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This is a discussion on My trailer Mod - Space Utilization of Front within the Yamaha Wolverine Builds forums, part of the Yamaha Wolverine Gen 1 708 cc SxS category; Well I had thought of this early in the year. It takes me some time to get moving. Started this Friday with the welding of ...

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    My trailer Mod - Space Utilization of Front

    Well I had thought of this early in the year. It takes me some time to get moving. Started this Friday with the welding of cut pieces of 1-1/4" square channel that has 1/8" walls. 1-1/2" angle iron on the bottom & center vertical support areas. Since my 5.5ft wide trailer doesn't allow the wheel to go beyond the tapered front. I decided to make it into a storage/carrying area for my Ramps, 20L gas can and anything else I might eventually think of.

    The force of the machine is against the square stock channel which has the same steel vertically at each end to the deck. There shouldn't be any issue with the layer steel implemented hold that in place. I have yet to make a lid for it but hinges are welded on & ready.

    My Highlander was dumped by me at the dealer since they cannot get parts to fix my AC 10 weeks now. I got a Durango rental from Toyota arrangement for the rest of the year if needed. I cannot fit a 4ft sheet of plywood in my vehicles now. LOL I'll have have my buddie go with me to pick it up later.
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    Nice use of some wasted space. Just be sure your lid will clear the front bumper and winch hook when loaded and tied down.
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    Good point, I measured the front and it will be 12.5" high. The bottom of the winch faring is 16". Not a huge deal if I have to roll the Wolverine back or front to clear the lid.

    I just have to figure out some locking/latching hardware for it now. I just finished with the lid.

    I am so tired. I am picking up a buddy of mine in a few hours to feast on some "Death Wish Wings" washing them down with 32oz Schooner of beer. Ahhhh

    So far so good and its was hot one in the sun today.
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    BearClaw HTR 27 inch tires
    Half windshield
    Roof
    Aluminum Under armor
    Yamaha Warn 3500lb Winch & Synthetic rope
    LED Headlights, Yellow Light Bar

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    Knowing myself, I would defiantly make sure you could get in it with everything strapped down. As soon as it's tied down I would need something out of there every time.
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    27x9r12 Bearclaw HTR's on STI HD beadlocks
    Bunch of LED lights
    Hunterworks PCV
    AIS delete
    DIY exhaust tip
    JBS Eibach spring kit
    2" Perfex Lift
    Sway Bar Delete
    Hunterworks greaseless sheave
    14g/.5mm shim/Purple secondary
    Slugged wet clutch
    Super ATV EZ steer power steering
    Super ATV High clearance rear A-arms
    Chopped cage

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    Straps will go over the lid to the edge where you will see welded square bracket. This keeps the machine forward which is really needed for take off, I done hammer the throttle at the best of times so its there for comfort rather than a necessity.
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    Looks good, You should diamond plate all the wood surfaces.
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    That would add a lot more weight. I am certain the paint will hold up which I have used on other outdoor areas even my other trailer metal and wood surfaces and years later holding up fine. The front is protected a lot being shielded by the vehicle which is wider than it is.

    I am going to be creating a lock down of my own. Not going to use a Hasp or such on each side.

    PS I found what I need in my garage so it will be Zero cost. I'll post a photo once done on the weekend. A lot better than a Hasp.
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    Belleville, Ont. Canada

    BearClaw HTR 27 inch tires
    Half windshield
    Roof
    Aluminum Under armor
    Yamaha Warn 3500lb Winch & Synthetic rope
    LED Headlights, Yellow Light Bar

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    Done, FYI as you should be able to see.
    I can secure the lid down with a pin or equivalent and used one I was able to find at home. Also for when leaving the trailer at a launch point, locking it.
    Its the same on both sides!!!

    A Hasp can be ripped off easily with a big screw driver or such. While this solution cannot be compromised without planning as well as burglary tools, be it bolt cutter etc even ratchets won't work for those trying to out smart me. NOTE the double nut on the underside!!! Its not unthreading!
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    Aluminum Under armor
    Yamaha Warn 3500lb Winch & Synthetic rope
    LED Headlights, Yellow Light Bar

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    I decided on this type of securing over the push pin in the above photo. If the chain is pulled enough the pin could pull out.

    This leaves little movement as well as impossible to come out. Also if tightened with pliers I doubt anyone could remove it with their fingers if I didn't have a lock on it.
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    Belleville, Ont. Canada

    BearClaw HTR 27 inch tires
    Half windshield
    Roof
    Aluminum Under armor
    Yamaha Warn 3500lb Winch & Synthetic rope
    LED Headlights, Yellow Light Bar

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    That looks much better than the hitch clip, but I would swap the shackle for a carabiner. Shackles have a bad habit of either vibrating apart or so tight you need tools to remove them.
    Good judgment comes from experience, most of which comes from bad judgement

    2016 R spec Black
    Superwinch Terra 45
    27x9r12 Bearclaw HTR's on STI HD beadlocks
    Bunch of LED lights
    Hunterworks PCV
    AIS delete
    DIY exhaust tip
    JBS Eibach spring kit
    2" Perfex Lift
    Sway Bar Delete
    Hunterworks greaseless sheave
    14g/.5mm shim/Purple secondary
    Slugged wet clutch
    Super ATV EZ steer power steering
    Super ATV High clearance rear A-arms
    Chopped cage

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