I've got either a 59 or 60 (don't think it is newer than that) Gator trailer that I am ripping apart and rebuilding. I've got a number of questions since it was repainted twice and is no longer original color.
First up is the year? I know it isn't a '58 since that had a tubular frame. I have a '60 catalog and it matches but they are only drawings and no real pictures in there. I couldn't find anything online for '59. here is the model number that is on the frame: W-214-40 I'm guessing '60.
214 is the model
40 = April '60?
I'm going to have it repainted back to yellow and was wondering if anyone knew what color yellow the yellow is? I'm going to bring it in somewhere to have sandblasted and repainted.
Finally, (at least for now) what gets painted which color.
Frame - yellow
springs, axle - black
rims, walking plank - red
winch - ?
handle (seen in pic by dolly wheel) - ?
Thanks, I'll post more as I progress. I have it in a ton of pieces already. Need to find a painter...
Here is a photo from the catalog I scanned and posted in the reference library-
That's the same trailer, its just shown as the 'super gator' with the cool fenders. Colors would be the same.
The color that I used is Rustoleum Suburst yellow. It's not dead on, but VERY close to the original. The big advantage is it's inexpensive, readily available, AND comes in spray cans too so you always have touchup paint!
In the second picture of my original post: The rear bunks are on a rotating bar and that bar has a bend in it. I'm assuming that is supposed to be straight? I'm guessing it got bent at some point over its life. The bend is on the left side (closest to camera)
I'm wondering if it is best left alone or fixed. It would essentially make the left bunk a little crooked.