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Finally found an enclosed

#1 Post by John_Heard » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:55 am

Gotta show off my new to me trailer we picked up a couple weeks ago, it's an older one but in pretty decent shape - Image

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#2 Post by Craig W. » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:25 pm

Looks great John. Very well equipped too.

Time to get some wax on it while its nice and clean :-)
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#3 Post by John_Heard » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:01 am

Thanks Craig, yes it definitely needs some wax. When things slow down a bit we're planning on replacing the exterior screws, old age has some rusting and staining the panels. NOT looking forward to that project at all.

I worked on replacing one of the rear door spring wires this weekend. That's certainly a fun project, especially trying to rewind that spring for the door. Also learned I cannot hold that door up with out the spring! lol.. Glad I didn't have my foot under it, that door seems to weigh at least 800 lbs lol..

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#4 Post by Craig W. » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:47 am

Wow, I didn't know the doors are that heavy.

A new door flap is on my do-to list. I'm going to do something different than the piano hinge screwed to the wood but don't know what just yet. Got a few ideas floating around in my head.

Hopefully with the 28" tires, I won't have as much trouble loading the car. I'm thinking of cutting off the Caltrac plates since I don't see going back to the bottom holes.
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Re: Finally found an enclosed

#5 Post by John_Heard » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:30 am

I'm probably exaggerating a bit on the door weight - it was far more than I could handle by myself that's for sure. Note to self, get help next time deal. My door has long extension ramps and a additional layer of aluminum angle plate on it adding to the weight.

I got 5 lbs off my car when I cut down the cal-trac plates and replace the big heim bolts with tubular sprint car bolts. Picked up a lot more ground clearance, don't know how the car will like the different settings yet though.

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