Go Back   TeamTalk > Maintenance Tips, How-tos and Refurbishing Topics > Trailers

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-28-2013, 02:18 PM
NWMike's Avatar
NWMike NWMike is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: May 2013
Boat: 1993 Mastercraft Prostar 190, 285 hp HO, 1:1
Location: Northwest
Posts: 62
Small restoration of my 1993 MC trailer

Bought my Prostar 190 in November '12 and just brought it home out of storage. Starting today on my trailer. Even though this has been garage kept since new and is in really good shape for 20 years old, can't help but want to make it even better. On tap are new wheels and tires, LED tail lights and side marker lights. Repainting the trailer white while adding chrome metal flake in the clear on the fenders. Also going to add back up lights after switching the wiring to a 5 wire. This Fall I'd like to replace the brake actuator and brake hardware just to bring it current. Attached are the before pics.
Attached Images
   
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-28-2013, 02:39 PM
TxsRiverRat's Avatar
TxsRiverRat TxsRiverRat is offline
MC Maniac
 
Join Date: May 2011
Boat: 93 Prostar 205
Location: Southwest
Posts: 3,545
Small things make big differences...

instead of buying new wheels, i added open ended center caps ($22 for 2 closed, one open for spare @ discount tire) to the cheap wheels I have:



I also had a fulton F2 installed - $130 for the jack + $40 weld by a local welder (we did the paint work afterwards):



I also added new guide post covers ($40), LED lights ($130 for all), painted and clear coated the fenders ($450), added custom pre-cut non skid pads ($30), and even had brand new fenders backs made for it ($45)






Good luck and post pics - i love my 'new' trailer lol
__________________
What does the fox say?

Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding...

You know they all have a little string hanging out, but it's not a tampon, it's a price tag...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-28-2013, 03:49 PM
NWMike's Avatar
NWMike NWMike is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: May 2013
Boat: 1993 Mastercraft Prostar 190, 285 hp HO, 1:1
Location: Northwest
Posts: 62
Your boat and trailer look sharp. I have a new winch and was going to do the dolly as well this summer. I was hoping I wouldn't have to weld up a new mount but it sounds like there is no way around it. Just got the new guide post pads as well. Fenders are off and I've wet sanded them down with #400. Spraying in the morning.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-28-2013, 09:06 PM
mikeg205's Avatar
mikeg205 mikeg205 is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Boat: 1995 Pro Star 205 5.7 Liter
Location: Plainfield - Joliet, IL
Posts: 10,936
Send a message via Skype™ to mikeg205
Quote:
Originally Posted by TxsRiverRat View Post
Small things make big differences...

instead of buying new wheels, i added open ended center caps ($22 for 2 closed, one open for spare @ discount tire) to the cheap wheels I have:



I also had a fulton F2 installed - $130 for the jack + $40 weld by a local welder (we did the paint work afterwards):



I also added new guide post covers ($40), LED lights ($130 for all), painted and clear coated the fenders ($450), added custom pre-cut non skid pads ($30), and even had brand new fenders backs made for it ($45)






Good luck and post pics - i love my 'new' trailer lol
Like that a lot rat - are these the ones? http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMERICAN-EAG...1682%26ps%3D54
__________________
...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-28-2013, 09:07 PM
mikeg205's Avatar
mikeg205 mikeg205 is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Boat: 1995 Pro Star 205 5.7 Liter
Location: Plainfield - Joliet, IL
Posts: 10,936
Send a message via Skype™ to mikeg205
Nice work on the 93 trailer work!
__________________
...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-30-2013, 07:46 PM
NWMike's Avatar
NWMike NWMike is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: May 2013
Boat: 1993 Mastercraft Prostar 190, 285 hp HO, 1:1
Location: Northwest
Posts: 62
Well, I sprayed the color and somehow I still had some contamination on one of the fenders. I let it cure overnight and have once again sanded them down. Will try to spray them again this weekend after a few wipe downs with wax and grease remover and several fresh rags. Now focusing on sanding and removing pinstripes and decals on the trailer. It's hard not to rush the process.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-30-2013, 11:23 PM
thatsmrmastercraft's Avatar
thatsmrmastercraft thatsmrmastercraft is offline
MC Master Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Boat: 1977 Stars & Stripes
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 14,827
Really nice work.

Should you ever decide to replace the trailer wheels, I might know a guy who can help you out.
__________________
Peter

Tandem Axle Wheel & Tire Package $659
4 S5 or S5 Black 14x5.5 wheels, 4 ST205/75R14 Kenda Loadstar tires

Single Axle Wheel & Tire Package $399
2 S5 or S5 Black 14x5.5 wheels, 2 ST205/75R14 Kenda Loadstar tires
MOUNT, BALANCE & FREE SHIPPING INCLUDED IN BOTH PACKAGES



CARB REBUILDING - FAST TURN-AROUND - $100 +PARTS
LED lights, Hubs, Spare Tire Carriers, Chrome & Powder Coated Lug Nuts - Red, Blue & Black


PM or email me tiresplease@gmail.com
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-31-2013, 02:52 PM
NWMike's Avatar
NWMike NWMike is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: May 2013
Boat: 1993 Mastercraft Prostar 190, 285 hp HO, 1:1
Location: Northwest
Posts: 62
Actually, I just did but good to know. I got the Type 05 Aluminum rims. If the person you know sells on eBay, chances are I bought from them. I hope.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-31-2013, 03:05 PM
thatsmrmastercraft's Avatar
thatsmrmastercraft thatsmrmastercraft is offline
MC Master Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Boat: 1977 Stars & Stripes
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 14,827
Quote:
Originally Posted by NWMike View Post
Actually, I just did but good to know. I got the Type 05 Aluminum rims. If the person you know sells on eBay, chances are I bought from them. I hope.
I sell direct. Don't do any ebay sales.
__________________
Peter

Tandem Axle Wheel & Tire Package $659
4 S5 or S5 Black 14x5.5 wheels, 4 ST205/75R14 Kenda Loadstar tires

Single Axle Wheel & Tire Package $399
2 S5 or S5 Black 14x5.5 wheels, 2 ST205/75R14 Kenda Loadstar tires
MOUNT, BALANCE & FREE SHIPPING INCLUDED IN BOTH PACKAGES



CARB REBUILDING - FAST TURN-AROUND - $100 +PARTS
LED lights, Hubs, Spare Tire Carriers, Chrome & Powder Coated Lug Nuts - Red, Blue & Black


PM or email me tiresplease@gmail.com
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-31-2013, 04:14 PM
TxsRiverRat's Avatar
TxsRiverRat TxsRiverRat is offline
MC Maniac
 
Join Date: May 2011
Boat: 93 Prostar 205
Location: Southwest
Posts: 3,545
Quote:
Originally Posted by NWMike View Post
Well, I sprayed the color and somehow I still had some contamination on one of the fenders. I let it cure overnight and have once again sanded them down. Will try to spray them again this weekend after a few wipe downs with wax and grease remover and several fresh rags. Now focusing on sanding and removing pinstripes and decals on the trailer. It's hard not to rush the process.
Yep - my body shop guy had spray and sand my fenders 4x!
__________________
What does the fox say?

Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding...

You know they all have a little string hanging out, but it's not a tampon, it's a price tag...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:49 PM.