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Texas trailer build

post #1 of 13
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Alright guys here's my 250 gallon on a 5x10 trailer.
My dad already had the tank,so that saved me some time and money.
I made the trailer out of 11g 3x2 tubing. Underneath i have a 3500# axle with brakes. Thanks for looking,and all feedback welcome.

Pics to follow from beginning to current.
post #2 of 13
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Took everything off to vent and then filled with water an soap
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Started cutting out doors,got the top strap with hinges tacked...man using a cutoff wheel for this sux!
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A little more progress on doors
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1 door done
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Both doors finished
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post #3 of 13
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Laying things out and takin measurements
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Tacking up the coupler..
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post #4 of 13
Dog, afternoon... I suggest you mount the spring perches to a piece of angle iron that is longer than the springs themselves.... that allows you to trim the trailer balance...

Dave
post #5 of 13
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Thanks for the info dave, but they are know fully welded on. Im guessing that would've helped out because I built the trailer on the 60/40 split , and i'm going to have to remove the back of the trailer to slide the firebox in towards the axle to balance the trailer.
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post #7 of 13
Very nice I will be building a trailer like that soon does the 11ga seem plenty strong? I was gonna use 3/16 but 11ga will save some money for sure
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by symonds86 View Post

Very nice I will be building a trailer like that soon does the 11ga seem plenty strong? I was gonna use 3/16 but 11ga will save some money for sure

I was kinda iffy about it,but i saw other guys using it for their builds.
I'm glad i decided to use it. It's easy and fast to work with and yes,plenty strong.
post #9 of 13
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Firebox tacked up
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Smoothed out the welds
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Air intakes cut out
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post #10 of 13
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Marking the doors for the cleanout and main FB door
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post #11 of 13
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Need some input guys.
Feldons calculator calls for 188.16 inch opening from FB to CC.
will 254 inches be way to much? What affect would it have?
post #12 of 13
That will be very good..... Feldon's is a little stingy on that measurement when making a Reverse Flow.... make the same at the end of the RF plate.....
post #13 of 13
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Thanks dave, now i can stop stressin over this and finish this thing up.
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