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IM1RU

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:)RE-introducing the trailer. Now with Timbren 3500 HD axle-less suspension.

Sorry about the crappy cell phone pics.:eek:

Finally after much work, sweat..... and of course blood, I've got the trailer done.

First, I had to fabricate mounting brackets for the inside of the trailer frame, as Timbren does not supply them. I decided to reinforce the frame with 1/4" x 3" aluminum flat bar because of the holes in the frame from the previous suspension. After I welded on the reinforcements, drilled the holes and got the units mounted, I then had to mount the brakes, pack the bearings and mount the hubs. At that point I welded in the cross support tube which is 2" x 3" x 1/4" steel tube.



Then it was time to align the hubs. The spindles are attached via 4, 5/8" grade 8 bolts with self locking nuts. This process took a lot of time.... because I'm anal retentive when I build things. Got the hubs aligned with a toe in of 3/64". Spec is 0 - 1/16".

Now comes the blood. While aligning the hubs and torquing the bolts to 165 ft/lbs I managed to smack my head on the suspension which of course required a trip to the insta-care for this... 3 staples in my head. Good God head wounds bleed a lot.



So after getting all the spindle bolts torqued, on go the wheels, brake wiring, and brake adjustment. All the wire is Marine grade 2 strand 14 ga. All the connections are the butt splice epoxy seal type. Then all connections are head shrink tubed. Where I could (after the 2 into 1 connection) I then used split loom to further protect the brake wire.

Here are some shots of the process.







Clearance between the tire and the main pivot bolt of the suspension. Had to figure it out with the backspacing of the wheels to get it just right. Good guess I'm thinking.



All done



Out for the first test drive and final brake adjustment.



I've only done about 6 miles with it, but so far it tracks straight, rides really smooth, and stops well.

AND, now the trailer has a slight tongue down stance like it's supposed to. 21" from the ground to the bottom of the frame. 18" to the lowest spot on the undercarriage.

Time to go use this bad boy.
 

GregW

Member
Looks great Rob. Good write up. Sorry to hear about the head wound, they do bleed a lot and hurt like $&€%. Looking forward to trip report.

gware
 

GordoB

New Member
Our Samurai

Our little rig is very personal to us. My wife and I adopted the rusted out hulk, rebuilt the body and painted it with Monstaliner bed liner (HIGHLY recommended), installed a rebuilt engine, re-did the suspension with OME springs, a shackle lift, new shocks, etc, replaced the seats, and lots of other little stuff.

If you don't know these little old rigs, they are very capable and affordable. We have used it across 6 states and hundreds of miles of mild to wild trails, as well as 14k road miles. He lives behind our motorhome as we move about the country, serving as dingy and carrying us to see things we couldn't from the road.
 

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os1rfw

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I have a 2013 Toyota Tacoma TRD-Offroad DCSB with e-locker. N-Fab step bar, N-Fab pre-runner light bar with KC Daylighters. 3" level lift, 285 75 R16 A/T's on Outlaw wheels. 4.56 gears. Leer truck shell. Uniden Bearcat 880 CB radio and a few other minor mods. We also have a 2016 Coachman Clipper 17BH camper trailer.
Ron W.
 

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Maxterra

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I have a 2013 Toyota Tacoma TRD-Offroad DCSB with e-locker. N-Fab step bar, N-Fab pre-runner light bar with KC Daylighters. 3" level lift, 285 75 R16 A/T's on Outlaw wheels. 4.56 gears. Leer truck shell. Uniden Bearcat 880 CB radio and a few other minor mods. We also have a 2016 Coachman Clipper 17BH camper trailer.

Ron W.


Sweet rig!
 

gwilly87

Member
2006 Subaru Forester
-215/70R16 Yokohama Geolanders
-2" strut lift
-Custom steel front bumper
-Custom rear bumper with tire swingout *coming soon*
-Yaesu FT-2900

 

LRP-BRAVO1

New Member
I have 2 inch spacers waiting to go under the front of the Bronco. Just installed RV battery and inverter, air shocks in the rear ( we'll see how they hold up. Don't have cash for FOA's.) tablet with external GPS antenna,
Plans: new wheels and 35's, going to bend up front and rear bumpers and sliders, roof rack, cb radio, dual battery isolator, solar cell, weldernator, on board air, showe
It has 3 in rectangle tube lift and winch, 2.3L Pinto power

Plans: 4x1 front trailing arms, 3x3 rear trailing arms, side baskets, full cage, tube front and rear bumpers, shower, cb, RV battery, solar cell,

Its only time and money. Wish I had some more.

Noob question. How do I paste a photo in this box rather than a link?
 
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Kevin B.

Supporting Member
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vB has a host feature, but it's easier to upload your photo to a 3rd party host site (Photobucket, imgur, Flickr, etc). Then get the link to the .jpg and bring it back here and wrap it in IMG tags.
 

Chrisfj62

Member
Hello my name is Chris Christiansen I'm only 17 and already have the bug for LandCruisers. Its an 89 Toyota Landcruiser Its slowly coming together and I love daily driving it. :)
1989 Toyota LandCruiser FJ62
OME Lift
32 inch tires
 

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