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Old 01-14-2018, 10:44 PM   #1
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aluminum Car hauler

o my Dad bought this 48' Raven Semi trailer in 2003-04 when scrap and aluminum prices were up. lucky for us we had a friend that owned a scrap yard and bought this before it was cut up. The trailer was completely stripped down of all steels and sold as clean aluminum. So Dad Rigged up a hay wagon to it and drug it home. It has been sitting till time to start this project. He wants a 30' dual tandem Goose-neck trailer. and told me i can have whats left so 18ft car-hauler it is.
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:45 PM   #2
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How do you plan on attaching the c-channel to the aluminum frame?

Very cool project and use of scrap trailer bed.
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:44 AM   #4
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it can only be bolted..no other way
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:50 AM   #5
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Here for pictures. That's bad ass.
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Old 01-15-2018, 08:12 AM   #6
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need to grind that rust off before ya weld it son....that inclusion will make it ugly...
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Old 01-15-2018, 10:19 AM   #7
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Also, I would use a rubber coating or something between the steel and aluminum. If not you will have all sorts corrosion issues.
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Old 01-15-2018, 10:39 AM   #8
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duct tape works as well for an isolator
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Old 01-15-2018, 12:42 PM   #9
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Is that half of an I beam going to be alright?
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Old 01-15-2018, 12:50 PM   #10
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im curious how you cut that
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Old 01-15-2018, 01:23 PM   #11
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im curious how you cut that
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Is that half of an I beam going to be alright?
I would say it depends on what he's hauling....Semi trailers are usually built for a maximum weight per foot, say 10K lbs in 10' up to 16K lbs in 8' is what I've seen.

Depending on the load, and the spread, I can see it being just fine. However, what I would be skeptical of is the placement of the axles under the "cross members." those are much lighter than a normal place to attach axles.

Again, all depends on how heavy he wants to use it...it wouldn't work for me I can assure you. I'm like the postal service, if it fits it ships....but there ain't no low flat rate...


Either way, cool project.
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Old 01-15-2018, 02:16 PM   #13
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those are damn nice cuts for a sawzall...that's why I asked...
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:07 PM   #14
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Again, all depends on how heavy he wants to use it...it wouldn't work for me I can assure you. I'm like the postal service, if it fits it ships....but there ain't no low flat rate...
I snickered at this comment and kinda nodded my head like 'Yup, kinda sounds like my train of thought as well.' More so as, the trailer spec is just a suggestion...something meant to be "tested" on the daily.'

None the less, awesome build on the trailer, following this for sure.
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:31 PM   #15
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Yeah, we test our stuff.


Not to high jack, but here's what we do in my shop when a customer wants a trailer for his manure pump...

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Again, don't mean to high jack....just two examples of building from the crap pile. I bought the axle/springs, jack, and the trailer coupler...the rest came from the steel pile.

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Old 01-15-2018, 10:59 PM   #16
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How do you plan on attaching the c-channel to the aluminum frame?

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i am going to have c channel braces welded and bolted to each channel
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need to grind that rust off before ya weld it son....that inclusion will make it ugly...
I will its getting mocked up more than anything right now
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:06 PM   #17
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Also, I would use a rubber coating or something between the steel and aluminum. If not you will have all sorts corrosion issues.
i am plannign on a polymyer between the aluminum and steel

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yes i have read that but i wanna go a lil better than that
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Is that half of an I beam going to be alright?
I will making it back into a I beam again but first have to get clearance for the axles.
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it does where the circular saw cant get to and a wood blade
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I would say it depends on what he's hauling....Semi trailers are usually built for a maximum weight per foot, say 10K lbs in 10' up to 16K lbs in 8' is what I've seen.

Depending on the load, and the spread, I can see it being just fine. However, what I would be skeptical of is the placement of the axles under the "cross members." those are much lighter than a normal place to attach axles.

Again, all depends on how heavy he wants to use it...it wouldn't work for me I can assure you. I'm like the postal service, if it fits it ships....but there ain't no low flat rate...


Either way, cool project.
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i will definitely be adding more strength to it as i am really building this to haul my zero turn lawn mower it has a 72" deck on it and only fits on my goose-neck trailer.And by the way my mom is a postal carrier so i get the motto

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I snickered at this comment and kinda nodded my head like 'Yup, kinda sounds like my train of thought as well.' More so as, the trailer spec is just a suggestion...something meant to be "tested" on the daily.'

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Again, don't mean to high jack....just two examples of building from the crap pile. I bought the axle/springs, jack, and the trailer coupler...the rest came from the steel pile.

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stay tunes it will get better wait till you see the 1/2" aluminum fenders
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:13 PM   #19
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It will be 102" wide with drive over fenders made from 1/2" aluminum plate the tires are 235/75/16 on ford aluminum Alcoa wheels
i had to cut the side of the frame and the beams to get the trailer as low as possible i am planning on going back and finishing out the bottom of the beam once i get the axles placed and setup i plan on trying to close up most of the holes where the channels are however the hole where the c channel is going thru the beams they are 1 piece the places that they are not are 3 separate pieces if you click on this link this trailer that Gas monkey garage has in very similar to what i am building but also i am coping my Goose-neck that i currently have Click the image to open in full size.
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I'd say you have it covered then. Good job!!
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