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gator trailer restoration 19 Feb 2018 22:53 #82265

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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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gator trailer restoration 19 Feb 2018 21:33 #82260

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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

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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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gator trailer restoration 19 Feb 2018 20:46 #82257

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Charlie, It looks like you have a nice big clean well lit work area.
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gator trailer restoration 19 Feb 2018 19:58 #82256

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lookin great Charlie, had to get my sunglasses........:shades:
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gator trailer restoration 19 Feb 2018 19:46 #82254

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Yeah i have seen those i would go with those but my hubs are stamped gator so i hate to not use them

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gator trailer restoration 19 Feb 2018 18:06 #82253

I'm planning on using these for my Gator instead of bearing buddies these hubs let you grease from the backside. Nice chrome work. Let me know if you come across any extra Gator hubcaps.

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gator trailer restoration 14 Feb 2018 21:42 #82129

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I wondered about that. They do look awesome though.
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gator trailer restoration 14 Feb 2018 21:17 #82127

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Thanks for the kind words i will get pics of them on the wheels i have another step to work out the bearing buddies are to tall to let the hubcaps snap into place i have talked to Ray about cutting a set down if any one a can make it work Ray can
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