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Supper Grassy
04-05-2009, 10:32 PM
I want to make some wooden sides for my trailer for when i get mulch how would i go about doing this?
I have a carry on 6x12 like shown. it has some "stake pockets"

any help would be great
http://www.capworld.com/Clearance/Images/Smaller%20Images/T-COT612WG.png

justanotherlawnguy
04-05-2009, 11:38 PM
Put 2x4 in the stake pockets then bolt 2x12 to them. That's what I did for my dump. I will see if I have some pics somewhere.

Supper Grassy
04-06-2009, 06:46 AM
the stake pockets dont have a hole in them for a bolt and the top rail extends over top of them

seabee1
04-06-2009, 10:48 AM
depends on how far under they are ,but you can weld some extension's on to the pocket's you have and build up from there .you will have to tie the steel frame work to the side's on the trailer now with bolt's .looks like the pocket's were a after thought or just to hook straps into .:drinkup:

seabee1
04-06-2009, 11:13 AM
here's the idea i had (rough drawing)

topsites
04-06-2009, 11:20 AM
the stake pockets dont have a hole in them for a bolt and the top rail extends over top of them

You can drill the hole part...

Supper Grassy
04-06-2009, 04:19 PM
ok

How high do you recommend building them?
the rails are 1' off the deck

seabee1
04-06-2009, 07:47 PM
with the size of that trailer 24"would be a lot and will use up a 4x8 sheet of plywood real good

Supper Grassy
04-06-2009, 08:35 PM
Where would i put the sides on top of the rail or on the inside or outside of the rail?

whole9er
04-06-2009, 08:48 PM
I have done the same exact thing to mine, I made it so it comes off in three peices the front and the two sides so I can take it on and off in under half an hour just in case I need to haul a lot in the summer, I leave it on all fall and spring. I should be able to get you some pics at least by wednesday and ill explain more with pics. Its worked real well for me and can hold an a$$ load of leaves.

Supper Grassy
04-06-2009, 09:10 PM
I have done the same exact thing to mine, I made it so it comes off in three peices the front and the two sides so I can take it on and off in under half an hour just in case I need to haul a lot in the summer, I leave it on all fall and spring. I should be able to get you some pics at least by wednesday and ill explain more with pics. Its worked real well for me and can hold an a$$ load of leaves.

Cool!, i'll be waiting

Travis E
04-06-2009, 10:57 PM
I have 24" tall pieces of 1/2" bc plywood(not really thick enough, would recomend 3/4"). Place on the inside of the trailer, drill through the top rail and the wood and put a bolt in it every few feet.

seabee1
04-07-2009, 12:25 AM
i would put them on the outside ,you might be able to use the original pocket's just use a 2x4 upright a little bit under the top rail to wear you can lift it up enough to remove the side after you remove a through bolt ,use wing nuts ?on the through bolt's .then you wont loose any room inside the bed .:waving:

Supper Grassy
04-07-2009, 06:33 PM
Should i use plywood or pressure treated lumber for the sides

seabee1
04-07-2009, 07:31 PM
i would use cheap 1x"s i don't know if you can get 1x12 twelve's .pressue treated i would put thompson,s on antway so wy go the cost of treated lumber.just treat them with a liberal amount of Thompson's .plywood will warp up pretty easy .some times you can reclaim wood out of packing crates also .my ole mans had some on his for many years .

Supper Grassy
04-09-2009, 09:53 PM
anyone else have any ideas?

seabee1
04-09-2009, 10:29 PM
i guess you could use the wood replacement 1x6 for decking ,i cant remember the name i think it was ultra deck .it will warp in the heat with adequate reinforcement , here's my small trailer that i did . it's a little pricey but it dont rot .

Supper Grassy
04-10-2009, 12:06 AM
Very cool idea.

Supper Grassy
04-16-2009, 12:58 PM
still haven't got around to doing this yet but i know what i want to do now.
i am thinking of a solid piece that will run to the top of the rail and then i want to go above the rail with 2x4 supports but i dont know how to do that with the stake pockets being covered by the rail

Supper Grassy
04-16-2009, 05:38 PM
here is my idea but how to execute it. also should i attach to the inside or the outside.

LewisLawn
04-17-2009, 01:30 PM
I cut a 1/2 in 4x8 sheet of plywood in half length (now 2x8) my trailer does't have stake pockets but angle iron attached on both edges as support for the top rail I bought some pipe hangers and used them to attach the plywood to the sides...for Fall leaf pick up i screw a 2x4 in front of axle and again behind axle on both sides and then put 1/4 in plywood on top of rail (the rail is flat) this gives me 5' sides for leaves..I then secure a mesh tarp over the top and around the front...some sort of brace between the two sides would be helpfull as well

verant
04-17-2009, 01:36 PM
I have pics of my trailer sides in my thread "My new ZTR, and some of my rig"
ah i cant figure out how to make that a link, sorry

Supper Grassy
04-17-2009, 06:34 PM
This is what i am going to do
with the plywood on the inside
http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=237620&d=1239931096

seabee1
04-17-2009, 10:17 PM
this is a good picture, you drew kinda what i had in mind ,but better thought out .it ought to work out great ! :drinkup:

justanotherlawnguy
04-20-2009, 05:01 AM
here are some pics that might hopefully make it easier for you:

whole9er
04-20-2009, 07:38 PM
Sorry it took me so long to get some pics up been a little busy and everywhere this last week.

whole9er
04-20-2009, 07:41 PM
Use 2X4's to hold the plys together keep all bolts pointing out so you dont tear any tarps, those 2 angled 2X6's in the front with triangle wedges work well and hold everything together, as well as the 2X6 in the front that holds the front ply, I also put a bolt up through the metal and up through the 2X4's

Supper Grassy
04-20-2009, 08:23 PM
Thanks. i have the boards in the stake pockets attached with "trailer clips" or what ever there called
i will be finishing up soon