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Project "Frankentrailer"

bobthetj03

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Well, technically, this isn't a TJ build. It's more a YJish build, but not, lol! This will be a trailer tub build utilizing two YJ tubs. My buddy Lowranger spearheaded this project by showing up at my work with two junk yard YJ tubs.
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We took the tubs out to his place to begin by getting them cleaned up.
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Contemplation/beer break...
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Yep, more cleaning...
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bobthetj03

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With the two tubs pieced together, we took them back to the welding shop at work to figure out how to piece them together.
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The grey tub was pretty rough, so some body work and additional stitching up was needed.
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Lowranger found me a TJ tailgate, and another jeep buddy found a CJ7 tailgate. This is a budget build, so all the help from my friends was greatly appreciated.
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Another jeep buddy who is a welder/fabricator made a 3 axis hitch on the cheap.
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CL came thru with a couple Canyons.
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Sold the YJ family bar off the old tub for $50.
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Yet another donation, some TJ tail lights, and some diamond plate aluminum.
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Needed a way to cover the fuel doors on the corners of the tub, so the diamond plate with some massaging did the trick.
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More jeep buddies to the rescue. They found me an abandoned jet ski trailer with in tacted suspension. Budget build, remember? So springs and axle were acquired. One side needed a new hub and bearings.
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Frame painted and ready to assemble.
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Undercoated the bottom of the tub.
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