Anyone ever restore an old trailer?

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  1. TimmysMom

    TimmysMom Senior Member

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    I bought a 1973 Hale two-horse trailer because my cheap-*** boss wouldn't sell me the extra one he never uses, and I want to be able to take Timmy off this rocky place and ride him. Plus, I'd like to expose him to the roping and rodeo events in the area.

    Anyway, it has a lot of rust, is missing the interior pads, but other than that, it's is good condition.

    Since I have restored cars in the past, I'm sort of looking forward to the work and turning something marginal into something very cool.

    Anyone else ever done it - themselves? What did you do and how did it turn out?

    Love to know!
     






  2. FutureVetGirl

    FutureVetGirl Senior Member+

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    I think that there was a thread about this a while ago... there were some pretty nice trailers in it! :D
     
  3. Jim_in_PA

    Jim_in_PA Senior Moderator

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    Likely a very doable and enjoyable project. One thing to be very sure about is any rust that is structurally affecting. Be sure that that is repaired well for the safety of your horse(s) and yourself.
     
  4. Trace

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    I have done it - and Lacy has too. :)
     
  5. TimmysMom

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    Any idea what the title was? I'd love to see it!
     
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    Stacy and I restored an old '68 Miley two horse about 15 years ago. We had to replace the floor boards, all of the hinges and remove alot of rust , but it was a fun project and it came out really well! Good luck with your project.
     
  7. TimmysMom

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    How was it? how long did it take you - any before-and-afters??:D
     
  8. TimmysMom

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    I think so, too. I have a lot of experience and know that the prep is the key and longest part of the project, but it assures you a beautiful end result! In fact, I cannot wait to start firing up my grinder this morning!!!!

    I am usuing a "rust conmverter" for the rust spots - it converts the rust into a non-permeable metal. It's awesome - has a 10 years guarantee and used it before with outstanding results.
     
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    How long did it take you? Any before-and-afters?
     
  10. TimmysMom

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    Gosh, can you find this thread?? I'd love to read it.
    Yesterday, I ripped into it with my grinder and found enough rust to sink a ship! But it's cool - I'm an old Hot Rodder and have done a lot of this kind of work!
     






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