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8 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

Upgrade!!!! Thanks a million @MN Fisher

Nice to know it's going to a good cause.

 

That trailer of yours needs all the help it can get. :devil1:

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2 hours ago, gimruis said:

Significant upgrade. That piece of rust should find a new home in a scrap heap.

It was actually painted red at one point in its life 

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Got the trailer apart and 'under cover'...now I can work in the sun without turning into a lobster.

Removing removable items continues.

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Sometimes removing rusted parts is easy when you use the right tools.

 

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I love it when they use different bolts to attach the same items

 

Fenders:

One side had 3/8 hex bolts front and rear...that's fine...exactly what I would have used

Other side...front was a 3/8 socket head, rear was a 5/16 hex head

 

(stares)

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4 hours ago, MN Fisher said:

I love it when they use different bolts to attach the same items

 

Fenders:

One side had 3/8 hex bolts front and rear...that's fine...exactly what I would have used

Other side...front was a 3/8 socket head, rear was a 5/16 hex head

 

(stares)

Walk back to the garage, then back to the trailer. Then back to the garage, then back to the trailer. Lather, rinse, repeat

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3 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

Walk back to the garage, then back to the trailer. Then back to the garage, then back to the trailer. Lather, rinse, repeat

At least it's only about 15' from where the trailer is parked to my tool-box.

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Exactly why I use a cart, a mobile tool box or a tool basket.  I just bring everything I could ever need the first time.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

....which limits me to 20 more runs back for something else

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42 minutes ago, Deephaven said:

Exactly why I use a cart, a mobile tool box or a tool basket.  I just bring everything I could ever need the first time. 

It is a mobile tool box - but garage main door to sidewalk next to work area is 10' of grass...whoops

And garage to back door right in front of work area...there's a 2" step up...umm, not that way either.

 

Tool box is 2' from that step up...8' from door...closest I can get it.

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Gotta love the 'wanna be's'. Put the canoe up on a site...less than an hour later had a 'buyer' who then proceeded to try a check scam on me. Reported them and told them to take a hike.

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5 hours ago, MN Fisher said:

Gotta love the 'wanna be's'. Put the canoe up on a site...less than an hour later had a 'buyer' who then proceeded to try a check scam on me. Reported them and told them to take a hike.

Sad world we live in some days!  Some people would rather take from others than go get it themselves!

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Just now, Deephaven said:

I just looked for your listing to scam you but couldn't find it.

 

...more seriously, I flippin' hate people.  Sorry that you had to deal with that. :(

I didn't even say where I posted it. You know there's dozens of places out there.

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Nice weather for a change so finished cutting off extraneous parts and started stripping paint and rust off20210829_155319.thumb.jpg.572fa638749b2378e83c27200c5e2ba8.jpg

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Making progress.

 

Fender as it was when I got the boat/trailer

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Left side - paint stripped from one, right side - de-rusting done (enough) on the other.

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I'll put a primer coat on to stop the rust (Rust Oleum Rust Transformer) then top coat with black oil-enamel (Rust Oleum Protective Enamel)

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One other thing I did was finish removing the steel wool someone had shoved down the forward section of the trailer.

 

@TnRiver46: you'll get a kick out of this.

In amongst that were cracked open shells of acorns...seems chipmunks or small squirrels had been using the forward part as a stash point...didn't find any nesting, but the amount of cracked open acorns was impressive.

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13 hours ago, MN Fisher said:

One other thing I did was finish removing the steel wool someone had shoved down the forward section of the trailer.

 

@TnRiver46: you'll get a kick out of this.

In amongst that were cracked open shells of acorns...seems chipmunks or small squirrels had been using the forward part as a stash point...didn't find any nesting, but the amount of cracked open acorns was impressive.

Hahaha! I see that a lot in crawl spaces, even mice will put little acorns anywhere. 

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Finished de-rusting the fenders and got the primer coat on...cleaning paint and rust off the frame continues. Top coat will be gloss black.

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Priming done, now on to the top-coat...going Gloss Black for the trailer.

 

Gotta put in my order to Fastenal for the new bolts, nuts, washers cause I'll probably be ready to re-assemble mid-week.

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Assembly of the trailer has started - should have it ready for the boat by probably Thursday.

 

Main thing to do is mount the bunks, then remove the bunks with brackets attached and lay on the carpet...that's the big task in front of me.

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Just as a reminder - this is what it looked like when I began.

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1 hour ago, MN Fisher said:

Assembly of the trailer has started - should have it ready for the boat by probably Thursday.

 

Main thing to do is mount the bunks, then remove the bunks with brackets attached and lay on the carpet...that's the big task in front of me.

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Just as a reminder - this is what it looked like when I began.

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Getting there! Bout time for you to start on mine……..

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11 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

Getting there! Bout time for you to start on mine……..

You pay for shipping both ways and I'll do it.

 

Course it wouldn't be until next spring before I could start.

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1 hour ago, MN Fisher said:

You pay for shipping both ways and I'll do it.

 

Course it wouldn't be until next spring before I could start.

The sad thing is, I could probably drive it to Minnesota and back. Which is why I don’t want to mess with it, just keep on rolling haha. 
 

I did put new hubs on it once, hard to find the sizes they used in ‘57

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