Yes Sir. Already looking at these. Or this style. Looking at aluminum to keep the weight down. May look into having one fabbed.I was just thinking that an aluminum truck tool box would go well in front of the truck bed itself. There are many out there of different dimensions.
I agree about building a frame for for it vs trying to modify a Jeep frame.
This is awesome and I’m sure you’ve got a handle on things, but it occurred to me that it would be really cool if you could use the fuel filler neck to fill a reserve tank. Maybe even get some kind of pump to send it to the jeep (not on the move necessarily, just when stopped).
It sits as shown in the last photo updates. Been busy and leaving for Moab in a couple of weeks. Sadly money schedules this build. And money hasn’t been returning my calls. I will check out your build.
these are excellent suggestions for a trailer build. My first thoughts when I saw the bed was there wasn't anything up front to balance the load and all the weight will be off the back of the axle.Honestly, I would ditch the idea of using a partial truck frame and rear axle and just build a frame from scratch and get proper trailer axle built to specs.
Much lighter and if you can do the work yourself, probably more cost effective as well.
Another thing, if I were doing he build I would try and figure out a way to use the box backwards or extend the box so the axle would be close to the rear of the trailer for better weight distribution. I know people suggested extending the tongue and putting a front rack on it but I think it would still be tail heavy if the front rack wasn’t loaded.
not knocking the previous suggestions just adding my own.
Good luck with the build.
these are excellent suggestions for a trailer build. My first thoughts when I saw the bed was there wasn't anything up front to balance the load and all the weight will be off the back of the axle.