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Old 05-13-2020, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by 1Zoom View Post
They look fantastic, did he do the machine work in house?

I made the winch post, I am replacing the axles with 7000#, hubs with replaceable disk hats, springs, tires, wheels, electric over hyd. master and will bridge the upper rail on the trailer with a 3 inch rail. I am basically building a new trailer. I was just going to buy a new one, but with what I wanted the cost was crazy. I could build what I wanted for about a third of the cost. Having the equipment and resources helps.
I kicked around building a complete new one in aluminum, but with summer coming quick I need to get it done. Like others have found most motorsport hobbies have the domino effect, one project leads to another. My problem is I get them done and sell them, this one I will keep.
The vents were done by a buddy of his.

Dig the slanted winch posts. I need to get mine done. I had one made for our Top Gun trailer as well. It seems most of the bolted I beam aluminum trailers come with the vertical posts instead of slanted and it makes it a PITA to load.
Sounds like your trailer is going to be really nice. Will you sand blast it and re-paint? or? When I did my steel trailer for our Baja I had it sand blasted and then primered with the paint they use on oil rigs. Then painted custom color over the top of that. Super good sealer and anti corrosive paint. Might be worth looking into.

Anyway, sorry to hijack your thread. Keep the pics coming of the project. Looking good so far!!
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Old 05-13-2020, 11:59 AM
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Yes, I will have it sandblasted and then I will repaint it. What was the name of the coatings you used? I have been looking into industrial coats by PPG and Axalta. Years ago Imron was the way to go, today they have taken all the lead and other good rust preventative products out of the coatings.
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Old 05-13-2020, 12:50 PM
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Yes, I will have it sandblasted and then I will repaint it. What was the name of the coatings you used? I have been looking into industrial coats by PPG and Axalta. Years ago Imron was the way to go, today they have taken all the lead and other good rust preventative products out of the coatings.
It was a long time ago but I'll try to get a name for you. Have a buddy that works on the rigs who can probably find out.
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Old 08-07-2020, 10:40 PM
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Finally got the EOH brakes done, new axles, tires, wheels, springs, made new bunk mounts and painted. I put on about 1100 miles and love the brakes, worth every penny.
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