M416 Frame Mods

With the intention of moving my roof top tent rack outside the trailer bed some frame modifications were needed.

Back to the basics

The initial modifications where to the frame. I needed to extend the front and rear frame cross members about 10″ out from the side of the bed.

New rear cross member

The front and rear cross members where replaced. The center was extended with short sections of  tubing These center sections are not structural.

Side view of new rear dross member


New front cross member

The extended frame was then boxed in with the same tubing.

Replacing the tub

With the frame modified I was able to remount the tub to the trailer frame. I did need to notch the lower lip on the tub to accommodate the extended frame.


Tomas has lived in Colorado since age 5. Having grown up on the Western Slope of Colorado lots of time was spent in the Desert Southwest. Tomas' father introduced him to the love of 4 wheeling at an early age in the high mountains around Aspen, Colorado. While an avid Mountain Biker, Tomas and his Family enjoy adventures in the mountains and desert in the remote locations that can only be reached by 4wd. Day hikes are always a must when on the family trips. While enjoying outdoor activities he wants to share his love as a certified 4wd trainer and ski instructor. Tomas also enjoys caving and cave exploration. Tomas currently resides in Colorado Springs. 

  1 comment for “M416 Frame Mods

  1. dale durham
    June 21, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    Great start! I look forward to seeing the finished project!



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