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Well... It finally happened. 03 Apr 2018 22:21 #83614

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lookin good, ya gotta love shiney brass or aluminum parts......glad i am not the only one, thought it was a sickness......i even shine up the cover plates for the water side plate and disconnect cover along with any bolt head i need to use a wrench on..........:doh:

dont forget this one.......

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Well... It finally happened. 03 Apr 2018 22:15 #83613

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Brass parts must be shiney. Even if you'll never see it again.



Because they go under the freshly painted horse collar.

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Well... It finally happened. 03 Apr 2018 22:12 #83612

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Trey you mentioed earlier you were going to use a rust-oleum product, they also sell a clear coat as well, matte and gloss..........thats what i been using for the cowls and pressure tanks.....seems to work just fine......
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Well... It finally happened. 03 Apr 2018 15:11 #83590

Looking great. Keep at it and sea trials will be here before ya know it.I will get back with you on the clear coat.
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Well... It finally happened. 03 Apr 2018 09:58 #83575

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lookin good Trey, your moving right along.......
ya dont worry bout the color, my first 3 are a shade or 2 or 5 off from factory..........i am still happy with them.........:shhh:

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Well... It finally happened. 03 Apr 2018 02:39 #83570

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sgower wrote: Trey,

Once you paint the whole motor with the new color do not worry about the color difference. Most people probably won't know the difference.


I was just noting the difference. Thanks! :D

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Well... It finally happened. 03 Apr 2018 01:53 #83565

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Trey,

Once you paint the whole motor with the new color do not worry about the color difference. Most people probably won't know the difference.

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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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