Converting an old boat trailer- any thought
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Converting an old boat trailer- any thought
Posted by ADLSUNSU on 1/13 at 5:42 pm
Weve got this old trailer and looking at it, figured that it could be converted to carry a riding lawnmower.
I was thinking i could also put something to be able to carry kayaks on it.

Any thoughts? I was thinking a diamond grated botton and then make a ramp and sides.
Would it have to pass somethin to be streetegal?



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Posted by jimbeam on 1/13 at 5:44 pm to ADLSUNSU
carry kayaks


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Posted by Cold Pizza on 1/13 at 5:45 pm to ADLSUNSU
This has all the looks of another Nascar Pond thread.


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Posted by ADLSUNSU on 1/13 at 5:49 pm to Cold Pizza
Perhaps if I had the boat that used to be on that is now the bottom of the lake?

Its been sitting out there for like 16 years



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Posted by Spankum on 1/13 at 5:49 pm to ADLSUNSU
old boat trailers make damn good utility trailers...just rearrange it enough to show that half of it is home made and get it restamped as a new trailer...


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Posted by Alahunter on 1/13 at 5:52 pm to ADLSUNSU
You could weld two right angle pieces to the frame in front, maybe one in the open area in the center and just drill and use 2x6's for the base. Weld a couple or three tie down bars to the sides to strap things down and you're good to go.


eta-(personally, I'd extend the frame to about a foot behind the roller, keep it, and weld a bar or something in front, if you ever needed to come-a-long something up.


This post was edited on 1/13 at 5:54 pm

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Posted by ADLSUNSU on 1/13 at 5:52 pm to Spankum
Thanks

I wonder if it could be made to do both



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Posted by QuietTiger on 1/13 at 5:54 pm to ADLSUNSU
Make sure you can get the tags, then adapt as needed I would think.
As far as pieces/parts for the trailer not the fab part, check out Sturdybuiltonline.com.



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Posted by Clyde Tipton on 1/13 at 6:01 pm to Alahunter
quote:

I'd extend the frame to about a foot behind the roller, keep it, and weld a bar or something in front, if you ever needed to come-a-long something up.




With an expanded metal floor.




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Posted by Alahunter on 1/13 at 6:09 pm to Clyde Tipton
eta - got it to load. Or that. Easier to change out treated 2x6's held by carriage bolts if either is damaged though.

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Posted by Drop4Loss on 1/13 at 6:14 pm to Alahunter
Aint worth shite with those 12 inch tires


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Posted by ADLSUNSU on 1/13 at 6:27 pm to Drop4Loss
Thanks for all the advice

I guess the 12 inch tires make a big weight carrying problem eh




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Posted by Grassy1 on 1/13 at 6:59 pm to ADLSUNSU
thats a pretty nice damn trailer there


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Posted by Spankum on 1/13 at 7:33 pm to ADLSUNSU
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I guess the 12 inch tires make a big weight carrying problem eh


not really...it is not ideal, but I have carried a hell of a boat on a trailer that had 12" tires before...



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Posted by offshoretrash on 1/13 at 7:35 pm to Spankum
quote:

old boat trailers make damn good utility trailers...just rearrange it enough to show that half of it is home made and get it restamped as a new trailer...








This!

My dad has converted 2 and they both turned out great. I wish I could get my hands on a couple old ones.



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Posted by ADLSUNSU on 1/14 at 12:43 pm to offshoretrash
I guess the next question is do i use some chemical rust remover or just sand the whole thing.




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