I started my restoration on my Superior Trailer (made in San Jose Ca) with original CA black plates yesterday. Spent about an hour to hour and a half taking it apart and then took it to a friends Powder coat and sand blasting shop because he has a larger enough blast room and he finished the blasting the next day so I picked it up and brought it back to my shop so I could check all the welds and look for any damage. Well a couple hour later it's now ready for powder coat so we will shoot it tomorrow or Monday. I already powder coated the rims white and installed new tires (as you might see in the pictures) so I think the trailer will be powder coated Cardinal RD03 red. I will keep the post updated as it comes together next week.
Sweet. You're fortunate to have friends and equipment available for the blasting and powder coat. Looks like a nice start.
Redoing trailers is on the bottom of my bucket list. for some reason,, just don't like doing the necessary evil. Each trailer I do is with a wire knob wheel on a 4" grinder after using paint stripper. The local Fastenal store is a must for all the bolts/washers/locknuts etc.
Would rather do 3 boats before 1 trailer. Keep posting some progress pictures.
Awesome! I'm in California, I need to find a friend who can do all that!! LOL! I had a neighbor come over today to repair a broken frame bracket. As I was looking around the trailer, I realize, it really needs some clean-up! Your photos are motivating me. Keep up the good work.
In response to 63 sabre. Find a powder coat shop near you and you will not believe the value you get. Average cost in So Cal for blasting primer coat and color coat is around 500.00 - 750.00 and you will not find a shop to paint it for that money. I spent about an hour on disassembly and about 3 hours on reassembly with all new bearing, seals, nut,bolts,etc.
almost finished.tomorrow I will run the wires and install the lights and as soon as the decals come back I will be finished with the trailer and the I will comtinue to try to finish my 1959 Larson Thunderhawk jr in the next couple weeks.
99.9 percent finished. I finished powder coating the winch and the rear taillights yellow and the .01 percent left to do is machine some billet wedges to correct the angle of the taillights and it will be 100% done.
I also restore BMW Isetta 300 and have many spare parts so to keep with the period of the 1950's trailer and boat I used a pair of 1957 Isetta 300 taillights.