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    I finally got around to making the side rails for my trailer. I used treated wood and bolted it together.

    I made corner brackets out of metal at work to hold the front on. I made it with a two piece rear gate. I did not go the full length of the trailer so I could open the rear gate without droping the ramps.
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    Looks good.

    I've often thought about doing something like that with mine.

    Are your corners quick connect or screws/bolts ?
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    Default Re: Made Some Side Rails For My Trailer

    Nice looking trailer and truck. I really like the brackets you made.

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    Default Re: Made Some Side Rails For My Trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by Willl View Post
    Looks good.

    I've often thought about doing something like that with mine.

    Are your corners quick connect or screws/bolts ?
    Brackets are screwed in. I ran out of bolts. I was looking for some heavy hinges with removeable pins but could not find any and did not want to drill the pins out. I can remove the screws on one side of the brackets and lift the sides off.

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    Default Re: Made Some Side Rails For My Trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by hunterridgefarm View Post
    Brackets are screwed in. I ran out of bolts. I was looking for some heavy hinges with removeable pins but could not find any and did not want to drill the pins out. I can remove the screws on one side of the brackets and lift the sides off.


    Nice job on the rails and brackets.

    I made a set on mine so i can haul 125 bales of hay and don't have
    to strap it down, then i take mine off.

    But i really like the way you fixed the brackets.

    Thanks for sharing
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    Default Re: Made Some Side Rails For My Trailer

    I picked up some corner brackets from Northern Tools. They had the straights too. They had them in stock back in the trailer section. They work great if you're making the sides removeable.

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    Default Re: Made Some Side Rails For My Trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by CCWKen View Post
    They work great if you're making the sides removeable.
    I would not put on sides that weren't removable.
    You can't haul this with fixed sides.

    You can't load from the side with forks with fixed sides.
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    Default Re: Made Some Side Rails For My Trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by johndeere4300 View Post
    Nice job on the rails and brackets.

    I made a set on mine so i can haul 125 bales of hay and don't have
    to strap it down, then i take mine off.

    But i really like the way you fixed the brackets.

    Thanks for sharing
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    Bill,

    Thats one of the reasons I made these. I need to haul some straw to seed the yard. I was unable to get any grass started last year due to the drought.

    I also have a lot of things I need to haul that would be hard to strap down but will travel great with the side rails.

    David

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    Default Re: Made Some Side Rails For My Trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by CCWKen View Post
    I picked up some corner brackets from Northern Tools. They had the straights too. They had them in stock back in the trailer section. They work great if you're making the sides removeable.
    That's what I am starting right now. I got mine at Tractor Supply:
    Tractor Supply Company - Carry-On Trailer Left & Right Corner Brackets

    My local store had the straights too. I'm just collecting the lumber and brackets now so it will be a few weeks until I'm done (I plan on having it ready for the spring mulch season!)

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    Default Re: Made Some Side Rails For My Trailer

    David,
    Nice work on build those sides for your trailer.
    Dang, you reminded me of another project to do. I've been wanting to do that for a year now. Yours really came out nice.
    What are you pulling with?
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