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hey everyone my name is Matt welcome my backyard and welcome back to my series Im doing on building my new trailer for your convenience I have put all the videos that go along with this build in a playlist and you can find that place up in the cards and down in the description so this time were going to get into some of the the customization things here we have essentially a basic standard trailer and now were gonna start making it a little more urban logging centric so lets start working on the stuff is gonna go up on the tongue so up here at the tongue were gonna have the winch as well as the extension deck which will come out here and also be a chain trade so this whole way its going to start with the winch plate which is going to be right here so this is youre going to determine where the crossmember is gonna go and of course this is gonna be up here in the ear so I have some 6-inch c-channel which I want to use to kind of frame things out here so Im gonna start cutting that to size so were gonna start filling in this area and creating that extra deck area a lot of area in that sentence the face of the tray is gonna be comprised of this expanded steel and Im gonna get a measurement in here thats going to go somewhere between this piece and this piece so I can cut this thing somewhat neatly between one of the connections and then all this will be supported by a cold piece of angle iron lets just sit right in here and help to support the expanded steel so the expanded steel being open like this will allow rain water and small crap to kind of fall through here now keep my larger stuff that I want keeping this pray in place so something let me think of a well why not have it be a solid bottom put a lid on it and then nothing gets wet and saw perfect and nice well that would work if this wasnt gonna be part of the deck itll work until I decide that I want to have a log pull up over here and I can open a lid anymore and Im more just concerned with having a place to store all my chains and sort of my rigging equipment and stuff like that thats all the stuff they have floating around like in the yard right now because I dont have a good place to store it this will serve a purpose of having all the change the one place that I like all over my yard anymore and theyre always with me whenever I have to go out and actually use them now the clothes in the front and back I have some 14 gauge sheet which I cut into a couple of strips that kind of fill in those areas Im still waiting for our new blade coming from our circular saw so hopefully it will go through this thinner stuff pretty easily otherwise I guess its back to hauling out all the stuff for the plasma torch so if that out of the way next Im still working on the winch mount area so just cut this piece of c-channel which will bring the winch area up level with the rest of the deck so thats gonna go here and then this plate should fit here between these two pieces and give me some space here for a nice bead on both sides for the weld I am going to press clip the corners here on the mounting plate to make a look a little nicer but at this point Im gonna go ahead and get the the piece of seat channel prepped as well as this plate prepped get them fitting up nicely and at least get them tacked in place for now because were about to get hit with some serious snow and I kind of want to get the stuff just at least installed at this point
so its not floating around its a little bit wider than it was a little bit ago so it is Black Friday having the latest Thanksgiving to everyone half my family is out shopping the other half is with my kids watching frozen 2 in the theater I am chilling at home so I figure out come on here and burns from electrodes for a little bit so Im gonna go ahead and get this thing dry it off a bit with the blowtorch and then Ill get this thing totally welded out and the winch mount area will be ready for some further reinforcement so Ill probably go over this one more time fill it a little more make it look a little nicer but for now Im going to move on to adding all the reinforcement type stuff so the first thing going here is gonna be this gusset which is gonna go over here and cover up this hideous end grain of that see Channel so this was just kind of a piece of plate the angle on here was too long so the length of the angle was too long the cut on bandsaw so I did that real quick with the class of torch so that was those brackets Im also gonna add some stiffeners to the underside of the plate message can be made from some strips of steel so I cut some strips with the plasma torch again and did a little profiling on the end there and that is the stiffening bar missing me three of those that go under there and I think these are gonna be the easiest thing to install before putting these things on so Ill have a little more access so thats our role as bad boy over and get these stiffeners installed and then our side of his plate so Ill make sure I install these stiffeners in the spot where theyre not interfere with the bolt hole pattern for my winch the winch has a 12 inch wide bolting pattern so Im gonna run one stiff turn down the middle of the plate and then also installed two other stiffeners at a distance far enough apart that theyre not gonna hear fear with that bolt hole pattern so Im going to go with a nine inch spacing off Center those outside ones we should put them pretty close to the outside edge of that plate so the witch mount is all done and next thing Im going to add up here is the safety rail thats being made out of this inch and a half squirt tube and I was lucky enough to find a lot of the stuff two little shorts and lengths at my local steel yard in there drop session so I can make this entire rail out of there theyre off cuts so thats a nice bonus so Ill have a nice little jog here that goes all around this front edge around the chain tray so I can actually use the trailer self as a nice little template to get the length of all the pieces that I need Im gonna make you frame the trails along the its the outside edge here and bevel everything oh I guess miter everything get it all looking really nice together and thats just gonna be suspended up on some posts which will also look pretty nice so Im gonna be spending a pretty good amount of time at the bandsaw making all these miter cuts for a bit then well get these things out here get this frame wall it up get it welded onto all little posts I guess its better than there and then a little guardrail thing will be all done and I think we can move on to the last a little bit up here which I believe is going to be the jack alright 1/2 all the parts for the rail cut and prepped and right to go on I think the best way to go about doing this is they suspend the rail up in the air and some spacers this rail is gonna be eight inches off
the deck so I have some spaces which will add up to eight inches that I can work my way around kind of connecting all the parts together getting the rail suspended on all the posts and just kind of tacking it all in place once they have it all decently tacked in place I go around again and do all the final welding and hopefully this works out just fine so Im working on figuring out the height for this jack since this trailer is pretty low riding I dont want to mount this thing too low and have it bottom out as youre going down the road so Im thinking that since this Jack telescopes in two sections theres this quick section down here which allows you to quickly move this part up and down and then this part of the tube is what moves when the handle is turned Im just gonna mount the jack body here flush with the bottom of the trailer and not give me the least amount of stick out down the bottom there so I made this mounting plate already for it over on the bridge port and make it super easy to make matching hole pattern mounting plates so thats ready to go so I will get that thing bolted to the frame in behind that jack Im going to raise it up another two inches and that thing should be good to be attached that plate Ill just do a few smaller welds for now because you know commitment issues but this jack has to come off anyway once this thing goes for paint so when that happens I can finish rolling it out and then get the jack painted separately from the whole trailer so next I want to add something to the back of the trillest going to allow me to mount my marker lights which are gonna be those three lights in the back there and I want to mount these things so that they are recessed so when a log comes up here doesnt smash these things like what frequently happened on my old trailer so what Im thinking Im gonna do is mount the piece of C channel up here something like this so Ill give me a nice recessed area to mount my three lights the flange I give this a little bit of protection against things coming in here and also give me a place to put some reflective tape as well so Ill have to worry about any of that stuff being anywhere on the back end of the trailer which is really functional for loading so I got a piece of 4-inch C channel that I found at the clearance section at my Steel dealer it is a little bit lighter gauge then the stuff Ive already used the rest of the trailer they only had these things in thirteen foot lengths do I feel like paying any more money for this thing so I bought the whole thing I only need about what six and a half feet so I will have a little extra for future projects so bring this thing to the shop get this think chopped down to the right length and then Ill lay out and drill the holes for the lights these lights mount you in the grommets and the hole size for these is two and a quarter inches and then once those are drilled its really gonna be a matter of mountainous thing to the frame should go pretty quickly so they like thats a little bit nicer Ill tell you what wallowing in the dark is its really difficult were uh yeah were not going to take a look at these welds theyre uh theyre all over the place so next thing I want to do is add some of the back here to help protect the lights as you know stuff could possibly hit the backside of the light bar so I was originally going to use a second piece of C challenge like this and its welded on the back here too to make a
little like kind of tube area that would go a lot of protection back here if anything comes across the bottom of the trailer and hits the back here they dont pop out the lights but I was at the steel yard and I found this piece in a scrap bin nothings gonna work out pretty well as well I can well this thing directly behind the light bar that provide a lot of protection to the lights I think this is like 14 gauge or 16 maybe at the thinnest its pretty decent so thatll help to protect the lights in case anything comes across there and I think I was going to leave the ends open thats gonna leave me a little bit of flexibility as far as working around these things if I had to get in size area for some reason to work on the wiring or something I dont know the other thing on here is the hole drilled for a grommet which will all the wider pass infos area with the wire all the lights so with the light bar on there I think Im gonna get ready to get this thing dropped off the stands and onto the ground so I can start working on the things that dont need this thing to be up in the air which will make it wider and will go on top of it so like the fenders and the log eyes and stuff like that I dont need this thing on a rotisserie for that and just be easier to be on the ground so I just have a few things to take care of I have a few caps to install for the tongue Ill cap the underside of the safety rail and then Ill drill some holes for wiring for later on and I think that should be just about it Ive been kind of procrastinating this kind of step because with my luck I can get something that has to have its the underside and youll find me trying to work underneath this trailer later islands on the ground which is not going to be as much fun all right so I am pretty darn sure that is everything that has to happen while these rotisserie x are I guess is a single rotisserie – if one were to sri two stands thats right yes oh well these two stands are holding this trailer up that should be it for things I need to do so Im gonna work on getting the the axles under here and lets get this thing on the ground I guess its exciting bearings its like a trailer no good tires huh to me peace yeah dude tires up big tires are free thank you thank you Lindsay was surprised by the fact of his tires he lost $200 piece she brings tires should be free I dont necessarily disagree but if they were free them how would anyone make money making tires people got big money so I do believe I have technically made a trailer now as wheels it has a coupler it can be hooked to a vehicle and pulled down the road although there is still a lot of things left to do its just really cool to be at this point since thing on the ground seeing some wheels under it and being able to roll them around its just a really cool and powerful feeling to be at this point where it is taking its final form so next time well get into making the fenders and the log arch and started doing some of those smaller stuff and this thing will come right along it is a Christmas deep today so Im gonna go and do some Christmas stuff and then Ill get back to this probably next week or whenever youre watching this so thank you as always for watching I greatly appreciate any questions or comments on trailer build or anything back in the shop please feel free to leave me a comment doesnt have to be half answer any questions you might have and until next happy woodworking
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