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Crawler Hauler build thread

Discussion in 'The Driveway (build threads)' started by Whitey1303, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Whitey1303

    Whitey1303 1/2 ton status

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    this is posted in the trailer section but I figured itd get more attention over here.

    just went and picked this up today. took me 17 hours when it was supposed to take 10 due to a tire locking up and me tearing into brakes in a gas station parking lot haha. paid 360 dollars after the auction fees. its a 37' 11" trailer that I want to be able to haul 3 vehicles when is all done, heres the start, this build may be slow but ill update as we get things done.
    thanks for looking, ENJOY!


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    Whitey1303 1/2 ton status

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    more pics

    Bringing it back!
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    Wow. I bet you got some crazy looks driving that back.



    This is going to be fun to watch.
     
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    Deuling "Official CK5 Post Whore" Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    haha it was so funny watching peoples reactions to it. especially the cops that drove by. its going to be fun to build lol.
     
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    So, i know nothing about these trailers.

    What are axles on something like this rated for?
     
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    somebody my dad knows said theyre 7500# but I have to ask somebody who know for sure. I think theyre more but idk right noe
     
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    7500 ea? or 7500 combined?
     
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    This certainly looks interesting and I'm not to far from you. Where did you find it?
     
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    Complete property care? You sure didn't care for this piece of property.....:haha:
     
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    each but I have to check and see if theres a number or something on one of the axles.

    found it on copart, its an auction site where we buy all of our builders we do. but I got it from Kansas city, missouri

    haha, thats one of our company trucks, were a lawn and landscape company.
     
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    matches the Ford nicely :D








    no1 else was gunna say it :D :D
     
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    haha burnt?
    I agree!

    it was the only truck we have running good enough, was heavy enough, and reliably enough to make it to Kansas city and back.
     
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    I don't ever think I have seen an 8 lug trailer axle for anything less than 7k, they usually go 6 lug for 5k and I have seen some 8 lug rated at 5k but those were special ordered like that and they looked just about exactly the same as the 7k axles I have seen. Never took em apart so I don't know.

    But yah those axles wheels and tires would set you back a pretty penny, whole thing is worth it just for that stuff
     
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    I haven't seen one rated under 7 either. I just wonder what theyre rated for.
    yeah just the parts alone are worth more than I paid for it.
     
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    I had a friend buy an old burnt out trailer like that well it was a bit older. You would be amazed at the things people wanted off it.

    He sold 4 good windows he had for like 500 bucks!!!!!!

    Basically made close to a grand on it paid for a good chunk of building his trailer
     
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    Yeah, you couldn't buy one of those axles for what you have into it. You did well.

    Martin
     
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    Closely following this :D and now watching for a trashed/ cheap RV :doah:
     
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    In for the show. You guys always come up with something that adds sh!t to my list of wants. :doah:
     
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    I wish I had something to post for you guys but now that I bought this trailer its snowed every week. hopefully next week it wont snow so I can have some time off work to tear this thing down!
     

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