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wahoo5
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« on: April 15, 2016, 07:01:58 PM »

Looking for a tire trailer to pull behind the FR-S. Let me know if you have one or know of one for sale. Thanks.

ogburn (at) gmail <dot> com

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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2016, 03:55:58 AM »

I'm in process of building mine now, ( mines a little over kill ). Its a 40x48 w/ 12" wheels, 36" tool chest, and the rear is a 53" wide tube rack to hold my 315's. I'm in it just over a grand ( trailer, chest, metal, and hitch) I think its all worth it instead of putting the Stang up on a trailer and paying for the gas in my 88 tow rig. When towing I get 7-8mpg where I get 25mpg with the stang and with a 200mi route trip the trailer will pay for itself.





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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2016, 10:06:28 AM »

Looks awesome. What is the base trailer? Where did you get the box? Thanks.

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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2016, 05:03:11 PM »

Here is the trailer
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200612543_200612543

Here is the chest
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200620960_200620960



I finished up the fab work on the "cage" to lock in the wheels




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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2016, 03:27:44 AM »

That looks the same as the Harbor Freight trailer which half that price when its on sale and you use the 20% off coupon. You should reinforce the tongue  and all of the joints, there are horror stories on forums about them coming apart. I welded all the joints and used 1" square tube to triangulate the tongue on the two cross bars that it connects to. One of the Vette guys had his rip off on the highway, luckily it went in the ditch instead of another car.
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2016, 04:41:37 PM »

Yea there are some scary stories out there about the harbor freight ones, these are similar in alot of ways but not all of them, that's why I went with the northern brand. The cage I made for the wheels ties the mid and rear frame rails together with the sides, and the box does the same with the front end. I do plan on blowing it all apart in the off season ( unless a reason pops up to do it sooner) and welding the whole frame together. Here is the finished trailer.

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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2016, 03:57:13 AM »

Just make sure you reinforce that tongue. Just the bolts through thin sheet metal isn't much to hold the lateral loads without any triangulation.
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2016, 02:54:21 AM »

Thats the plan, as soon as I get a chance to do it. Thanks for the information
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