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    Paul previously posted:
    "The trailer axle is 2" square and the bolts go around it from the bottom up so I need 2" id, about 4-5" long."

    Looks like this is what you need http://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Tow-Tie-...S6R8F78X2RYRFW
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    why not weld a bottom plate that matches the top spring plate to the top of axle, and use bolts.

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    NativeTaco previously posted:
    "I have a few sets of u bolts at my place. I will check the dimensions when I get home tomorrow, pm me to remind me."


    Thanks Travis, but I ordered these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Trailer-U-Bo...p2054897.l5668
    Thanks again for the leaf springs, I'm still in awe that you pulled them so cleanly, everything was like new.

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    Crawling along...

    (l-r)- spring plates, center pins and nuts, ubolts, overload leafs cut short, mounting plates, backing plates.



    triple measured, hand tight, marking for welding the mounting plates.


    welding on the mounting plates


    mounted


    it's starting to look like a trailer...








    I left a little extra room between the frame and wheels, the fenders will attach to the axle, not the frame.



    Start of the flatbed, it's plywood with rounded corners and a bullnose all around, slate grey paint leftover from my basement floor. I need to drill it and the frame still.


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    Lookin good
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    Coming along nicely!

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    No real time this past week, but I got the flatbed on and tweaked a couple of little things. It's held on with stainless bolts so I don't get brown streaks on the bed.



    it will get more undercoating, and to attach a tool box and cargo boxes I'll drill the bed and use square ubolts around the tounge to through bolt the boxes. I can change them out that way too.



    I have to figure out some shocks, it's bouncy. And it needs lights.

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    Its coming around nicely !!
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    I don't think that I have ever had a trailer that had shocks. They are just naturally more bouncy than you would want your car to be, but still go down the road fine. My old tow dolly was really light weight, and if you hit a bump in the road, it would launch a foot or tow into the air. I am sure it scared people driving around me. Since tow dollies don't even have suspension, that was all just due to the lack of weight to keep it planted.

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    Paul previously posted:
    "I have to figure out some shocks, it's bouncy."

    Like Jeff said, no shocks needed since the weight when loaded takes care of that. My trailer is 3300lbs and doesn't have shocks either.
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    I could see shocks possibly for off-road use to keep it more stable but not for highway. My pop up doesn't have shocks.

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    I wouldnt worry about shocks. Nice trailer

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    Never had shocks on any trailer !
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    Thanks for all the input! I'd be kinda dumb to ignore everyone saying the same thing, so I'll run it without shocks for the foreseeable future. I plan to keep the tires at 20-25 lbs which should help too. Thanks!!

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    Almost ready for inspection! I got the lights mounted, made some simple brackets from 1 x 1/8 steel welded to the posts, all the wire is wrapped and tied up. The Jeep is wired too, simple wiring that plugs into the harness. I built some bolt on frames for the fenders, painted them black. The fenders are doubled up trailer fenders, under 20.00 each to replace, the frames are cheap angle (Metal Supermarkets!) and I can unbolt them need be. Also added safety cables rather than chains, they're quiet.
               

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    Looking really good Paul

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    Are the cables for safety? I have never seen anything other than safety chains before. Unsure if cable would pass an inspection.

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    Excellent! Looks great Paul!

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    Cables and chains are both options, I ordered them from Amazon. I like that they recoil like a spring so they won't drag. I'm all set for inspection next week, just a few little tweaks. Next is to load up all the camping gear and make sure my tie-downs are proper, but the build is finally done.
          

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    Looks really nice Paul
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