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  1. 65 sporty

    65 sportyWell-Known Member

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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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    Can't wait to see the next update.
     
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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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        I used Line-X on my truck bed.
         
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        • 65 sporty

          65 sportyWell-Known Member

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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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            65 sportyWell-Known Member

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            My thought was removable sides.
             
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            I like the forklift friendly beds. Even the one ton is a flat bed.
             
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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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                Should be fine for that small trailer. They look almost new.
                 
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                  65 sportyWell-Known Member

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                  They are new
                   
                • LocuMob

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                  They're not on yet?o_O
                   
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                    65 sportyWell-Known Member

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                    Slow weekend:D
                     
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                    I might get my Dart running before this project is finished, there's hope yet!

                    Now, get the '72 and the Dart running... :hungry:
                     
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                      65 sportyWell-Known Member

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                      I did say it was a winter project, I just didn't say which winter.:D
                       
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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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