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#1 petrj6 ONLINE  

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Posted April 03, 2016 - 03:01 PM

   thanks to boyscout I picked this trailer up last summer and have finally decided to start the rehab/restore.  the trailer is a little more crusty than I initially thought but oh well when I get done it will be brand new.  sending the axle and other misc parts to the sandblaster tues then get to work on the trailer chassis, will need tires and bearings and if I can find them a set of snowco stickers.

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Posted April 03, 2016 - 03:07 PM

more pics before the teardown

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Posted April 03, 2016 - 03:24 PM

Yours is better than both of mine. Are you keeping notes on each part? I am especially curious about the thicknesses of the sheet metal. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted April 03, 2016 - 04:07 PM

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Posted April 03, 2016 - 05:45 PM

So far I have been a bit surprised nothing is over 1/16 thick. I am going to replace the tungue with 1/8" everything. I will let you know what I find in the trailer frame itself
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Posted April 05, 2016 - 05:59 PM

After a bit of hacking and tearing tonight I have come to the conclusion that I need to buy some tube to repair this correctly. Get a price tomorrow and go from there.
I think I may need a new camera, mine fell from my hand going about 20mph. Now I have a reason to buy a new one.

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Posted April 05, 2016 - 06:01 PM

I think I may need a new camera, mine fell from my hand going about 20mph. Now I have a reason to buy a new one.

 

How do you get the camera moving 20 mph in your garage taking pics of the trailer?   :hitting_self_roller:


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Posted April 05, 2016 - 06:59 PM

  get mad at it and throw it on the floor !!!!!  thing has been acting up for awhile no and I finally had enough.  now I have no choice, spend some money and buy a camera.

                  Pete



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Posted April 05, 2016 - 08:25 PM

Looking forward to seeing it done.

Do you have a classic sled to park on it?


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Posted April 05, 2016 - 08:48 PM

Looking forward to seeing it done.

Do you have a classic sled to park on it?

 

Our local Wheel Horse dealer sold them and used them to deliver tractors to their customers.


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Posted April 06, 2016 - 04:02 AM

   Actually this one was a wheel horse trailer at on point or another, I could just barely see the stickers still on it.  I plan on doing a tow-bee trailer out of this one for dads b-10.

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Posted April 06, 2016 - 06:59 AM

Our local Wheel Horse dealer sold them and used them to deliver tractors to their customers.

 

I'd love to of ordered a brand new GT and had it show up on a nice trailer and they park it in my drive way!  That would of been awesome.

 

Back in the early 90s I remember when my grandfather bought a brand new John Deere STX 38.  Wasn't anything amazing, but the John Deere dealership came with a roll back and dropped it off.  I was so excited, I was only 6-7 years old.  I remember he let me drive it from the where they rolled it off into the garage.  I was like a kid at Christmas! 

 

Very neat trailers.  I honestly don't think I have seen one of those other than in pictures on here.  I'd love to get my hands on one and do it up in cub cadet colors.


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Posted April 06, 2016 - 07:13 PM

Got my tube today, after a few hours I am making some headway. Got to see about rolling a chunk of this tube to replace the bad spots on the front.
Pete

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Posted April 06, 2016 - 07:32 PM

That's a very cool little trailer! I'll be following along on your build, nice work.

 

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Posted April 06, 2016 - 08:30 PM

Looking good. Nice work Pete.


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