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Old 06-26-2013, 01:02 PM
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Huh, I hadn't thought of that.

Good call there. I'll have to think on that a bit here, but I'm thinking that will have to happen. This is definitely designed to handle towing.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:16 PM
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Nakman is right, you'll bump the trailer when you swing it out. However, if you remember to park at an angle (turning towards the hinge of the swing out) you can open your swing out 90* no problem. I have ambulance doors... so I can usually pop one open without parking at an angle. YMMV
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:37 PM
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Hmmm, That could work. I'll have to see how I want to go. I'm thinking cutting it down still might be nice, as it would involve less of a "step aside" as I get into it.
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:16 PM
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Been plugging away at it slowly, but a lot of other crap kept getting in the way, so I haven't had as much time to work on it as I'd have liked.

Most of the time I've been spending doing finish weld/grind/weld/grind to smooth out the surfaces, as well as a lot of little fixes here and there.

Here is where I'm at right now. I'm getting a different latch as the 90 deg one is just too hard to use efficiently.













Still have a few braces to put in, and I need to do finish sanding which will take a long time.
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That looks great Isaac! Wow, I'm impressed.
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Not certain that I like the patina finish....should be black or charcoal!
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:48 AM
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i'm not going to say what that looks like WO a tire on it.. lol

pretty soon baby beast will be regular beast #2
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Old 08-08-2013, 05:26 PM
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Well Wes, I have to compensate somehow. So, I drive a lifted truck, but then I saw some huge fords, so I needed something that was a little more direct.

Kev, I figure I might as well go rat rod. Not really, it'll go black once its done.

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Some more progress as I move along. It is almost finished now

The hitch in the carrier is for a bike rack, or other hitch mounted rack that would be a pain to deal with if it was in the bumper hitch. Most of the time it will have a cap in it. I will build a rack that bolts into it for jerry cans as well, so that I can carry gas.







I braced the tire mount and the main hoop some more. The tire mount now has tube welded behind the plate as well, so that the entire structure is fully welded to the main hoop.



Lastly, I upgraded my latch to a 2k lb one from McMaster Carr, as well as I got the option for a secondary latch to keep the handle from rattling open on washboard roads.



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Old 08-13-2013, 09:03 PM
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Dig it, dig it, dig it... Looking good.
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