Originally Posted by mikeg205
Crap now you got me thinking about the swing away tongue now. My trailer on my 1995 was pretty darn close to rusty like yours... cool how a little elbow grease and a can of paint can make it look.
Your brake rebuild looks awesome.
A cheap option in lieu of a swing away tongue is to build a fold down tongue. Prev owner had built it on my Prostar trailer, but it was sketchy, holes were wallowing out pretty bad.
I reinforced it with a couple pieces of angle/channel and re-drilled. Lasted many years and thousands of miles of safe towing.
If you got access to a welder this is about a $20 fold down tongue (material cost) vs the cost of a swing away.