XT1: Suspension & Paneling Body

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Back to suspension. I had new parts cut out to get the trailers axle where it needs to be. High wise that is.

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Ruff setup to check if axle is square with chassis.

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Once all aligned I weld up the parts and take the trailer outside to check height.

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Back inside I swap tires with the Ranger, since they are 32×10.5 tires. I wanted to check clearances and assemble the remainder of the trailer with larger tires.

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I also build the tow point similar to how I build Jim’s hard side pop-up trailer.

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I then toss on the tent mostly for the hell of it.

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Next I weld in the floor cross supports, with one beam stronger to attach shock tabs.

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Time for skinning.

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I start with the floor section and the front.

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Then move onto the sides. I toss on a couple cans just because it makes for a cooler photo.

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Once the main body is welded on I start on building the lid.

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Then I move onto adding the skin to the lid.

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I take off the tires so I can finish up welding where the tires blocked.

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