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gator trailer restoration 21 Feb 2018 06:29 #82315

Looking great Charlie and as long as you don't try to pull it to Canada you don't need the Bearing Buddies anyway!

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gator trailer restoration 21 Feb 2018 03:27 #82302

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Go with what you feel comfortable with..

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gator trailer restoration 19 Feb 2018 23:09 #82269

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unclbuz wrote: Neil, you must have some Lamarr in your family tree.


lmao.......just dont axe me to do shake spear

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i know we talked, have a look for them seal kits bearing buddy sells......i put a set on last spring, they worked awesome.........12hr run one way to the land of fun..........no issues....and they are cheaper than them bearing buddies.........cheers bud

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gator trailer restoration 19 Feb 2018 23:03 #82267

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Neil, you must have some Lamarr in your family tree.

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gator trailer restoration 19 Feb 2018 22:58 #82266

Yeah i got a new set to have Ray cut them down but after looking at them close there is no way they can be made to fit under the cap so i had to use the dust caps it's all good I can clean and repack the bearings in the fall every year
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i do agree with Don, but i also understand what your lookin for......if you and Ray can come up with a perfect fit to bring new too old, go atter........now my reason to agree with Don, old school ment ya actually pulled your hubs, inspected, repacked, reinstalled and knew in the back of your mind all is good......spring and fall......i know this has nothing to do with you Charlie, cause i know you keep up with your maintnance, but for a few, just pumping in a bit a grease everytime out, must mean all is good to go.......these are the trailers we see on the side of the highway..........just my thoughts, i prefer to know what condition i am in before i head out........preventavive maintainance goes along way

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gator trailer restoration 19 Feb 2018 21:38 #82261

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Bearing Buddies are neither original equipment not period correct. If you insist on originality, you may have to ditch the Bearing Buddies for caps and do period correct hub maintenance.
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I live in a subdivision, wish I had room for another building... Nice setup...
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gator trailer restoration 19 Feb 2018 21:00 #82259

Yeah the building is 40 x 24 with the car port it's 80 x 24 it's bigger than my house
And the clean part not so much

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