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A few pics 8 years 1 month ago #15526

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I may put this off a bit. There's a chance I might sign up for an auto body repair course later this month, and this trailer would be my project.

Anyways, here's a couple pics of the bow roller holder brackets. they were bent and are straighter now. Also one of the i.d. tag.

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Fenders off 7 years 7 months ago #28489

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I'm back at it.

Took the fenders of tonight and started on the shocks. Only broke one bolt.

I have a bit of repair work to do...



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Manufacturer's label 7 years 7 months ago #28839

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Finally got the entire trailer in pieces. Now the fun begins.

Found this label on the tongue. I doubt the trailer weighs more than 500#s, so this means it could haul a good sized boat again someday.

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Holsclaw Shocks 7 years 7 months ago #29718

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Have you tried finding any shocks yet Frank? I'm trying to get my Holsclaw roadworthy to make the road trip to pick up a project. The shocks are completely shot, started looking today. Looks like 1/2" mounting bolt eyelets on both ends, 9" compressed and 12" extended, center to center. The only thing I can find that is even close is a set of "coil-overs" thru Northern Tool, and they have to be ordered from their warehouse;
www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_22932_22932&issearch=13840

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Re:Holsclaw D1475 rebuild 7 years 7 months ago #29750

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If it's like my D1475 they are 5/8 bolts Mark. These are the NAPA part #s I have come up with: shocks are 555002 (compressed 8.625, extended 12.75), and the bolt kits are 650-1100 (5/8 bolt). I haven't actually bought and checked these out yet, but I think they're the right part #s.

Please let me know how you make out. Good luck!

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Thanks for the numbers Frank, I'll check with my local store today. ;) (I figured you would know if anybody did!)

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My mistake Mark, the oem ones are 1/2" and so are those #s I gave you. NOT 5/8.

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Re:Holsclaw D1475 rebuild 7 years 7 months ago #29756

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Would a set of VW bug shocks fit? they sound about the same size just a thaught... I dont have anything to go by at work but sound similar.

www.mamotorworkstv.com/vw/product/rear-shocks-oem_305314/

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Maybe they would, but that web link didn't give compression and extension #s. That's how I came up with that NAPA #, plus the eyelets are correct configuration and size. I would worry about VW stuff maybe being metric for bolt sizes?

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when I get home I will look and see if I still have one thats not on the bus I installed 4 new ones I may have an old one around. good chance they are metric. You could give the #'s to Bap Geon on fuller Rd see if they come up with a KYB #.

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That's okay, thanks anyways. NAPA has the shocks and the bolt kits and I get a great deal there. Once I have some spare cash...

Frank

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Re:Holsclaw D1475 rebuild 7 years 6 months ago #29797

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I had thought about the VW Bug shocks too Jessie, but they're too long (12" compressed, center to center). NAPA wants almost $30 each for the shocks, so I guess I'll give the Northern ones (29.95 a pair) a try. I'll let y'all know if/how they work out........Thanks ;)

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When are you going to order them Mark? I'm curious as to how they will work out. What's the Northern part #? Do they have bolt kits too?

Frank

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I ordered them online this morning, having them sent to my closest store to avoid ALL shipping charges. They're # 13840, the link I posted above will take you right to them. They don't come with the bolts, but I can get those locally, 1/2" x 3" will do it I think. I'll let you know how they work out after the trip. :P

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Looks like they only compress 2" Mark, or am I reading that incorrectly?

Frank

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You're correct, but I measured and the 2" travel should be sufficient. The springs on the trailer only compress 2", the old shocks have more travel than the suspension actually does. I'll know more when I get a boat on the trailer. The trip will be without an outboard on the boat too, so that really won't give a true picture either. Fully outfitted and equipped boat and motor will be different (more weight), but we'll find out later. Right now I'm just trying to get my new project home on a short budget. :blush:

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Replicating old trailer decals 7 years 6 months ago #30028

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Trust me Mark, I know about tight budgets.

I am going to make my own trailer decals at home, as I don't really have the cash to have a pro shop do them. Any easy ways to "fix" an image like this (you can see the tear down through the "a"), and then fill in background color? Any suggestions for adhesive paper to print on from an ink-jet printer? This is exact size, about 6.25" long.

Thanks for any help.

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Andrew (Andgott) would be the one I'd ask about that, Frank, I don't have a clue, sorry. :unsure:

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I almost hate to post in on the Main Forum Mark, but I did. Hopefully whoever moves these posts around to the different forums will understand it's a general decal question, not just relevant to trailers. I don't figure Andrew (or a lot of others) looks at the trailer forum much.

Thanks!

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Almond parts in primer 7 years 6 months ago #30548

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Had to fix a badly damaged lip on one of the fenders, but it came out okay in part because the metal is heavy gauge. A skim coat of filler and you couldn't tell under the primer that it's been damaged and fixed.

The only other almond stuff to get done is the roller/bunks. I still need to remove the rollers before I get to the metal stuff. Maybe play with that today.

There is very little pitting on this trailer, but a lot of surface rust. As a result, after sanding with 80 grit, and careful cleaning, I coat it with Rustoleum Rusty Metal Primer. I'll let it sit at least 2 days before final paint.

I got rebuild kits for the hubs, and will eventually get new wheels, tires, and shocks for it. This is going to make some vintage boat owner a real nice trailer someday! These babies are heavy duty.

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Re:Holsclaw D1475 rebuild 7 years 6 months ago #30591

looking good there Frank. Keep at it.

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Thanks Skip! More to come....

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Wow Frank, you're really going to town on the Holsclaw! It took me a while to straighten one of my fenders yesterday, those babies are built tough - thick steel. Had to grind out the bolts holding the fender to the bracket, they were rusted so bad they wouldn't budge even after multiple soakings in PB Blaster! My trailer is rusted a good bit more than yours, but what are you using for sanding/rust removal there?

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I'm using 3M Sandblaster 80 grit Mark. While it's predominantly surface rust, there's a lot of it. I have very little pitting. In disassembly only a couple bolts broke. I'll have to cut out one of the shock bolts, but it would take a picture to explain, and I have to finish up getting hubs on the Power Cat trailer before we head off to the outlaws, er, in-laws for Easter. That gives me two hours and I'll need to get cleaned up too, darn. Want to get a coat of finish paint on my new tongue this a.m. if I can. Too many things to do!

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter.

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Re:Holsclaw D1475 rebuild 7 years 6 months ago #30601

wow frank,your doing a fantastic job,especially on that fender,it was bad,but looks great now,i cant wait to see the whole thing done.
i wish i could do some boat work,but putting up that darn porch .

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Thanks John, we're doing okay. I wish I could work on the boat today, first decent day we've had in a while, but we're off to visit in-laws downstate, so I feel your pain. Keep up the great work!

Happy Easter to you and the family.

Frank

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Re:Holsclaw D1475 rebuild 7 years 6 months ago #30615

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Looking nice- It'll look even better with those new stickers on it :)

If you want to replace the sticker with the specs/VIN on it, that would be easy, too... I wish I'd have seen this post earlier, it probably would have fit alongside the fender sticker.

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I'd love to replace that sticker Andrew. See what you can do and let me know. Again, I'm in no rush.

Now if i could just get a new metal plate to replace this old one...

Frank

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What size is the sticker??

I'm working on a way to replace the aluminum plates, too, in small quantities, using waterslide decals... We'll see how it turns out. It might be a while, though- I have plenty of time to do graphics work now since I'm on the ship, but once I'm back home I've got a TON of projects to tackle :)

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The trapezoid is about 3 1/4" top to bottom and 3 1/2" on a side.

I don't know if you can tell us where you are, but how's the weather?

Frank

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It's no big secret- I'm in South Chicago!

I've been here all winter- We're laid up at the moment. A new company is taking over at the end of the week, and sending me packing. After 9 years :)

What are the dimensions of the capacity/VIN sticker? That will be an easy one. I'll have to work on the other one a bit :)

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I'll check that capacity/VIN sticker out when I get home after work tonight Andrew.

Zazzle has made and is ready to ship the fender stickers. Thanks again for the help. After all I'm going through restoring this baby, it wouldn't have any stickers to detract from the rest of it. With stickers it will look new!

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Andgott wrote:

What are the dimensions of the capacity/VIN sticker? That will be an easy one. I'll have to work on the other one a bit :)


Dimensions on the capacity sticker is 4.825" X 1.75"

How about a Warning sticker? (By the way, this is reduced to 800 X 600 pixels. I have that in 45" X 34") It is 4.825" X 2.5"

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How's this- Both of them fit on one sticker-



Here's the zazzle link-


www.zazzle.com/holsclaw_sticker_bumper_sticker-128885236681983399

Should print up well, I used a nice high-res image. I just did a white BG, I could color it, too...

You'll need to add the VIN #'s- I'd stamp them in like on the originals... If you don't have the stamps, you can get them for about $5 at harbor freight-

www.harborfreight.com/36-piece-1-8-eighth-inch-steel-letter-number-stamping-set-800.html

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Very cool Andrew, thanks again. I just happen to have a stamp set too. Ya need one in NY when you build trailers.

Frank

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The Northern shocks came in, mounting holes too small (NOT 1/2" as advertised!) and cheaply made. (I know, duh, what did I expect, right?) 555002's it is! U Get what ya pay for. ;)

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Mark you want me to check NAPA on a price for them and let you know?

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Thanks for the offer Frank, but one of my fellow workers has a brother who works for O'Reilly A.P., got Monroe Magnum 555002's for $19.46 ea. (delivered even!) :) 'Preciate your offer though!

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Good for you Mark, let me know how it goes please. Thanks!

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Re:Holsclaw D1475 rebuild 7 years 6 months ago #30832

I just heard back from the hitch manufacter and they said the hydro unit is shot , but are willing to send me a new one for shipping. so iam going for it. As some as i get it i will let yo see if it is what you need.

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