1940 Chevrolet Expedition Trailer

Starting life as an old truck bed, Mr. Leary patiently converted this old trailer into a camping trailer. Mr. Leary got impatient waiting for a military trailer, so he just bought something cheap to start with as a base since his plans were to cut it all up anyhow.

The first thing Mr. Leary did with the trailer was rip up the old rotten floorboards.

Since this trailer was going to be pulled on offroad, expedition type trips with his 1999 4runner, the 50 pound heavy duty rear bumper seemed like overkill, so it was removed too.

Finally, all of the lights and reflectors were removed.

Then it was time to test fit a larger wheel and tire. Mr. Leary used the spare tire from his 4runner to test fit on the trailer. Looks huge compared to the original! There are plans to remove the home made special fenders somebody added.

The after-the-fact welding on this trailer is some of the worst I have ever seen… so I’m cutting it all off.

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