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Picked up a small 4x8 boat trailer:
|Had those magnetic towing lights that just kept falling off. So, I picked up some recessed LED lights|
|First step was making some C channel out of angle iron:|
|TIG welded them together. Then cut an oval hole for the Lamps:|
Then welded the frames on
:The D-ring was welded on also. Both done using stick welding.
|Here's a completed tail light:|
|A bit of paint, bigger fenders welded on (also upgraded to 12" wheels.) Reflector brackets welded on. Tongue was shortened about 3 feet.|
|Started by making a rectangle frame:|
|50 x 96 inside dimensions. All stick welded. Here's some sample welds:|
|Started on the sides:|
|All welding is done ;)|
Now on to painting. Need to get some primer and the deck boards.
Oh, yes, it still tilts, but it is considerably heavier.:
|Picked up 5/4 x 6 deck boards:|
|First coat of primer:|
|First coat of black:|
|Painting done, now just need to bake in the sun to get hard:|
|All done for now:|
|Starting a gate:|
|Some welds, Stick wekded with Lincoln Electric 6013, 3/32" rods.|
Started making hinges from 3/4" DOM tubing and 1/2" steel rods. Will allow gate to be removed and reinstalled as a ramp with right, left and center positions.
Forgot to take picts of completed gate. It works well.
On the sides, pins slide in to hold the gate closed. I put them on chains so with the gate down and the pins installed, the gate lays flat. That makes it just ove a 9' trailer.