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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 24, 2012 - 03:23 PM

This was purchased by another member (not sure if they want me to name them) and gifted to me. It was on eBay in Madison CT and I just had to pay for shipping to get it here. According to the eBay listing it is a 1967 trailer. It arrived last night and, I wasn't home when it was delivered so my mom picked it up. Even though I looked at it, the flashlight app for my phone can only do so much. I took a better look at it today and it seems to be in good condition. It has some surface rust, but no pitting. The tires are pretty rotted. The wheel bearings have a tiny bit of play, its so little that I could probably tighten the nut and fix that problem. It is pretty straight over all. It is complete, this is exactly the way it was sold.

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There is a bend in the front.
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There is also a bend in the back, they should both straighten out pretty easily.
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I knew this was a dump trailer, but I didn't know how it locked. It has a thread-less bolt welded to the bed frame and a nail going through it. I already replaced it with an R-pin. When I first took the nail out the tilt was a little stiff but it freed right up after moving it back in forth a few times.
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The hitch is a little strange. The twisted piece of flat stock moves up and down between the two pieces of angle iron. I dont know if its supposed to do that, or if the bolt going through it is supposed to squeeze the two pieces of angle iron together to hold it in place.
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Here is a pic of the rot on the tires. When I looked at it last night, they didn't look that bad. Lol.
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There is a funny story along with the delivery. The person who shipped it couldn't find out which house was mine. He stopped at my neighbors house, the delivery guy asked if he knew where the address was. My neighbor said he didn't know what house it was but it had to be a few houses up or down the road. The deliverer said he was supposed to drop off a yard trailer for some tractor. The neighbor told him "I can guarantee you is that house over there then." And pointed to my house. LOL! I am aware that the neighbors know what I do, but I didn't think it was that obvious! :bigrofl:

Edited by Ryan313, July 07, 2012 - 07:48 PM.

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Posted May 24, 2012 - 03:56 PM

Cool trailer and very nice gift. My thanks to the giver for being so generous. I know it has found a happy home! Congrats, Ryan!
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Posted May 24, 2012 - 04:40 PM

Well blow me down! I did put out the call for someone to help you out, but wasn't truly expecting it to happen. To whomever bought it for you.........SALUTE! You did a young man a great good deed! :thumbs:
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Posted May 24, 2012 - 05:12 PM

That looks great Ryan! I'm sure you will have it good as new in no time! I'm just glad it finally made it to your house lol.
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Posted May 24, 2012 - 05:18 PM

Thanks guys! I dont know what happened, but somehow, someway, it's already taken apart! I don't know what happened... I removed one bolt so I could take the tongue off and clean the tilt point hinge area and before I knew it, it was apart! LOL! Not that there was much to it anyway.

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Posted May 24, 2012 - 05:24 PM

Looks great! Make sure you share finished pics with us. :laughingteeth:

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Posted May 24, 2012 - 05:37 PM

That was very nice of someone. You are a lucky young man. I'm glad you got the trailer. Looks pretty good.

You bet everyone knows where the guy with the tractor lives on the block.
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Posted May 24, 2012 - 05:45 PM

That's a great gift to receive and my thanks go out to the giver as well! It looks like it will clean up really nicely Ryan! Can't wait to see the after pics! Congrats!
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Posted May 24, 2012 - 07:02 PM

Kudos to your benefactor and congrats to you.

Thanks for sharing the pics Ryan, I know what you mean by "it's already taken apart" ;)
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Posted May 24, 2012 - 08:10 PM

Ryan what size tires are those?
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Posted May 24, 2012 - 08:22 PM

Ryan what size tires are those?


They are 8 inch wheels, 4.80 wide and 16.5 outside diameter... I think. I don't remember what the order is off the top of my head. LOL! I know they are good year tires but I don't know the tread pattern name, if anybody knows, please share.

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Posted May 24, 2012 - 10:37 PM

Ryan, That is way too cool that someone bought it for you.

Whoever you are, That is the nicest thing I have heard anyone do for someone in quite a while. THANK YOU, whoever you are.!!

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Posted May 24, 2012 - 10:50 PM

They are 8 inch wheels, 4.80 wide and 16.5 outside diameter... I think. I don't remember what the order is off the top of my head. LOL! I know they are good year tires but I don't know the tread pattern name, if anybody knows, please share.

I am not having any luck finding a set of goodyears like that. I know they are getting hard to find. But I'll keep searching.

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Posted May 25, 2012 - 04:44 AM

If all else fails on the tires, put some tubes in them. I have one of those on the front of my Cub that I think is an original. Put a tube in it some time back and it's doing fine!
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Posted May 25, 2012 - 06:09 AM

Kenny, they have tubes in them now. Lol. They hold air, they just don't look very good. Lol.

Chris,I will get the correct size off of them. Might make it easier to find. I looked last night but couldn't find anything.




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