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Old 21 December 2014, 12:29   #51
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I saw this trailer in person today and it is a work of art !, the attention to detail and craftsmanship is VERY impressive.

If anyone on this forum needs anything fabricating/welding , this has got to be the man to speak too , as this is first class work and a nice bloke to boot.

Thanks again Jim it was good to meet you and The return journey went smoothly. cheers. Julian.
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Old 22 December 2014, 13:47   #52
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Thanks again Jim it was good to meet you and The return journey went smoothly. cheers. Julian.

Thank you, those are very kind words. It was good to meet you too Julian and I'm glad you got the trailer back in one piece, hopefully it'll serve you well for a few years.



I'd better update the thread.......
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Old 22 December 2014, 14:04   #53
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To be honest I haven't done a great deal to it recently, other jobs have taken priority.


I've added an axle.
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Old 22 December 2014, 14:08   #54
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More of the axle
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Old 22 December 2014, 14:15   #55
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I got a light board as it was much cheaper than individual LED lights. It's mounted on sliding arms with weird brackets because the holes in the board didn't match the width of my rails.

I might re-think the light board at a later date, any bits and bobs that bolt to the main trailer chassis can be changed but once the main bit's galvanised there's no going back.
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Old 22 December 2014, 14:22   #56
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Spare wheel carrier, opposite the winch handle up front.
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Old 22 December 2014, 14:29   #57
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And thanks to Peter C for his inspired idea for bunk material.....

They're not finished yet, I'm hoping to weld the joint to make it a little smarter but that'll have to wait until the final fitting.
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And that's about it for now.

I got a box of nuts and bolts and I think the way ahead is to put it all together and take it for an IVA with VOSA before I get it galvanised. I'd be gutted if they wanted something changing after it got dipped.

Has anyone put a trailer through an IVA?
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Old 01 January 2015, 20:09   #59
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I've been very impressed with the quality of your work. I haven't put a trailer through IVA, but these docs may assist. They have certain pertinent info; lighting location dims, requirement for mudflaps, etc., the things some people may miss, before submitting.

All the best, Ben

http://www.dft.gov.uk/vca/additional...er-seminar.pdf


http://www.dft.gov.uk/vca/vehicletype/trailers.asp

Alternatively, this could just be a really old thread and you actually completed the trailer build prior to the end of October 2014, in which case you don't need to worry about any of it...
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these docs may assist.

Hi Ben thanks for the links, I appreciate the input and apologies for not replying sooner I've been away from my computer and didn't fancy trying to post on my phone.



I trawled through some of the links prior to starting the build but the trailer seminar one is new to me and gleans more useful nuggets .


The thread's current by the way (it's just taking ages to build the thing!). I've done a few other bits which I'll update now.



I screwed the bunks on....
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