How do i make Wooden Trailer sides

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Supper Grassy, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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
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  2. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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.
     
  3. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    the stake pockets dont have a hole in them for a bolt and the top rail extends over top of them
     
  4. seabee1

    seabee1 LawnSite Member
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    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:
     
  5. seabee1

    seabee1 LawnSite Member
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    here's the idea i had (rough drawing)

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  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    You can drill the hole part...
     
  7. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ok

    How high do you recommend building them?
    the rails are 1' off the deck
     
  8. seabee1

    seabee1 LawnSite Member
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    with the size of that trailer 24"would be a lot and will use up a 4x8 sheet of plywood real good
     
  9. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Where would i put the sides on top of the rail or on the inside or outside of the rail?
     
  10. whole9er

    whole9er LawnSite Member
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    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.
     

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