Truckbed Trailer COMPLETE BUILD

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Taking a small break from my foxbody build and grabbed some popsicle sticks for a change of pace. I have had this little gluebomb Chevy truckbed since I blew the complete truck up with firecrackers when I was maybe 10/11 years old. I've always hung onto this little bed and I never knew why until now. I worked down a few sticks and I hope to create a real wood bed for a little pull behind trailer for another rig in the future. I have scratched out a frame from square rod and I am almost on my way to paint. I went ahead and threw together a pallet out of the scraps. Hope to get some realistic results on the finished product. Stay tuned...
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Got the hitch roughed out, using some clicktop ink pen parts. With some putty and some grinding, I was able to turn this Ford tailgate into a plain tailgate. Used some gentle heat from a candle to get the bodywork correct. I am currently scratching out some leaf springs and an axle. Got a fairly good idea with my mock up, where this is headed.
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Stuck on suspension fab. Wanted to take a break, but I needed a bin for all my parts on this build. Out of my frustration came a little organization.;)

I figured out how I would mount the springs to the frame, but can't figure a realistic way to mount the axle to the springs just yet. I can hear my rat brain scratching around so the solution is near. Some final welds and off to the booth...
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I forgot to hit the post button earlier, so that's why I have such lightening quick results...

Figured my way out of my suspension problem and fashioned some leaf spring shackles and U-bolts with some wire and flat stock. Got a final mock up before I paint it tomorrowIMG_0639.JPGIMG_0641.JPGIMG_0656.JPG
 

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COMPLETED!
Thank you all for following along. I have been away from my computer so I apologize in advance for the post length. Got this thing in primer, and then the rest fell together before I could think to make another post. I wrapped it up today. I spent a while on paint and made a wire harness with electrical tape and everything. I snapped a few pics along the way. Any questions, feel free to ask.
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