Cultivator
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BRAD1975

Canada
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Posted - 05/19/2014 :  22:28:33  Show Profile  Visit BRAD1975's Homepage Send BRAD1975 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
nice lights..im a big fan of LED too..the only drawback here is winter use they dont get hot enough to melt off the snow
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skunkhome

USA
12750 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2014 :  08:26:58  Show Profile Send skunkhome a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BRAD1975

nice lights..im a big fan of LED too..the only drawback here is winter use they dont get hot enough to melt off the snow

I have not thought of that.

Phil



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