Found this M101 on Kijiji just an hour away from me, couldn't pass it up. First order of business was a fresh coat of paint.
Next up, spacers and wheels to mount the 31" BFG's I had sitting in my garage.
I wasn't entirely sure what kind of lid to make. Should have probably chosen Aluminium over steel, but I never welded it so I wasn't comfortable taking on a project this size.
I settled for a simple flat design that could hold a RTT. The key here was to make it low profile, yet allow sufficient room to get your hands under it to mount the tent.
The weight of this lid is ridiculous so I bought the strongest struts I could find, each with a lifting capacity of 100lbs. Once they were installed, I could lift the lid with 1 hand.
31's are nice, but unfortunately they are dwarfed by 35 and up size tires so I picked up a set of 33's to balance out the look.
One of the inspirations for this trailer, in particular the jerry cans on the back was this one I came across on Expedition Portal: