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1960 Gator Trailer Restoration 8 years 5 months ago #6735

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My Glasspar came with a nice 1960 Gator trailer- Though it had been painted, it was in pretty decent shape-



Even a bit of 'gator yellow' left here and there-



So, I stripped it all down to bare metal (Next time, I'll spring for sandblasting!!!)-



Then Primed it all-



Then sprayed on a shiney new coat of gator yellow, new tires, and new Gator logos-





Gotta love those chrome hubcaps!


I'm pretty happy with how it turned out- She's ready for another 50 years on the road!

-Andrew

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Re:1960 Gator Trailer Restoration 8 years 5 months ago #6737

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Nice job Andrew, your hard work paid off with a beautiful result.

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Re:1960 Gator Trailer Restoration 8 years 5 months ago #6784

Andrew,

Beautiful Job - makes mine shout at me to do the same :-)

As you stripped it and refinished, you didn't happen to come across the location of the serial or VIN numbers on the frame did you - I've been hunting without luck to find it so I can plate it...

any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,

Matthew

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Re:1960 Gator Trailer Restoration 8 years 5 months ago #6798

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Thanks, Matthew...

My serial number and model number were stamped onto an aluminum plate that was on the front of the trailer-



It was here-



Odds are you'll probably just find the two small holes from when it was rivited there...

You'll probably have to get a new VIN assigned by the state- I had to do that once when I lived in Ohio, they treated it like a 'homebuilt' trailer. Here in Tennessee, trailers aren't titled, licensed, or registered- So it's easy for us!!

-Andrew

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Re:1960 Gator Trailer Restoration 8 years 5 months ago #6826

Andrew, many thaks for the detailed pictures and information on where it should have been -and yes, correct... two small holes in the frame - homebuilt it is :-)

Thought you might find the atached original brochure sheet for your trailer of interest,

Again, thanks for the help,

Matthew
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Re:1960 Gator Trailer Restoration 8 years 5 months ago #6828

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Thanks... Nice to see how it is 'supposed' to look. I guess I'm not that far off, although it looks like I have to repaint my winch :)

I saw those 'drop down' front parking wheels on some of the trailers at the show I was at this weekend, and like an idiot I didn't take a photo of them & how they worked! I'd love to replace the ugly modern galvanized one that I've got with one of those...

-Andrew

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Re:1960 Gator Trailer Restoration 8 years 4 months ago #7690

That's a nice looking trailer. Good job with it! My boat came on a 1960 Gator too! :)

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Re:1960 Gator Trailer Restoration 8 years 4 months ago #7717

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Nice work done right! Looks great.

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Re:1960 Gator Trailer Restoration 8 years 4 months ago #7736

Feel free to submit any original trailer literature to the Classic Boat Library (there's a Gator section that really could use expanding). Really good reference material for those with restoration projects.

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