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Old July 22nd, 2009, 02:38 PM
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Anyone have a decent D90 tub and frame they want to part with? I'd be interested in the rear axle and suspension components as well. It's time to revive the trailer project!
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Old July 28th, 2009, 04:33 PM
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Lets hear your ideas for a trailer!

Thanks to the keen eye of bozman, I'm the proud papa of a 109" tub now so I'm brimming with ideas. To busy to do anything about them, but maybe I can at least start a laundry list of features and parts needed to achieve it.

Personally I have decided to make my own frame (probably 2" tubing, not sure how thick) and make a "rover looking" rear cross member to save some cash there. I want to top it with a rover roof, and I'll work out the rest as I go. I'll buy a 2000# or maybe even 3500# rated axle and some springs as they seem to be pretty cheap (see http://abctrailerparts.com/ for example) and shoe it with some rover alloys w/ 33" tires.

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Old July 29th, 2009, 09:06 AM
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Anyone have a decent D90 tub and frame they want to part with? I'd be interested in the rear axle and suspension components as well. It's time to revive the trailer project!
Maybe just use a series 2. Those seem to be cheap and readly available. You could probably get it to look like a 90 tub pretty easily.
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Old July 29th, 2009, 09:10 AM
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Jonathan, there is a 88" tab for sale locally
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Old July 29th, 2009, 09:19 AM
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Oh yeah, maybe we can split it? I only want the tub, you can have the top!

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Lets hear your ideas for a trailer!

Thanks to the keen eye of bozman, I'm the proud papa of a 109" tub now so I'm brimming with ideas. To busy to do anything about them, but maybe I can at least start a laundry list of features and parts needed to achieve it.

Personally I have decided to make my own frame (probably 2" tubing, not sure how thick) and make a "rover looking" rear cross member to save some cash there. I want to top it with a rover roof, and I'll work out the rest as I go. I'll buy a 2000# or maybe even 3500# rated axle and some springs as they seem to be pretty cheap (see http://abctrailerparts.com/ for example) and shoe it with some rover alloys w/ 33" tires.

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I just wanted to use a LR frame for consistancy. Plus I wanted to use a LR axle and springs so I could use those for spare parts if needed. It would be really easy to bend up a chassis using 2" tube. I think you could mimic the D90 rear crossmeber with some 2"x6" box steel - don't waste your money on a rear crossmemer. Crap, now you have me thinking!
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Old July 29th, 2009, 01:49 PM
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I'll take the sides to the hard top, if it ends up they don't fit into anyone's project . . .
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Old July 29th, 2009, 01:53 PM
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Ooooh, I smell a deal! I'll take the tub, Chuck will take the top, and you take the sides!
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It sounds like we might have a winning plan here then! Jonathan and I are going to talk this evening about it, but I think I'm on board for the top, and he wants the tub. I'll work out a split with Jonathan on the top/tub, and if it's reasonable I'll give you the sides as a finders fee

On the frame topic Jonathan, I expect I'll be building outriggers into the frame to be able to make effective use of the wheel arches for and aft of the wheels too, which you don't get on a stock frame. But I agree about the rear cross member. Also maybe make doors on the top of the arches into boxes, or use the space for storage tanks. I have some crazy ideas for a slide out kitchen etc too, but one thing at a time

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Old July 29th, 2009, 02:54 PM
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I'll be replacing my cross-member next week, so the old rusty one can be yours, I am sure it can be fixed ( even with fiberglass ) for a trailer.
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Old July 29th, 2009, 02:57 PM
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Goose, now you are thinking! I knew there was a reason I liked you. Although after seeing yours, I don't know how much will be left!
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Old July 29th, 2009, 03:14 PM
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Goose, now you are thinking! I knew there was a reason I liked you. Although after seeing yours, I don't know how much will be left!
Jonathan,

What can I say.. I am a likeable guy *LOL*

Seriously, if you would have seen my 109 when I purchased it, holes as big as to crawl through *LOL* just kidding, but the rear tub was busted really bad, and fiberglass repairs made magic,the process.... Fiberglass then Hard Top Coat and voila.. sure not to attach recovery points or Custom Roof Racks.. but hey ..look at the cost of getting mine ..

ZILCH, NADA, NIENTE, CLUM, ZERO..... etc ect etc LOL
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Old July 29th, 2009, 07:37 PM
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I'll have a rear axle from my 1985 with drums shortly. It might be a couple of months until I can start taking apart the donor disco.
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Is the goal here a trailer that looks like the back half of a D-90? What a cool idea... Great something eles I am going to want now...

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I can't wait to see pictures of this trailer...
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