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Old 08-04-2017, 09:17 PM   #1
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Well my truck can't get inspected because of the holes in the wheel wells.
So I figured, why don't I get that wagon on the road that's been sitting next to my shop for a couple months? And so I pulled an ignition tuneup off my blue 240, slapped it on, sea foamed it, replaced the entire brake system, and fixed some electrical gremlins, now it runs mint!

But it didn't quite cut it, I could only fit like 3 mowers in the back of it, and it was a bear trying to fold down the handles, jimmy them around, surely there must be a better way! So I came up with a plan, and surely it would be much more time efficient than playing with a gallon of Bondo and half a dozen grinding wheels, if I hadn't already broken that threshold.

So I switched the hitch receiver from my blue 240 to the wagon, wired up the trailer light harness, and went up to the steel place to buy 4' of 2" square stock, and 20' of 2" angle iron. I had them cut it in half, strapped it to the roof, and the rest is history.

But I'm not sure what to call it...
A cargo rack?
A Trailer?
A Traktor?



This thing is sturdy, and Husqvarna orange!


Securely clamped to the aluminum bumper, it will mar up the paint but no drilling is required. Will probably fit most 240s.



10' of cargo space! The stakes are made of pallets, and fully removable with plugs on the tail light wires.


So far so good, it only gives a slight gangsta lean to the car's stance, but I was thinking about maybe installing those airbags that go inside the springs to compensate for ride height sometime down the line.
I look forward to overloading the hitch and possibly bottoming out in the near future

P.S. Please let me know if the crappy google photo's don't appear for yous.
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:38 PM   #2
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Looks good except for the the carbon monoxide factor.
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:51 PM   #3
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Looks good except for the the carbon monoxide factor.
Meh.....no one lives forever.
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:18 PM   #4
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No I think the trailer would keep the gas under the plywood and out of the cabin... lol
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:50 AM   #5
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Over 240,000 hard-core points. I love it!

By the way, I live in one of the most liberal traffic-wise countries in the Europe, "almost-anything-goes" and so on. That being said, If someone was driving that here, he would get pulled off the road in a heartbeat, probably forever.
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Old 08-09-2017, 05:09 AM   #6
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:13 AM   #7
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Let's see it with a load on it!
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:31 AM   #8
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No I think the trailer would keep the gas under the plywood and out of the cabin... lol
No the exhaust cloud will swirl up and follow the vehicle, unless it's a boat tail or has a down facing rear wing.

Oh and one more thing, you've got some fantastic leverage on those puny [grade 5 ?] mounting bolts.

I think I'd just thru drill the bumper and use some 1/2" grade 8 bolts.

Just say'n, but props for ingenuity & good luck with it whatever you do with it.
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Old 03-16-2018, 09:35 AM   #9
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I was surprised to find out that there was no noticeable exhaust smell while driving with the hatch open.
It also held up to excruciating loads without any signs of faltering.

I'm just sad she's broken down and sitting in the yard so I figured I'd bump this thread with a tribute to the good times we've had.




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Old 03-16-2018, 09:50 AM   #10
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How are you not getting pulled over every time you drive this?
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Old 03-16-2018, 09:53 AM   #11
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Ahhh.... I'm no engineer but how much are you expecting this to hold?

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Old 03-16-2018, 10:29 AM   #12
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Ahhh.... I'm no engineer but how much are you expecting this to hold?
It also goes to the tow hitch, structurally it looks fine to me.

Those clamps just stabilize it.
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You'll get pulled sooner or later.

You need to move your plate so it can be seen and illuminated.
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Old 03-17-2018, 12:07 AM   #14
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The plate is legal, under the left tail light.
I've had no trouble, and I drove it around for months like this
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How did I miss this gem of a thread?

When a $200 harbor freight trailer just isn't enough.
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This is better, I found the receipt for the steel just last week. It cost me no more than 50 bucks total to make
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All this needs is a giant waving stack of old mattresses. More power to you but this is ghetto as hell and likely absudly unsafe
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I pass the hick - hillbilly - okie 245 loading crown to you my man!
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Old 03-17-2018, 12:15 PM   #21
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The plate is legal, under the left tail light.
I've had no trouble, and I drove it around for months like this
Nope, wait, there it is. Didn't see it.

Thought you left it on the hatch. Carry on.
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All this needs is a giant waving stack of old mattresses. More power to you but this is ghetto as hell and likely absudly unsafe
Hey you gotta do what you gotta do, had to move a lot of **** that day.
I did move my mattress on this too once,
and a dresser that only fit on the back with all the gates out, left them plugged in and strapped them onto the top of the dresser so I still had a plate and brake lights


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I pass the hick - hillbilly - okie 245 loading crown to you my man!
Can u actually make me one of those in ms paint or something?
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Old 03-22-2018, 07:37 PM   #23
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You should check out RWC pictures of his wagons loaded up with wood. It is an honor for you to take the crown from such an illustrious board member. Wish you well with it and please be careful.
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