hello--my youngest boy weld's for a living-he just loves it. me-eh!
he picked up this job sometime late last fall. evenlo-this trailer wasn't gonna fit into his GARAGE, length wise. i knew nothing about it, till i saw it at his place one weekend. i said where u fine this junker at. aw-well u see i'm rebuilding it. i said -where outside-no dad-i thought maybe since u don't go outside no more in the winter, u know-cough-we could back it in ur shop how the heck do ya tell ur kid no-when he's right i'm not going out in the cold no more if i don't really have to.
so he started working on it-tore the old marine plywood off one weekend-took note of what materials was needed.
next week-aw-wait-when it came one axle was missing-yelp-gone. had to tear old one out, take to trailer shop to make sure to get same kind.
lot's grinding welding-all kind of good stuff-waited almost 7 weeks for the axle to come in. had to rewire entire trailer.
today the floor was reinstalled-2/10's-2-2/12's-outside edge-and 2-2/6's all treated-and left with a 8 penny nail crack screwed down with 3 inch some crazy word of a screw-his buddy and him used this kind when he worked at the trucking company rebuilding trailers.
so here's a couple of badpics i remembered to snap at the last moment.
now for u snowmobiler's out their-i 'm sure u have seen such a trailer-me nope. every weld on the frame rails was badly cracked with age. it has tighten up very good, but dang, the amount of spools of wire to get it to this point-i-yi-yi.. the owner is going to haul lightweight panels on this thing. but at 30 ft-i got to thinking-if i had one like it-heck i could load jsut about every attachment i got-plus my tractor-and have room to eat my lunch too.
it's weighted gross is 10,000lbs. have no idea what it's light weight is now. supposedly it came from factory with 3/4 inch marine plywood. checked on that price--wasn't more than a couple of bucks going either way.
p.s.-it would of been done a month ago i'm sure of that. but the boy's company made him work straight thru for one month, no days off in that time period, to roll out one of them great big oil-fracking tanks. laying on their side-their over 14 ft high. too darn high for me. thats for sure.