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    I needed the trailer to be narrow so that I could park it in the garage without encroaching on the space for my wife's car and short enough to clear the garage with the buggy. I went with a snowmobile torsion axle. I think it turned out just right @ 7' 4" X 10'. Its probably completely overbuilt. I don't have pics of my winch/spare mount yet, but I'll get some later. I have probably 40-50 hrs into it. Got it registered for life last week!




















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    • #3
      Nice trailer, and load
      Miller dynasty 350
      Miller syncrowave 250
      Miller deltaweld 450
      Miller cp-300
      And one fancy microwelding setup

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      • #4
        Nice trailer. How much does the machine weigh?

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        • #5
          What size tongue?

          If it is 2 1/2" I would have some concerns driving the 4 wheeler on it without putting a stand under the front of the frame. Really, it could use something from the front of the fenders all the way up to the hitch. Even 2"x2"x3/16" angle would take some of the side to side and vertical forces off your straight tube. Looking at the radius on the tube it does look like 3/16" but it is still a single tube, not an A frame. I have a 6 foot long trailer with a 3"x 1/8" tube straight tongue but nothing is being driven on the trailer. It is just for tools and a generator or welder.
          Last edited by gatemaker; 05-31-2014, 02:28 PM.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by gatemaker View Post
            If it is 2 1/2" I would have some concerns driving the 4 wheeler on it without putting a stand under the front of the frame. Really, it could use something from the front of the fenders all the way up to the hitch. Even 2"x2"x3/16" angle would take some of the side to side and vertical forces off your straight tube. Looking at the radius on the tube it does look like 3/16" but it is still a single tube, not an A frame. I have a 6 foot long trailer with a 3"x 1/8" tube straight tongue but nothing is being driven on the trailer. It is just for tools and a generator or welder.
            This is what I was thinking also, especially if that vehicle is very heavy.

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            • #7
              NEVER load/unload trailer without trailer being hitched to tow vehicle...Doing so can make you a candidate for Darwin award...

              Dale
              Last edited by Dale M.; 06-01-2014, 09:26 PM.
              "Fear The Government That Wants To Take Your Guns" - Thomas Jefferson..

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Dale M. View Post
                NEVER load/unload trailer without trailer without it being hitched to tow vehicle...Doing so can make you a candidate for Darwin award...

                Dale
                Exactly!

                The buggy is light. It weighs in @ 1100 lbs. where most of the weight is on the rear. The hitch tube is 2"x3"x3/16". The front and rear of the tube is mounted/gusseted with 3/16" plate triangles with a lot of welded area on the mounting surface. The entire frame is made from 3"x3/16" angle, 2" x 3/16" angle, and 2"x4" 1/8" rectangular tubing. I will keep an eye on it and triangulate the hitch if necessary, but I think it will be fine.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Gotlift View Post
                  Exactly!

                  The buggy is light. It weighs in @ 1100 lbs. where most of the weight is on the rear. The hitch tube is 2"x3"x3/16". The front and rear of the tube is mounted/gusseted with 3/16" plate triangles with a lot of welded area on the mounting surface. The entire frame is made from 3"x3/16" angle, 2" x 3/16" angle, and 2"x4" 1/8" rectangular tubing. I will keep an eye on it and triangulate the hitch if necessary, but I think it will be fine.
                  At 1100 lbs+ trailer wt., I think it should be fine also.

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                  • #10
                    Did you order that buggy as a kit? If so, where from?
                    Miller dynasty 350
                    Miller syncrowave 250
                    Miller deltaweld 450
                    Miller cp-300
                    And one fancy microwelding setup

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by weldaway View Post
                      Did you order that buggy as a kit? If so, where from?
                      No, you can order a rolling chassis from The Edge Products, but I bought the plans and built it from ground up with the exception of the parts I couldn't machine myself.

                      More info here:
                      http://theedgeproducts.com/Categories/The_Barracuda

                      Build thread here:
                      http://www.dtsfab.com/index/index.php?topic=2629.0

                      Shakedown video here:
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKFO77_H54g

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                      • #12
                        Niice

                        Very nice trailer!! Congrats :-)

                        What model welder do you have?

                        Semper Fi

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                        • #13
                          Nice job
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                          • #14
                            Very cool.
                            The first street legal motor vehicle I ever operated was my brother's VW powered sand rail.
                            He put a body, windshield and wipers, lights & D.O.T. approved tires on it and made it street legal.

                            That was a fun car to drive and or ride in.
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