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Offroad Trailer build
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BellyDoc
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Offroad Trailer build Reply with quote

Reflecting lights are a perfectly acceptable option. The need for a reflector is to be identifiable as a potential road hazard from a distance while stopped at night. There's no reason that same point can't be a marker light which is for demonstrating vehicle size in the dark while driving.

There's no specific reason I can think of that the tail lights should be mounted horizontally versus vertically, or even diagonally. That's just a matter of what works well with your design. However, some light kits use the same bulb to be a "red" tail light through a red filter, and a "white" license plate light through a clear filter underneath. That's how mine are. Yours are better because they're LEDs so they don't draw as much power. You can just run a single element light source off the same lead as one of the tail lights for your license plate.

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az4runner wrote:
glideraz wrote:
if I where you I would just get some jb weld
Is jb weld really as strong as if I just welded them on with my welder?

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Could be stronger it all depends on how you weld
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Offroad Trailer build Reply with quote

Hey Clutch, can you weld stainless? Got a weld busted on one of Harley pipes.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Offroad Trailer build Reply with quote

He can weld aluminum foil!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Offroad Trailer build Reply with quote

Homedad wrote:
He can weld aluminum foil!

Truth.....
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ClutchBurner
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Offroad Trailer build Reply with quote

Remcon wrote:
Hey Clutch, can you weld stainless? Got a weld busted on one of Harley pipes.
Yeah I think I have some 304 ss welding rod Jimmy gave me.Are you sure its stainless steel and not chrome plated mild steel ?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Offroad Trailer build Reply with quote

Hmm..come to think about it. I believe you're correct.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Offroad Trailer build Reply with quote

Where ever I weld on your pipes it is going to mess your chrome up and will need it re chrome plated.Ever hear chrome won't get you home lol.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Offroad Trailer build Reply with quote

Doc here are some pictures of the red and amber reflectors and red and amber led marker lights .It may be over doing to but I seen trailer diagrams online with this configuration.


Now do I need the lighted amber marker at the top of side rail or middle before the side rail tapers up.


Here is some more wheel wells pictures.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Offroad Trailer build Reply with quote

Chances are that any of the orange front markers, in those locations, will not last very long. Rocks from the dirt roads, will take care of them. At least, that is how it was on my trailer.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Offroad Trailer build Reply with quote

I believe the intent of the clearance lights is to help tell vehicles aproaching from a distance what size to expect your trailer to be. You want them on the widest points, as far forward and back as you can go. I'd put them before and behind the wheel wells on the outer edge of the fender assembly.

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az4runner wrote:
glideraz wrote:
if I where you I would just get some jb weld
Is jb weld really as strong as if I just welded them on with my welder?

glideraz wrote:
Could be stronger it all depends on how you weld
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ClutchBurner
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Offroad Trailer build Reply with quote

I got the hitch installed today, welded the reinforcement end on the square tubing. Drilling the 5/8th hole for the hitch pin was not fun to do with a hand drill. This hitch is one of two I'm going to make, I also want to make a full articulating one to use also. I did hook it up to the FJ and did a few laps around the block.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Offroad Trailer build Reply with quote

Shitty welds

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Offroad Trailer build Reply with quote

Homedad wrote:
Shitty welds

Don't make me weld your pie hole shut.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Offroad Trailer build Reply with quote

I'll let my pipes rattle then. I don't particularly care for the style pipes on it anyway so ...

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Offroad Trailer build Reply with quote

ClutchBurner wrote:
Homedad wrote:
Shitty welds

Don't make me weld your pie hole shut.

FIGHT NICE BOYZZZ

ClutchBurner welds like this kid fights dragons!!!!!

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