I have known about this section of Jeep forum but never ventured here much. I have been wanting a trailer for some time but just couldn't see coughing up the money for one! But 2 weeks ago while driving to work I saw one go up for sale for 75.00 but it was rough to say the least. After a few days the price dropped on it to $50.00. So I went on Saturday morning last week to look at it, and it's still there in all it's rough glory and for only 50 bucks so I snatched it up. of course the ball was smaller than the one I had so I had to go to tractor supply to get a smaller ball to tow it home and the trailer lights were broken, Which meant I had to take all back roads home! So any way this is what it looked like!
I believe it was a old pop-up camper but since I know so little I am olny guessing. This is my first trailer project so bear with me If I say the wrong thing!
The inside of it was not impressive and after getting it home I actually thought what did I get my self into!
Even the trailer tongue was wore out and not looking like it could hold up to much more use.
Anyway you get the idea so I got to work first I removed all the wood, metal, wiring, and other junk from the frame.
yes very rusty but its surface rust and overall the frame was surprisingly still good and strong.
Replaced the tongue right out the gate old one was welded on so I had to cut it off with a hack saw and chisel but I got it off and I installed a new one. Just have to have it welded in place bolts will work for now!
I wire wheeled all the rails and sanded them but I didn't get pictures! Added one more steel beam but no install photos!
Spend a few hours today giving it a fresh coat of paint its a temporary fix since I plan on giving it a coat of Monstaliner.
Also gave the Rims a much needed makeover.
One thing I cant seam to find is the hubs for this trailer the shaft is 1 inch diameter but the hubs look nothing like anything I see online you guys know what these are or where I can either find replacements or new bearings.
My next step is the floor I plan on using 5/4 treated deck boards in a 6" width.I will start that project in the morning! I will update as that unfolds! Also have to add all new trailer lights and new safety chain!
If you have tips, tricks, suggestions compliments or complaints lets hear them!