Trailer Frame Preparation
New Axle installation......... WoW the new axle is a perfect fit. This will work out well.
My Brother-in-law welded the spring seats in place for me. when I got home with the axle it was 100% on the mark
Here the old axle is still in place. When I removed the old axle the U-Bolts snapped off under slight torque on the ratchet.
The New Axle is bolted in place. All I can do for now is manually strip the frame by hand. I bought top-notch paint remover but it is useless in this cold weather. Before I can start construction of the trailer body I must strip and paint the frame. There are 3 layers of paint on this frame. The top coat was black then green then white then primer. For now Things are waiting on warmer days.
Brake drum bearing installation
primer and top coat being applied
This concludes the frame prep short of welding on a new draw bar on the front end. I will leave that till I have the new rims and tires so I can match the hitch and have this trail level. Here I have a test tire with a 14" rim. I don't like it as the deck is to high. I will need to work out the tire size at a later date. Now we move on to
Decking and side walls
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