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Bling and a wheeled fat-man’s coffin

Here at Chez Hall I hobble around and try to make the things that I can’t afford to buy and one of my long term projects has been to refurbish/rebuild my trailer. Find below some pictures of the project which I have felt moved to finish recently because I need it to pick up some parts for the Morris. The final result does look rather funereal, in fact I make jokes about it being a fat-man’s coffin.

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How is this Mascot for a bit of bling on the Morris? $45 on ebay

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I have been building my trailer  for a while now and mainly it has been languishing unfinished behind the shed

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The point of the exercise was to make something that was light weight and totally recycled, in fact the only thing that is new on this project is a few fasteners and some welding supplies .I will be fitting the lights today and they are all sourced from a motorcycle

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The steel came from here and there , some courtesy of my brother’s scrap heap , the skin was from a couple of steel doors . The guards are from an old ford tyre ,the axle and springs   from the back of a Barina , The Jockey wheel came from the recycling shed at my local tip . the floor is a sheet of form ply from a ute -load of the stuff that I was given by a friend.  There are eight trunk handles that I have had in the cupboard for the last decade that will provide tie down points to secure  any load,

Cheers Comrades

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3 Comments

  1. James says:

    A coffin on wheels, after todays budget update, looks like a fitting vehicle for Christ Bowen to be carted off in. 😆

  2. Ray Dixon says:

    Looks more like a flat-bottomed boat, Iain. If it’s a coffin, I hope the corpse has a pointy head.

  3. Iain Hall says:

    Its a little over a metre wide Ray so not as pointy as it looks in the picture.
    Yes James, I have been busy working in my shop removed an engine from my Morris, and now I can work on getting the ready to skin the body which should make it look far more like a car and with the trailer I can collect the sheet metal

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