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    Well I'm back for vacation and starting my resto thread like I told everyone so lets get started. Today I got the boat on jack stands and lifted it off the trailer. I pulled the trailer out pretty much like everyone else has done moving jack for every cross brace. I think I will do it differnt when I put it back on the trailer but that willl be covered later. here are some pics of the trailer. I will finish the trailer first and then get to the rest of the boat. See my other threar What Did I Get Myself Into for previous pics.






  • #2
    Awesome...... Keep up posted with many pictures along the way.....
    Ted W

    Hook Em' Horns

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    • #3
      more pics







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      • #4
        holy smokes! Is that thing stable on those stands?!? I would think that it would we really risky to do that....

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        • #5
          Took the fenders off and bunks off this morning. Almost got everything off but it was just to hot outside. lots of work to do on frame. You can see in the pictures below the rust and damage. P.S. is one of the rear bunk frames suposed to be bent in or are they both suposed to be straight? Any recommendations on how to clean and paint the trailer?





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          • #6
            that trailer....does not look so good
            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Hoosier Bob
            She always misses me and when I turn her on it is hard to turn her off! She is MC and she completes me! She is the first ride that wants it as much as I do!

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            • #7
              Those bunkers look pretty far gone. Have you considered cutting them out and replacing with new channel steel?
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              • #8
                I will be replacing any metal that is to far gone by welding in new pieces.

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                • #9
                  a New trailer for that boat might not be a bad option either.....Are you going to blast it to see what is left?
                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Hoosier Bob
                  She always misses me and when I turn her on it is hard to turn her off! She is MC and she completes me! She is the first ride that wants it as much as I do!

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                  • #10
                    I didnt really want to spend 2 grand on a new trailer. Media blasting is not out of the question but I am having a hard time finding somewhere close to do it. Might just sand blast it myself

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                    • #11
                      Mead, that trailer looks really rough. Good luck in bringing it back. I looked at mine yesterday and noticed that it's not road worthy, there are holes in parts of the frame from rust. I'm curious to see how this goes for and would be curious of the money and time you put in vs. new. If there's anything I can help with let me know. BTW that bunk should not be bent.
                      "The doctor said I swallow a lot of aggression... along with a lot of pizzas!"

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                      • #12
                        i'd be afriad to media blast that thing, the only thing left maybe the tires...best of luck to you on the trailer resto, looks like you'll get a break when you hit the boat.
                        sigpic Just trying to get my head above water.

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                        • #13
                          Did some work on the pylon and bracket today. What do you think. Still need base bracket that is glassed into hull, any sugestions?

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                          • #14
                            I have a '83 MC trailer, I am located in the sotheastern part of washington state, NO RUST in good shape new tires all lights work. $600 you pay shipping.
                            "I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do !....That is character"

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                            • #15
                              Sent the pylon with my buddy to a machine shop tonight so will see what it looks like tomarrow. It did clean up fairly welll with a wirewheel and emory cloth. Tryed a couple diffrent rust remover/ reformer products on the trailer tonight but none really made any difference. Still trying to decide on which route to take with the trailer. I can really bring the trailer to a sandblast/media shop because it is not registered and has no lights. Option 1 is to sandblast the trailer myself which would require me to by a air compressor and all sand blasting equipment. Option 2 would be to grind off all the rust I can, repair frame by welding in new pieces of metal and coating the entire trailer with POR15. Any thoughts. I need to get this trailer done asap because it is talking up room at the house

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