Rainy Day Work

Got a project that you are working on that is not a tractor? Maybe a barn to hold your tractors or just fun stuff like woodworking, glass, tools, sheds, gardens, custom implements, etc., this is the place to talk about it.

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Rainy Day Work

Postby Barnyard » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:05 pm

With a wet weekend on hand I had time to get inside work done. I backed the new trailer in the shop to start putting the side boards and tie downs in place.

Every tie down was secured with 3/8" carriage bolts and an anchor plate.

I don't like being caught off guard by not having a tie down close to my load so I put in 40 tie downs, each spaced 16 " apart from front to back and two feet from side to side.

All tie downs were positioned over a frame rib so they had extra strength.

I cut the 2x4 side board posts just a bit narrower than the pockets so they would slide out easy. I hate having to fight with them to get them out. I added two garage door handles to each side board to make taking them out easier.

Of course, since the posts were made to slide out easy I didn't want to lose a side board by hitting large bumps on highways at high speeds. I added two lock pins to each sideboard. Don't ask me how I know this happens.

Just after I swept all the wood shavings into a pile I went to get a shovel to pick them up. I wasn't gone two minutes and I came back to find that Flash had scattered them to make a bed, I let her sleep and cleaned up the next day
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Re: Rainy Day Work

Postby Gary Dotson » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:05 am

Looking good, Bill!

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Re: Rainy Day Work

Postby Shane N. » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:24 am

Looks good Bill. That’s one of those jobs that requires a lot of work but when it’s done you can reap the benefits for years to come
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Re: Rainy Day Work

Postby outdoors4evr » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:00 am

Flash needed a nap after all that sawing & drilling. Whew, what a workout for a busy dog!
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Re: Rainy Day Work

Postby Winfield Dave » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:42 am

Looks great, Bill !!
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Re: Rainy Day Work

Postby Dale Finch » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:53 am

Wish I could have left my 18' trailer there after the Bash...I have had a set of those tiedowns for about 4 years, and for some reason, just cannot seem to be able to make my self install them!! Want to come to NC for a "visit" Bill & Rosie?!! :lol: :coffee:

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Re: Rainy Day Work

Postby Bill Hudson » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:44 am

Great job, Bill. I'm looking forward to seeing your trailer, in person, today.

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Re: Rainy Day Work

Postby clintmo » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:10 pm

Very nice.

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Re: Rainy Day Work

Postby Donegal Cub » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:54 pm

Plenty of strong tie downs there Bill. My dear long deceased Dad used to say “That the best time to tie down a load on a trailer was just after loading it on not after it falls off” great advice that has stood me in good stead since :worthy:

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