Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

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Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby DWT77 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:50 pm

Hello Everyone,

I recently started my build. I want to thank everyone who has posted their builds and on other topics throughout the forum. The experience on this forum is pretty awesome!

So I decided to go with an Off Road Grumman 2. I really like the teardrop look and think the Grumman 2 is a good profile.

I went with 2x2 .120 square tube for the frame and 2x2 .25 square tube for the tongue. 1 tonne Timbren axle less suspension. I had my brother in-law help with the structural welds since he was once was certified. If you see some sub par welds those are definitely mine since this is my first time welding. Other than that I have done some carpentry, electrical, and plumbing. So hopefully with some guidance from here everything should go smoothly right? lol Famous last words

I guess I will post some pics. Any knowledge and comments are appreciated.

Here is a post about my trailer length and balance
http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=66868
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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby DWT77 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:52 pm

Few more pics
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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby DWT77 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:53 pm

Few more
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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby DWT77 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:54 pm

Fender Mock up
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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby ELM » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:44 am

Looking good so far. That's a very strong fame you have there.
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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby retep » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:58 am

Very very nice welds. you have an outstanding frame. Well done. Cant wait to see your progress.

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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby DWT77 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:35 pm

Thanks! It might be a little bit of overkill but it is what I was comfortable with. I am hoping for long use out of the trailer.
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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby DWT77 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:37 pm

Little more work on the tongue
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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby aggie79 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:32 am

Your frame looks fantastic! I really like the Timbren suspension. :applause: :thumbsup: :applause:
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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby dirtsailor2003 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:11 pm

Looks great! I'll be hanging around to watch.
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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby DWT77 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:00 pm

Hit the trailer with degreaser, metal prep and POR-15 this weekend. Still need to do the fenders and steps. Second coat everything with POR-15 and then spray the trailer with raptor bed liner.
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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby DWT77 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:02 pm

Welded the handle and jack
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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby DWT77 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:04 pm

Halfway done and first coat
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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby DWT77 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:05 pm

POR-15 seems to be good stuff!
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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby DWT77 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:28 pm

Got some work done on the fenders tonight
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