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    This was all from spring of 2017. Bought a trailer and it was a little rustier than I had anticipated. 17 years of New England salt was not nice to it. But it had new lights and good deck and "good bones" But it was a good deal, so I got it. Its a 2000 Supra 16'



    Hangers were a little thin. I was originally told it the trailer just needed paint and two tires...



    New vs old



    Ubolts...gross



    New Parts



    All 4 leafs packs had the bottom spring broken. Didnt expect that either, the rear two had both bottom leaves cracked.


    Last edited by rattlewagon; 06-04-2020, 08:00 AM.

    #2
    Old suspension out. Axles were rusty, but saveable. Brakes were ok, and the wheel bearings got some fresh grease.









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      #3
      Then sand and paint.





      Used the rusty metal primer that goes with this too (thats the red) .







      Fresh paint...







      PVC pipe to keep the ramps in place.



      After buying the trailer, parts, and paint I was about 1500 into it at this point.



      Last edited by rattlewagon; 06-04-2020, 08:34 AM.

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        #4
        Also added the tie downs.



        I used it for 2 years, then spring of 19, the axles needed to be replaced due to rust. My wife said " Just sell it and get a new one" I threw it by the side of the road with a high price to " See if anyone wanted it" and some one bought it within 4 hours. So its now gone, but was a fun project.

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          #5
          Nice work, I did a refresh/axle upgrade on mine a few years back. I swapped out the leaf spring units that kept wearing out shackles, bolts, etc... for a set of torsion springs.
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            #6
            Originally posted by W_A_Watson_II View Post
            Nice work, I did a refresh/axle upgrade on mine a few years back. I swapped out the leaf spring units that kept wearing out shackles, bolts, etc... for a set of torsion springs.
            Tilting deck?

            Can you show the hinge mechanism and the lift mechanism (if any)
            Last edited by Muckin_Slusher; 06-05-2020, 05:05 AM.


            "If she'll wink, she'll fuck"

            GO MINING

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              #7
              Originally posted by rattlewagon View Post
              This was all from spring of 2017. Bought a trailer and it was a little rustier than I had anticipated. 17 years of New England salt was not nice to it. But it had new lights and good deck and "good bones" But it was a good deal, so I got it. Its a 2000 Supra 16'
              Nice job, but....you live in galvanized country, not paint country.

              Galvanizing is shockingly cheap BTW. There's a galv plant being built a couple hours from me and I am looking forward to giving them some business.


              "If she'll wink, she'll fuck"

              GO MINING

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                #8
                Originally posted by Muckin_Slusher View Post

                Galvanizing is shockingly cheap BTW. There's a galv plant being built a couple hours from me and I am looking forward to giving them some business.
                The catch is that it's not field repairable cheaply (yes they have cold galv in a can but it's $$$ and not as good as hot dip) so don't do it to anything you think you're going to majorly re-work. Whenever I get around to building a custom frame for my Ranger it is getting galvanized so I don't have to worry about it rusting for at least 40yr.

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                  #9
                  http://www.morryde.com/products/70-h...le-upgrade-kit

                  Generic picture but this is some good shit.

                  Shackles are .5 thick and all the bolts are grease-able.

                  Bronze bushings to replace the plastic.

                  One of the better investments on the trailer.

                  Nice job bringing yours back to life. Didn’t see but did you replace the springs ? Might be a good idea. Learned the hard way 600 miles from home.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by jsawduste View Post

                    Nice job bringing yours back to life. Didn’t see but did you replace the springs ? Might be a good idea. Learned the hard way 600 miles from home.
                    Yes springs were replaced for sure!

                    Originally posted by Muckin_Slusher View Post

                    Nice job, but....you live in galvanized country, not paint country.
                    I agree. but unfortunatly Ive had a paint budget, not a galvanized budget. haha. And the closest place is over 3 hours one way..

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Muckin_Slusher View Post

                      Tilting deck?

                      Can you show the hinge mechanism and the lift mechanism (if any)
                      In the 4th (next to last) photo just to the right of the left axle, you will see a partial circle opening in the frame and a small hole in the angle I added. That is the hinge point, basically a large pipe/tube hinge. The lift is gravity, the hinge point is forward of center of the tilt section.

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