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Post  Wombat on Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:39 am

While we were in Covid 19 lock down a few weeks ago, I decided to start a project that has been bugging me for ages. And that was to restore my 30+ year old 6' X 4' trailer. Well I finally finished it today. The new looking trailer even has its own garage that I built a few weeks ago as well.
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Post  Wombat on Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:41 am

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Post  deutran on Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:45 pm

Good as new,nice job Bill
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Post  moredeep on Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:43 pm

Great job Bill,Love the little house you made for it Very Happy
You'll be to scared to use it now Laughing



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Post  Wombat on Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:04 am

moredeep wrote:Great job Bill,Love the little house you made for it Very Happy
You'll be to scared to use it now Laughing



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I'll probably start crying as soon as I start throwing dirt into it. Sad But at the end of the day that is what a trailer is designed for. I think the first haul will be sand that I need for a base of a 15,000 Lt. water tank.
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Post  Axtyr on Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:17 am

Very nice Wombat. Looks a treat.

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Post  Nightjar on Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:37 am

Great job Wombat, years of use ahead..





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Post  Imadogman on Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:04 pm

Hey Bill -- Noce job!! And I love the hobbit house as well! So what did you do with it? I've got an old one and wondered about the cost/benefit analysis against buying a new one. cheers.
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Post  Wombat on Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:11 pm

Imadogman wrote:Hey Bill -- Noce job!!  And I love the hobbit house as well!  So what did you do with it?  I've got an old one and wondered about the cost/benefit analysis against buying a new one.  cheers.

Hi mate. I first stripped of the wheels, axle and springs. Then removed the jockey wheel and took the tyers of the rims. I then took the whole lot down to Ballarat and got it sandblasted. That cost $150 including an undercoat primer. I then sprayed the whole body of the trailer top & bottom. Including the springs, axle, rims and jockey wheel. Replaced all the wheel bearing, spring bushes, wiring & lights. All up it cost between $450 to $500.
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Post  Mike54 on Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:40 pm

Came up like a new bought one Bill. T06 Good way to pass some time that’s for sure. T25


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Post  fwdoz on Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:01 pm

You should build them. Looks better than some new trailers out there...
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