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Gonna buy a new trailer for my truck to pull around

Saw this on craigslist tonight and have been wanting a trailer like this for a awhile. I saw Melts and it pushed me over the edge for finding one. I will try to get some of my own pics of the thing when I get it. I know it looks like a piece but I plan on cleaning it up and repainting it. It has a bed from a 67-72 ford just like my old truck. Oh ya, only paid $80 for it.

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lol I would never use an old bed as a trailer but that is me.
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Yeah me neither, you got your work cut out for you though
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Not bad for the price. Go for it. You can always fix it up and sell it and make some money.
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I kinda like it
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That's so ghetto, i love it. Good deal for $80.
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Oh, its nothing to clean this up. My truck that was like this bed was in worse shape than this thing. I know it looks redneck but I like it. My bed just isnt big enough for hauling much around and I dont want to invest in a full size yet.

To give ya an idea of my old truck like this

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I am with adam and trent i would never use an old truck bed as a trailer but that is me ...
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What are you going to tow it around for fun. You have a bed on your truck it might be a little small but it gets the job done.
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As long as the coupler and frame welds look good and the springs and perches aren't rusted out it's probably not a bad deal.
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What are you going to tow it around for fun. You have a bed on your truck it might be a little small but it gets the job done.
Sometimes you just need 2 beds.
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What are you going to tow it around for fun. You have a bed on your truck it might be a little small but it gets the job done.
No I am not going to tow it around for fun. Its more for when I need to run and get a big load of mulch or when I go camping with the buds. My truck does not have enough room in the bed at all for carrying all my stuff. We usually go camping for a lest 3-4 days and we like to burn alot of wood. My dads ext. cab F150 isnt big enough by itself.
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As long as the coupler and frame welds look good and the springs and perches aren't rusted out it's probably not a bad deal.
Ya, I am going to really check it over good before i give her the cash for it. I probably will have my grandpa weld up some supports anyways to make it alittle stronger.
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No I am not going to tow it around for fun. Its more for when I need to run and get a big load of mulch or when I go camping with the buds. My truck does not have enough room in the bed at all for carrying all my stuff. We usually go camping for a lest 3-4 days and we like to burn alot of wood. My dads ext. cab F150 isnt big enough by itself.
Sounds like a good idea then.
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You might even be able to use the topper to lock it up, good security.
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Glad your getting something you want. I'd pass.
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Thanks. So, what mods should I do to it? What kind of exhaust should I put on it? Do I need to SAS it? Maybe change out the power steering? Can you guys think of anything else?
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You need a *****in stereo yo, fo rizzle. Throw some dubs on that shiz
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Thanks. So, what mods should I do to it? What kind of exhaust should I put on it? Do I need to SAS it? Maybe change out the power steering? Can you guys think of anything else?
Change the blinker fluid.
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Lift it.
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You need a *****in stereo yo, fo rizzle. Throw some dubs on that shiz
Hell ya dude. How many subs ya think I could fit in there?

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Change the blinker fluid.
I think she said they changed that with the last oil change.

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Lift it.
Dude, I was thinking atleast 12 inches.


Ok back to serious. Besides checking the rear diff fluid in it if it still has a rear diff (Could have changed axles), what else should I look at before I take it home? Air pressure, make sure the lights work, anything else?
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I bet you could fit a bizillion. I would check the ball joints and tie rods too, those probably need changing.
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Sometimes you just need 2 beds.
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You should defiantly lower it so that it sits somewhat lower then your truck. And it might not look so bad then. And paint it the same color red as your truck.
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Ya.....I went and looked over real good this morning and decided against buying it. She did not have a title for it so that means it would be a ***** to get a title for it. Also, this thing has some good cancer on it.
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