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My Trailer Work

Postby mcrandall » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:59 pm

Mariner asked if I would tell you all a little about what I did on my trailer, so here goes:

These are the shots of the trailer as I bought it:

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And here's how it looks finished:

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I did a lot of corrosion control grinding and sandblasting surface rust off the frame. Then I did some repairs to the structure; much of the frame is c-beam that looked as though it had slightly bent under stress at one time or another. I welded in some supporting steel to those areas, just to ease my mind.

The fenders came off next, stripped and repainted. Used that spray-on truck bed liner to give them a surface that could stand up to being stood on without worrying about slipping when wet.

Painted the frame with a blue rust killing frame paint. Same stuff I'll use as an undercoat for the keel after I grind/sandblast it. (Can't recall the name, but it's like POR-15 or Rustbullet.)

Electric brakes were shot and the wiring long since removed. Lights for the trailer were mostly shot as well, so started from scratch. Bought a pair of electric brakes from Northern Tools and replaced those. The drop axil, bearing races and leaf springs were in good shape, so I just cleaned those up and painted them with spray-on rubberized undercoating. New tires and cheap rims were installed at Discount Tire where I get all my vehicles done. Added a pair of Bearing Buddies when all was said and done.

Rewired and installed all new lights. Amazing how nice that looks at dusk! Replaced the winch (The Wench, however, wasn't having any part of replacing! :twisted: ) and the hitch because both were very questionable.

The bunks were still in good shape, but the material covering them was shot, so I picked up a couple yards of indoor/outdoor carpeting at one of the local big box stores and stapled a double layer of that onto the bunks.

Screw jack on the front is new from Tractor Supply, welded that onto the frame.

Really, just general stuff. Still don't have the brakes wired up, have to modify my Jeep by adding a controller--I have it, but like many of us, just waiting for a break in the weather! Real happy with how it turned out!

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Mark
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Postby Alanhod » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:39 pm

Excellent re-cap on the trailer over-haul. Thank you, I had been admiring your trailer photos and hoping you would post this. And low and behold here it is and much appreciated too.

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Postby Jmckamey » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:04 pm

That looks great, I know that's a lot of hard and dirty work.
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Postby mariner » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:07 pm

Thanks, it looks great! Can you do mine? Lol!
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Postby astrorad » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:52 pm

Yes, it really does look great. Any idea what type or size of wood should be used for replacement of bunks?
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Postby mcrandall » Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:09 pm

Thanks for the positive comments, Guys!

Hey Bill-

A pressure treated deck board of the full 4/4 by 6-inch size is what's on there.

Because I have the scaffold/lift, I would have fastened the front of the bunk to the trailer then use the weight of the boat to bend the boards into place before fastening the back to the trailer.

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Postby LeatherneckPA » Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:32 am

The bunks on my trailer are 2x6's. To attach mine I fastened them to the front and the rear supports, then staked cinder block capstones over the center one until it bent to contact. The blocks weigh 40 lbs each. It took 6 on one bunk and 7 on the other to bend them down.
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