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Ol' Rusty Hauler (13th May 09 at 4:02pm UTC)
I picked up this trailer for $700 it was usable but ugly as hell, had a couple things wrong with it a cracked weld or two since the guy that built it wasnt the best welder but all in all it did work.....

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gotta love the old auto parts store billboards!!!

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So if I was building a patina rat rod I may have left it alone but.....Im not so plan was to cut a few nasty looking things off like the wheel wells the lame ramps that stood up (I'll take a pics later you may enjoy the oakey engineering on em' for a laugh) fix a few welds re wire it and change the decking in the center but like all other projects once you start into it you start shaking your head at it and tear it all down and I ended up with a couple of bent frame rails and a lot of grinding to be had

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Re: Ol' Rusty Hauler (13th May 09 at 4:05pm UTC)
"You might be a redneck if....."
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Re: Ol' Rusty Hauler (13th May 09 at 4:13pm UTC)
heres is a pic of the guys work he narrowed the thing 4 inches why I dont know but hey

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My plan was to widen it 6 inches now that it is this far apart and make it 82 inches wide so my tires will be about right on the edge instead of hanging over a tad bit, It is also recieving a serious diet loosing a shit ton of uneeded crossmembers like those almost 16 foot long shelving steel things that were barely tacked in riding between the two layers of angle iron, Im using 3/16" 2" in angle and 3" channel for the new crossmembers

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Re: Ol' Rusty Hauler (13th May 09 at 4:15pm UTC)
Posted By yeagley on 13th May 09 at 9:05am
 
"You might be a redneck if....."


ok ok maybe but have you seen your side yard come on....lol :fake: you got one of these too buddy just need to get it done

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Re: Ol' Rusty Hauler (13th May 09 at 4:25pm UTC)
Im doing this cuz Im a broke ass and at the moment so I dont have the money for a newbie....The entire thing including the cost of the trailer will be just under $1100 not to bad considering what I have seen out there for used ones at $1500 plus, it definatly would have been nice to start with new metal as these old frame rails were tweaked pretty good but again oh well, they are definatly a lot more straight now than they were here are pics of the progress

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New Hitch!

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I built and new tongue and notched it into the deck 2 inches since Im lowering it 2 inches and it did ride level loaded before

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Thats all off to buy more wire for the welder and a few more peices of metal today to build the tracks for the ramps etc etc

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Re: Ol' Rusty Hauler (13th May 09 at 4:30pm UTC)
dont mind the dent in my new truck the damn storage bin door at work on my last couple of days there caught wind and blew into my truck but there paying for it, its going in the body shop next monday

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Re: Ol' Rusty Hauler (13th May 09 at 4:47pm UTC)
Dude, that will never work, its upside down :fake:
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Re: Ol' Rusty Hauler (13th May 09 at 9:23pm UTC)
So what are you reusing off the old $700 trailer? The VIN tag?

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Re: Ol' Rusty Hauler (14th May 09 at 6:15am UTC)
2 5200 lb Axles, Springs, 60ft of 5 in channel, at first it was to change a few crossmembers and the deck and it turned into a complete overhaul but hey it happens, I guess I got the VIN and plate out of it too!!! not like it matters but.....next time if there is one will be all new metal and axles for only about 500 more and probably less time but again it happens

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Re: Ol' Rusty Hauler (14th May 09 at 6:23am UTC)
you are a very determined man! :thumbsup:

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Re: Ol' Rusty Hauler (14th May 09 at 6:39am UTC)
If I was only as determined on the stupid chevy in the garage it might be done and sold already and out of my life Smiley and the rig feels crammed in there anyway needs more room

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Re: Ol' Rusty Hauler (14th May 09 at 3:00pm UTC)
So take your ADD pills and finish something
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Re: Ol' Rusty Hauler (21st May 09 at 3:16am UTC)
got some work done on it here are some pics.....

finished the tounge

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drilled new holes and cut the mounts down

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and flipped it back upright

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Hopefully I'll get the axles done this weekend its my week with my son so I don't get a chance to do much in the driveway until next week, can't wait until I can get him out there to work on things instead of just beating on them with a wrench....lol

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Re: Ol' Rusty Hauler (26th May 09 at 7:36pm UTC)
good thing you have that lock on it.

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Re: Ol' Rusty Hauler (27th May 09 at 7:00am UTC)
 
good thing you have that lock on it.


lol hey times are tough you never know...yeah thanks ass its not even on there now I was seeing which one would fit the old one was funky and wouldnt fit any of the different size locks I had..... :flipoff:

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