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Trailer rebuild/repair thread

Discussion in 'Trailers' started by RZucker, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. RZucker

    RZucker Senior Member

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    Made some progress on the current project. Got the boxes built and mounted up. 20190218_105135.jpg 20190218_142822.jpg
     
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    I love it !

    Excellent work RZ .:cool:
     
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    Thanks td, but this is just "Get 'er done" not artwork. Got a couple things a bit out of square (not that it can be seen) and a run in the paint. :D This trailer will be back in late May or June for a real rebuild with a blast and paint all over. I'll be cutting off unused strap hooks and other junk first. Oh, for Miller... this is an early 70's Utility too.
     
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    Also moved the side marker/turn signal up the side rail and boxing in the rear side to seal them up. Made a plasma cutter jig that makes it easy peasy. Have several cutting jigs for different light holes. 20190215_075434.jpg
     
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    @RZucker do you have a pic of your jig for light holes? They look very well done.
     
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    Oops i didnt realize that was the jig. :(
     
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    No problem, I make them myself. My plasma cutter has a drag tip with a 3/16" center. I use 3/16" plate and make the hole in the jig 3/16" bigger than the hole I'm cutting. The oval jig above I use a self drilling/tapping screw to hold it in place while I cut, a quick zap with the wirefeed hides the screw hole. If I have a clamp that will reach I don't need the screw.
     
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  8. RZucker

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    Another one from last year. Obsolete suspension that need new equalizers. Had to have a new channel formed from 1/2" steel to mount it all up. 20181107_134621.jpg
     
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    Not exactly a trailer, but this is next weeks welding project. Some buildups, crack repairs and other miscellaneous work. Plus it has two friends that will be in soon, too. 20190227_124238.jpg
     
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    baler of some sort ?
     
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    Yep. New Holland 340. 3x4 x8 foot bales. They get a lot of abrasion wear inside.
     
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    judging from the shiny rollers it has`nt been sitting idle
     
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    It was last used in September of last year. the owner keeps them stored inside.
     
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    Hi RZucker! It’s my first time on this thread. That hay pup looks familiar, is that Busby?
     
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    Equipment under roof is money in the bank .
     
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    No, I built the entire trailer from scratch on a set of 1944 Utility frame rails, added 4 feet of I beam to make it a 24 foot pup. Busby did bend the rear sill for me though. I guess I have seen enough of their stuff to have an influence. Mike and his guys do a great job making custom parts for me.
     
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    My first super chassis was Busby! That’s why that tall and skinny I beam looking rear sill reminded me of them.
     
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    If I ever get down by their shed, I'll get a pic. It's a huge Quonset type tarp building 300 plus feet long and 75 feet or so wide.
     
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    There's a lot of their can chassis around here, but I think they are only building the "Bomb Carts" now, those are the Container chassis for the docks that don't need to be licensed. Dang heavy trailers that can handle overloads and abuse you wouldn't believe.
     
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    Not a trailer, but close. Big box scraper had a wheel break off. Beast is 19 feet wide. 20190304_131447.jpg 20190304_140443.jpg 20190304_140809.jpg