I am starting the restoration of a small Tee Nee trailer and have a few questions.
A piece of wire rope is attached to the center of the axle. What is the purpose of this? Where does the other end attach?
Where can I obtain a tail light? I thought I had one but the mounting studs have the wrong spacing.
An electrical wire runs down the center beam and is stuck in place. Any idea what this could be fastened to or stuck to?
The wheels are white. They show no sign of yellow and appear to be the correct wheels. Comments?
The rear rollers are mounted on studs. One stud has a loop that the roller shaft fits in the other has a fork that he roller shaft fits in. The fork is positioned between two rollers. How do I get the shaft off the fork?
the cable had a loop that fit over your hitch ball....it held the trailer in place so you could unhook the trailer and tilt it or move it side to side....a lot of boat ramps weren't much in the 50's and a lot of people just launched from shore...john
The The cable you reference that goes under the tongue. T Nee called that the Tie Tilt Cable. Oops Bill got this!
As far as I know all Tee NEE rims were white from the factory. ( I checked all my books from 1956 to 1964)
The roller you want to remove has as you said one adjustment bolt with a loop on top and one with a fork. The one with a fork is a very tight friction fit. To remove the roller place a one foot piece of wood under the roller (forked end) and smack upward with a BIG hammer. It will pop out. Or remove the roller with the forked bolt in place. Then put two nuts back on the bolt (nuts are to save the threads) and tighten it up in the vice and still use the wood but give it a smack! Or you can usr a dead blow hammer.
The tight wiring may be. Did the trailer fenders have Flight light extensions on top. If so there is a hole on the bottom of the main beam just behind the axel that the wiring comes out to electrify the lights on the fenders. Or check on the very back end of the tongue by the roller and see if the wire is pinched there.
Oh Bill ole buddy ole pal! I would love to find some of the early 50's T Nee's brochures if you have any duplicate years. I have two 58 and two 59's to trade but nothing from 1956 down. I watch the bay all the time but the old ones seldom show up.
Thank you for the information. Now I know how long to make the cable.(got the original cable wrapped up in the lawn mower)
I have another question. I have disassembled the trailer. It looks like the trailer pieces were painted prior to assembly so the fasteners should be unpainted. Is this correct?