XT1: Making Top Lid & Rear Door

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After drying a for a couple days I attach the hinges lid.

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On the other side I attach over center latches. They have tabs that stick out to lock with a padlock.

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Next I build the rear door.

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I use clamps to hold the door in place where I can mark where the door hinges will bolt to.

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I drill the holes and bolt everything together.

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Welded on some shock mounts then finished painting underneath and inside the box.

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The latch arrived today for the rear door. So now I can finish that up.

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After the paint dried I attached the springs and axle.

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Then set it down on some wheels and the jack.

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Next I plasma cut a hole for the latch on the rear door.

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I attach the door back on the trailer to figure out how to add a catch.

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I had an old cut out from another project that worked perfectly. 3/8 inch plate.

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I added some carriage bolts to act as an adjustable stop for the door.

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Rear door ready for paint now.

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I tossed some gear on the trailer so I have an idea on how to lay everything out and what brackets I’ll need.

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