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Well... It finally happened. 03 Apr 2018 01:38 #83562

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Oh, and I got the "horse collar" ready to be painted. working on the leg.

You can see the difference between the original color and the new color.

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Well... It finally happened. 03 Apr 2018 01:34 #83561

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Fixed the springs this evening. Found a video on YouTube that explained it, and was able to remove the axle centering bolts and swap them around to be springs over axles. Heading out to Northern Tool tomorrow to get the final parts. The hubs. If I can remember which ones I need to get.

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Well... It finally happened. 31 Mar 2018 20:15 #83506

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Got the trailer welded today. It's all one piece and shall never tilt again.

Encouraged by the progress on the trailer, I went to go put the new springs on the trailer only to find that the bolts (which fit the springs) didn't fit the hangers... Had to go buy a $20 drill bit to enbiggen them.

I then found out that the build process for springs has changed in the 30-40 years since this trailer was built. The bolt that holds the leafs together comes down from the top now instead of up from the bottom... my axle is designed for the old style (axle below the springs) whereas these new springs are designed for axle over the srpings. If I put my axle over the springs, the U channel will fill with water and can't drain.

Are there axle under spring, springs still available?

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Well... It finally happened. 31 Mar 2018 02:00 #83498

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I'll be happy with it because I did it. :D
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Well... It finally happened. 30 Mar 2018 23:34 #83493

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if your not happy with the color, its just a rescratch and use the same product.....as far as painting the leg, next will be the cowl.........it never ends..........till your happy..........cheers bud

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Well... It finally happened. 30 Mar 2018 23:04 #83492

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Grey came out bluer than I wanted, but it'll be one color. Of course, I realized that with color on the foot, the leg now needs attention. Time to start tearing that down now...

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Well... It finally happened. 30 Mar 2018 17:40 #83486

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Scott, What clear coat did you use?

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Well... It finally happened. 27 Mar 2018 12:57 #83400

That's what I used Trey and it turned out great. Make sure you have a good coverage with the clear coat if subjected to fuel the paint will start to peel. Looking good!!!
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Well... It finally happened. 26 Mar 2018 21:49 #83355

Is it warming up your way Jabe?
Sounds like you are skating on thin ice?????
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Well... It finally happened. 26 Mar 2018 21:45 #83353

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most stores carry them, i had to start buying them when the missus found all hers from under the sink had gone missing.......:what:

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