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ADLSUNSU
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Converting an old boat trailer- any thought

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?



jimbeam
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re: Converting an old boat trailer- any thought
carry kayaks


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Cold Pizza
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re: Converting an old boat trailer- any thought
This has all the looks of another Nascar Pond thread.


ADLSUNSU
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re: Converting an old boat trailer- any thought
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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Spankum
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re: Converting an old boat trailer- any thought
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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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


ADLSUNSU
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re: Converting an old boat trailer- any thought
Thanks

I wonder if it could be made to do both


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QuietTiger
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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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Clyde Tipton
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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.

Image: http://www.aluminum-expanded-metal.com/expanded-metal-image/aluminum-expanded-metal2.jpg


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


Drop4Loss
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re: Converting an old boat trailer- any thought
Aint worth shite with those 12 inch tires


ADLSUNSU
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re: Converting an old boat trailer- any thought
Thanks for all the advice

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



Grassy1
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thats a pretty nice damn trailer there


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Spankum
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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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offshoretrash
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re: Converting an old boat trailer- any thought
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.


ADLSUNSU
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re: Converting an old boat trailer- any thought
I guess the next question is do i use some chemical rust remover or just sand the whole thing.



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