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Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 08-17-2021, 12:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,043
Posted By mkodama
Alright! Lighting is working! Also first time...

Alright! Lighting is working! Also first time using heat shrink solder splices, and even for cheap stuff off Amazon they work great!

https://youtu.be/ixCOFNLVsN0
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 08-07-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,043
Posted By mkodama
That would be so cool. Definitely a stretch goal...

That would be so cool. Definitely a stretch goal for the future though!
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 07-14-2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,043
Posted By mkodama
Did a little more research on lighting. Super...

Did a little more research on lighting. Super useful resource on how trucks and trailers should be marked with both reflectors and lighting: https://www.grote.com/fmvss/

Also i realized I was...
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 06-29-2021, 04:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,043
Posted By mkodama
Wired up the trailer lighting controller. In the...

Wired up the trailer lighting controller. In the future, I’d like to add reverse lights, aux power, and brakes, but no need for now to meet CA DMV requirements.

Oh, and running power from the...
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 06-17-2021, 02:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,043
Posted By mkodama
Front mounts for front control arm bushings, made...

Front mounts for front control arm bushings, made in the typical CAD, laser cut, weld method.
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 06-17-2021, 01:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,043
Posted By mkodama
OEM nut (normally used on I think the rear...

OEM nut (normally used on I think the rear suspension strut mounts) and JIS flanged bolts to hold the trailer hitch to the framing.
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 06-17-2021, 01:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,043
Posted By mkodama
I was stricken with an idea, to lock the...

I was stricken with an idea, to lock the steering, just use oversized steering rack limiters! So much easier than what I preciously had planned. I also have a template for making 3D printed...
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 06-11-2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,043
Posted By mkodama
And like that, I had something that looked like a...

And like that, I had something that looked like a trailer!
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 06-08-2021, 03:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,043
Posted By mkodama
Next step, mounting frame rails. I知 a big...

Next step, mounting frame rails.

I知 a big fan of T-slotted framing for prototyping structures, especially if I知 expecting adjustments after assembly. I had a job at one point making things...
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 05-29-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,043
Posted By mkodama
Next on the list was to make something to replace...

Next on the list was to make something to replace the strut tower. I needed something to control just ride height, and caster angle, since camber is controlled by the strut bar and steering by the...
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 05-28-2021, 04:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,043
Posted By mkodama
Trailer balance has definitely been a big thing...

Trailer balance has definitely been a big thing on my mind. I知 leaning towards tires on the car side of the trailer axle, so that there is always weight on the trailer hitch for safety. Tools may...
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 05-27-2021, 03:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,043
Posted By mkodama
Trying to figure out the layout at this stage of...

Trying to figure out the layout at this stage of the build. I can see why struts and strut bars are generally a poor idea idea for trailers. I want to use the nice flat subframe to chassis mounting...
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 05-26-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,043
Posted By mkodama
I知 not planning on leaving the steering rack...

I知 not planning on leaving the steering rack with freedom to turn. I値l get to posting that soon!
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 05-26-2021, 03:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,043
Posted By mkodama
All the parts arrived and I started putting...

All the parts arrived and I started putting things together on my garage floor. Assembling the front suspension outside of the car is amazingly fast and easy. Now a have a floppy semblance of an...
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 05-23-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,043
Posted By mkodama
After a little bit of research and thinking, I...

After a little bit of research and thinking, I just started ordering parts. I was traveling a lot for work at this time so all I could really do was order stuff.


Practically new performance...
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 05-23-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,043
Posted By mkodama
Well, if I was smart and better with my finances...

Well, if I was smart and better with my finances I would have done that, but I致e already made the whole McPherson strut setup work. :thumbup:

I also came across that site while doing my research,...
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 05-23-2021, 03:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,043
Posted By mkodama
Lightbulb DIY BRZ tire and fuel trailer build

Warning
If you're trying to save money, this is not one of those DIYs!

Goal of this thread

Document a build with information I can use in the future, or maybe somebody else too!


Goal...
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