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65 sporty

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Okay it's not a truck but it going to be my winter project, it's a old tilt snowmobile trailer that is going to become a utility trailer for lawn movers, my kid's quad, dirt bike and what ever else we can think of. The skills we use on our trucks are the same as I will use on this. I need to repair some rust holes and remove/treat rust on the bottom.

What products have you guy's used Por-15, Rust bullet, Etc... I want to know from experience what has worked. I plan to paint it with a frame paint and the deck coated with spray on bed liner. It will get rewired/new lights, new wheels/tires, new trailer coupler, I plan building sides for it also.

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I use Chassis Saver on all my frames and floors . So far it last , resist chip's and doesn't seem to fade or dull .
 

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So I finally started to do some work on this trailer, I started with the hubs and wheel bearings.
Blasted the hubs, cleaned and packed the bearings, painted the hubs, caps and lug bolts.

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Finally some color
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Here's the lipstick on my pig

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Next will be patching some holes and filling in the taillight holes. I plan on moving them to the sides.

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Not sure I would put a permeate sides on it. I have a 4x6 that has become a 4x9 and sides have been removed. Got tired off working 4 foot stuff onto it and the garden tractor would not fix without removing the wheel weights. All is fine now and can load from any side . I did add some tie downs down the sides to fasten things on with. I need to add some to the front and rear some time.
 

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I just scored these off the local auction site for $17.50.
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New 2" coupler and chains, paid less for both than what I would have paid for just a new coupler.
 

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Might have to use the truck to haul some parts over to storage to make room for working on it. Take all the out door decorations as well, then I could walk around it. :screwy:
 

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Weather has to warm up or projects will be put on hold. I have one that needs to be finished next week even if I have to heat a room to do it. The customer has been waiting for to long and I need the space freed up for other things.
 

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Weather has to warm up or projects will be put on hold. I have one that needs to be finished next week even if I have to heat a room to do it. The customer has been waiting for to long and I need the space freed up for other things.
No wonder why I don't work on it, I'm the customer! I'll have to tell at the guy doing the work.
 

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Yes amazing what one does for the other person and we just wait for a warmer day for ourselves.
 

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So I finally got some time to do some work on the trailer, I installed the new 2" coupler and safety chains.

Here is the old junk cut off
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Cleaned up the tongue and prepared for installing a couple of bushings in the tongue.

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Made 2 holes on each side and the bushings go all the way through the tongue, tacked in place and ready to burn in.

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After the bushings were welded in place, I ground them down some to fit the coupler on. I bolted it and welded the rear of it.

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2 rosette welds on top and some zero rust paint to protect it until it gets painted.
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The chains go through the V and are bolted in place.

I got this from a friend of mine, he used on the tub of a Jeep he had. About half the kit left, it should be enough for the trailer deck.

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