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Old 03-06-2017, 11:02 AM   #1
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Drug an old family trailer back from East Texas a couple weeks ago. 1993 model if I remember right. Had been sitting with little use and hasty repairs.
Put some used tires on it to get back home. Figured I would start a thread for y'all to see. I should have taken some pics before but will try to add some as I go.

What I have done so far:
Remove old lights
Remove old wire
Remove A frame jack
Flip deck boards and re secure
Weld light boxes on
Attach ramps

To do:
Replace wiring
re-pack bearings
install brakes on rear axle
replace tires
spare tire holder
pins / flat bar for ramps
install lights / markers
Remove paint
Re paint
Maybe a storage box
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Old 03-06-2017, 11:05 AM   #2
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Quick picture of flip up ramps






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Old 03-07-2017, 08:19 AM   #3
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Here's a view of flipped boards and trailer. Did some test paint removal last night - a flap disc should make quick work.




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Old 03-07-2017, 08:34 AM   #4
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Looking good... you may consider led lights. They cost more but they last forever.
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Old 03-07-2017, 09:03 AM   #5
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I bought LED markers so far. I have 2 older trailer lights that will go on the rear. When they die, I will put led in there. Only way to kill an led is to break it.
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Old 03-07-2017, 07:16 PM   #6
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Looks good so far. I need to refurb my trailer too.
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Old 03-11-2017, 08:25 PM   #7
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Ran fresh wire and brake wire. Welded new jack on. Made a spare tire mount. Also finished the mounted ramps.








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Old 03-11-2017, 08:30 PM   #8
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Also tried my first try of heating and hammering a fender back to "round"...won't show a picture of that! Finished at good enough!


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Old 04-12-2017, 10:29 PM   #9
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How did you make the spare tire mount?


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Old 04-13-2017, 07:25 AM   #10
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Put a stick of all thread on the angle uprights just about 2 inches outside the lug hole-just welded it on. Then welded another piece of angle to the frame slightly un-level to "cradle" that end of the tire. Put a nut and washer on the all thread and tighten up. If you were super smart you would get a nut that is 13/16" in size, same as lug nuts. I have to use a monkey wrench to get tire off, never a problem in my truck though.

Been no progress. Funky weather and schedules, just haven't touched it. Maybe sometime in May I can sand and paint this thing.
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Old 04-13-2017, 07:30 AM   #11
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I hope you have the title or an old registration receipt or paper. Once they are out of the system for 10 years they "disappear". Makes it a pain to get tags, in Montgomery county at least.
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I hope you have the title or an old registration receipt or paper. Once they are out of the system for 10 years they "disappear". Makes it a pain to get tags, in Montgomery county at least.
True Words!! I'm in the middle of this right now with a 16' lowboy.
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Old 04-13-2017, 09:47 AM   #13
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I don't at the moment. Will need to spend some more time looking for it though. On another trailer a couple of years ago, we were able to use the plate and the vin to find everything. Granted that trailer didn't need or have a title because of size. I have done the homemade trailer thing to and that was pretty easy, probably cant be done in this case since the VIN is clearly readable. I haven't been to antsy to get a plate since I am not using the trailer at the moment. Not going to pay for it to sit in my shop!
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Old 04-13-2017, 05:34 PM   #14
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Put a stick of all thread on the angle uprights just about 2 inches outside the lug hole-just welded it on. Then welded another piece of angle to the frame slightly un-level to "cradle" that end of the tire. Put a nut and washer on the all thread and tighten up. If you were super smart you would get a nut that is 13/16" in size, same as lug nuts. I have to use a monkey wrench to get tire off, never a problem in my truck though.



Been no progress. Funky weather and schedules, just haven't touched it. Maybe sometime in May I can sand and paint this thing.


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Old 04-13-2017, 07:57 PM   #15
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My photographer skills are as good as my writing skills.




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Old 04-13-2017, 07:59 PM   #16
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Could probably get away with 2 pieces of all threads and no angle. Just drill the all thread through the angle and use bolts to cinch it, If you don't have access to a welder.


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Old 04-14-2017, 07:06 PM   #17
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Looks good man, thanks!!!


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Old 04-15-2017, 09:28 PM   #18
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Weld about 3 or 4 links of chain to that upright behind the spare. That way you can run a lock through the chain and one of the bolt holes in the wheel. Then wheels can certainly walk off.
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Old 04-16-2017, 09:21 AM   #19
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That's a dang good idea.
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