PDA

View Full Version : Trailer picts 56K warning


whitedog
12-04-2005, 03:05 AM
Here are the picts of the rehab of my 1988 SMP trailer.
Trailer was stripped to the frame, sand blasted, primed and painted with DuPont Centauri color matched to the boat. I added a folding hitch, prop guard, bow stop, 1" blocks over the axels, diamond plate, new lights, and new carpet. Future upgrades in the works are a new upgraded coupler and brake actuator, and 14" wheels to replace the 13". :) Cost for everything except the tires come in at less than $400.00.:D

Here is the completed trailer.

whitedog
12-04-2005, 03:06 AM
Before repainting

erkoehler
12-04-2005, 03:07 AM
Looks good!

whitedog
12-04-2005, 03:07 AM
New hitch //

whitedog
12-04-2005, 03:08 AM
Folded hitch, bow stop and 1/4" diamond plate

whitedog
12-04-2005, 03:10 AM
hitch another view brake lines not attached, need to add wire loom

whitedog
12-04-2005, 03:13 AM
folded hitch view

whitedog
12-04-2005, 03:16 AM
prop guard install

whitedog
12-04-2005, 03:17 AM
poorly light finished prop guard

whitedog
12-04-2005, 03:18 AM
Trailer view #2

whitedog
12-04-2005, 03:19 AM
from the rear quarter

The broken window in the topper is from my wife's lead foot and a lawn mower inceident.

whitedog
12-04-2005, 03:22 AM
Side view

whitedog
12-04-2005, 03:23 AM
Last one

I will post better daylight pictures when the weather is fit to take them. :(

pilot02
12-04-2005, 09:26 AM
Looks good.
What is the total length now with the fold-a-way tongue? I've got the same setup and have redone my trailer but am going to go back and replace the fenders which got a little beat up through blown tire incidents (gotta slow down). Also, I like the diamond plate, but as an FYI for anyone else, I was able to get ALL 6 of the replacement anti-slip decals for the trailer from MC.

Leroy
12-04-2005, 10:45 AM
You can't stop with just that remark!

Trailer looks great, nice color also! I don't trailer much, but am starting to get enough chips to start thinking about a repaint. Did you use some sandless primer?

from the rear quarter

The broken window in the topper is from my wife's lead foot and a lawn mower inceident.

stevo137
12-04-2005, 11:40 AM
Great job! I had that same SMP with dualies with my 88' Tristar and that trailer tracked very well. I just looked at your gallery pics and the blue works very well compared to the white. Great job on the prop guard as well.
How long did it take you to complete?

baedriver
12-04-2005, 11:50 AM
Excellent job on the refurb looks great!

whitedog
12-04-2005, 12:42 PM
Leroy - I sandblased then used 3 coats of a self etching primer. Did need to do some light sanding between coats.

02 - Total length with hitch folded is 20' 4" I now can close my garage door and walk in front of the trailer.:D

Stevo137 - Total working time was about a week. most spent on waiting for paint to dry and recarpeting the bunks. Although cutting and polishing the alluminum diamond plate took a while. :) The boat was on stands in my front yard for 5 weeks while I completed the job. Kids and work got in the way.

whitedog
12-04-2005, 12:54 PM
The broken window in the topper is from my wife's lead foot and a lawn mower inceident

Last summer I picked up a push mower at my dad's house to bring home as he did not need it. Before I we left to go home my wife decides to go to the mall. :noface: She gets two blocks from my parents house stops at a stop sign and then decides she really needs to hurry. She left rubber at the intersection as well as the back window to my topper and the lawn mower. :cry: It hit the tailgate hard enough to pop it open and send the mower out the back. Needless to say I was not very pleased.:rant:

PendO
12-04-2005, 12:55 PM
That looks really good! Added a lot of value with all that hard work, bet it feels rewarding!

Cloaked
12-05-2005, 03:36 PM
A good looking job there whitedog... I wish I had the patience to work on my trailer....

east tx skier
12-05-2005, 03:38 PM
Nice job. The best part about trailer jobs is when they're over, eh!

whitedog
12-05-2005, 10:11 PM
Thanks for the compiments guys. Just have minor details left: new decals, brakes, and swaping out rims and tires. Temp was -8 this AM and is -3 now. Do not think I will need the boat this week.:(

jimmer2880
12-05-2005, 10:45 PM
Thanks for the compiments guys. Just have minor details left: new decals, brakes, and swaping out rims and tires. Temp was -8 this AM and is -3 now. Do not think I will need the boat this week.:(

You wouldn't be looking at parting with your old rims/tires, would you?

whitedog
12-05-2005, 11:04 PM
You wouldn't be looking at parting with your old rims/tires, would you?

They are 13" chrome steel with a little rust but should clean up nicely. are . PM me if you are still intrested.

jimmer2880
12-05-2005, 11:08 PM
They are 13" chrome steel with a little rust but should clean up nicely. are . PM me if you are still intrested.

Dang... Sorry - I assumed they were 14's. Sorry - they won't work.

I have a utility trailer I built a couple years ago that really needs some new'er wheels. But - the axle is rated for 5k lbs - so That leaves me with 14 or 15 inch weels for capacity reasons.

Ohh well. Thanks anyway.

whitedog
12-05-2005, 11:12 PM
Jimmer 14s or 15s off a Ford ranger 4x4 or similar ford product except the explorer ora front wheel drive should work. If I remember corectly some dodges from the '80s have the right bolt pattern also.

jimmer2880
12-05-2005, 11:34 PM
Jimmer 14s or 15s off a Ford ranger 4x4 or similar ford product except the explorer ora front wheel drive should work. If I remember corectly some dodges from the '80s have the right bolt pattern also.

Sweet! - thanks for the info.

I was actually starting to thing of going that route since it's not a tandem (don't need to worry about the tire rolling sideways on sharp turns).

Thanks!

whitedog
12-05-2005, 11:40 PM
My 14' aluminum rims are off an 89 Ranger 4x4. Found them at a salvage yard.
$50.00 for the set after a little wrangling.:D

Leroy
12-06-2005, 01:41 AM
I painted several cars in my teens involving lots of bondo, sand blasting, primer, and really loved doing that. Was proud as people could not tell my RX3 from factory paint! Am looking at getting quality compressor in the garage for such playing around!

Leroy - I sandblased then used 3 coats of a self etching primer. Did need to do some light sanding between coats.

whitedog
01-01-2006, 07:27 PM
Got to play with my daughters xmas gift, Canon A 520, had the boat out to clean the garage so I took some new picts.

whitedog
01-01-2006, 07:29 PM
Back ******

whitedog
01-01-2006, 07:31 PM
Folding hitch closed

whitedog
01-01-2006, 07:33 PM
hitch top view

whitedog
01-01-2006, 07:38 PM
hitch open

whitedog
01-01-2006, 07:40 PM
prop guard detail

Cloaked
01-01-2006, 09:08 PM
Most Excellent whitedAwg... :clap: :clap: :clap: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Very nice indeed....

87 TriStar 190
01-06-2006, 12:54 AM
Nice results. I am redoing the SMP trailer on my 87 TriStar. So far I have added a Boat Buddy, finally got rid of "the bar". Sanded and primed all the stone chips. I have a bolt on prop guard that has been removed, straightened and primed. Removed the SMP decals. In the process of replacing all the carpeted pieces with the diamond plate. I am waiting for the weather to warm up a little to get back to it. I don't need the swing hitch; my garage is 46 feet deep. I built the house to leave the boat connected. It will be nice to complete the job in the spring. Just need to get it completed before dry suit ski season starts. I would like to find some black MC decals for the trailer to replace the SMP ones on the front. Anyone have suggestions?

erkoehler
01-06-2006, 12:58 AM
Jim@Baws can probably order some or might even have some in stock. Otherwise, you should check the proshop.

jrcarte78
01-11-2006, 06:04 PM
Where were you able to find the 6 anti-slip decals for the trailer. Mine need some work(replacement).