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“One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.” My mom told me in our orange convertible rabbit. I felt myself melting as my mom pulled it over to the side of the road and threw in an old dresser that ended up sticking up above the seats. With the top down everyone could see me.
As a kid I was embarrassed but I soaked in her smile, and joy as she found something that she knew had potential. She cleaned it up and brought new life into it. She invested time.
Something many people don’t want to do anymore. Invest time.
I married a man that has no problem investing time into something that may not have value or use to another person.
When we moved out to the country from the city just over a year ago we were strolling through our very own woods and found some old tractor parts and then an old farm truck.
I like to think I can see potential in people more than old farm equipment so I let my husband take the lead on this one.
He knew we would need a trailer around the farm so he decided to turn that old farm truck into a trailer.
That’s exactly what he did.
Now if you have been following my blogs for awhile you know I have to get a deal on everything. Patience is a big contributor to finding amazing deals. We were driving home from church one day and found these tires on the side of the road, free. Wouldn’t Ya know they were the exact size we needed for the trailer!
The trailer has served a wonderful purpose already here on the homestead. The rides the girls and I take in it up to the woods over the bumps laughing and giggling while we sit on old pillows. We joke and laugh that one day we could create a pumpkin patch and give rides to other kids up to the pumpkins, we’ll see.
Whatever is God’s plan for us we will seek.
For now, we are enjoying the time my husband invested into an old scrunched up a piece of junk to many, but to him, he saw a new purpose. A new beginning.
We as a family all see that purpose and love the new beginnings.
The only remains were random body parts and front axle and leaf spring suspension.
- Tip: hit up your local scrap yard pull rear end out of an old truck. We used front end.
You will need welding experience and an eye for potential.
What You Need:
- Angle Iron
- Mad skills
- Threaded Rod
Obtain an old truck axle. (junk yard, craigslist, etc. )
If you are using a front end axle weld the wheels in a straight align position.
Weld the angle iron to the truck frame to create a tongue that will attach to your tractor or quad.
Using the threaded rod, nuts, and washers bolt 4x4s to the frame of the truck.
Screw 2×6 lumber to the 4x4s creating the flat deck of the trailer.
Using additional 2×6 lumber assemble the sides of the trailer by fastening with screws.
You now have a trailer!