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started a thread on this trailer as my latest freebie. well now im almost done with it and figured id post pics start to finish.
it used to be a boat trailer which i got for free from a fella on CL.
i must say it really looks good behind the 990.





down to the frame and the enclosure tore off.


fenders off...wire wheeled...railings and initial paint




more paint...fenders put back on...and finally decked w/2x8






i was going to build a folding drop gate but i couldnt make it long enough without it sticking way up in the air...didnt want that. so i will be starting on a set of ramps which will end up 60".
 

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Deere 330 Killer
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nice trailer!! any idea on the capacity?
 

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nice tailer job well done
 

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Good design well executed. Shows talent and workmanship.

Mike
 

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thanks fellas. not bad for a carpenter eh ?
Hugh....i believe it only has a 2000lbs. axle. but i know i can upgrade to a 3500lbs. in the future for around $100-$150.
 

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Good job, just and idea for a rear ramp gate. Make it so the it folds in the middle. That way it wouldn't have to be so high.
 

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finally got my ramps built. trailer is done except for a new coupler. i want a 2" rather than a 1 7/8".
notice the hole in the top of the ramp on the right....there is a 3/8" nut welded behind that hole.



4 foot of 1" angle boxed on the ends and the middle to hook onto


my screw on ramp lock....couple washers, a 3/8"x5 1/2" lag bolt, 2" spring pin, and a 16 penny nail


the screw lock in place


ramps locked in place...which are also the tail gate
 

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Deere 330 Killer
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oh man, that is so slick!
 

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nice job on the ramps i like the idea of the ramps being the tail gate thats a good idea
 

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very nice work, I like the idea for the ramps, but it also seems like it may be a pain threading a bolt in to hold them on all the time.

Mine has a drop down tail gate, but it does stick up in the air, I know its back there when pulling it, but its great just pulling the pin and dropping it down, instead of ramps. Ramps got real old putting things in the back of my bed, thats why I wanted a trailer without separate ramps, lol.
 

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Great job and ideas from your build! :thanku: for sharing!!!

Saint
 

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thanks for the compliments.
jpdocdave.....if you can spin a fishing reel you can lock down these ramps. takes seconds.
i was going to do a bifold drop gate but it would have stuck into the air more than what i wanted. also wanted to keep things light as possible. this will mainly be towed by the wife's Chevy Equinox.
 

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just a quick update on the trailer. got my 2" coupler on. also added 4 1666lbs. flush mount tie down rings. now it is completely done......until i decide to add a 3500lbs. axle.;)



 

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I like those tie downs. Really really good job on the whole project.
 
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