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Hotrodnailhead
03-05-2013, 10:00 AM
I haven't posted in a while, so I thought I'd post some pictures of my trailer rebuild I did last year... It started with a BIG crack.

It's the original Mr Ed trailer that came with my Tarva. From what I understand, the trailer may have more historical significance than the boat.

Hotrodnailhead
03-05-2013, 10:05 AM
more. I boxed the entire trailer with C channel. This thing is STRONG now.. no more flex. I also added a section of tube to the rear to match the front. This is to keep the rear stable when it might drag on steep driveways.

Hotrodnailhead
03-05-2013, 10:07 AM
and finally:

I also moved the axels back 9" to get a little more tonge weight. It used to bounce too much, now she pulls like glass.

Anyone know where I can get white wall tires either in LT or ST?

David
03-05-2013, 10:07 AM
Man I love the wheels!!! Lookin' real good man!!! :like:

Hotrodnailhead
03-05-2013, 10:10 AM
Man I love the wheels!!! Lookin' real good man!!! :like:


Thanks! I'm looking for some whitewall tires to keep the whole mid 70's theme.

PHOENIX
03-05-2013, 12:27 PM
Thanks! I'm looking for some whitewall tires to keep the whole mid 70's theme.

Take your pick, but they ain't cheap :sign0068:
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8#hl=en&safe=active&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=where+to+buy+white+wall+tires&oq=where+to+buy+white+wall+tires&gs_l=hp.3..0j0i8i30j0i22l2.3910.10823.0.11127.29.2 9.0.0.0.0.241.4601.0j27j2.29.0.les%3Beappsweb..0.0 ...1.1.5.psy-ab.E3UFHWpLdQQ&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.43148975,d.b2I&fp=cf11eaa3e058096a&biw=1152&bih=578

White Lightning
03-05-2013, 02:03 PM
Thanks! I'm looking for some whitewall tires to keep the whole mid 70's theme.

Coker Tire site.
Rob

T8er S.
03-05-2013, 03:29 PM
Nice work.:yesnod:

"THE ADVOCATE"
03-05-2013, 07:25 PM
A buddy of mine does spray can white walls on his rat rod. Since its only a weekend warrior they actually hold up for a while! LOL

78_Tahiti
03-06-2013, 01:35 AM
The trailer really came out sweet nailhead! I love the Crager SS wheels! How many pounds of tongue weight are running? I noticed since I changed to trailer tires, instead of automotive low profile tires (was 225/60/14) my trailer has a little more bounce then it used to!

H20MOFO
03-06-2013, 07:49 AM
Nice work. Broken trailers can ruin your day in a hurry. When I was a teenager...with my parents....we we coming back from flaming gorge one weekend. Long story short.....right when we got to the bottom of the 3rd sister by the kemmer(sp?) exit.....the boat/trailer whipped pretty violently a couple times. The ol man touched the brake and it stopped.....about then I watched out boat pass us on the right in the dirt.:zz22_yikes: It broke right behind the safety chain....tongue and chain were still hooked to the motor home. I can only imagin how that would have ended if the thing would have let go a half a mile earlier. I have had a couple close calls with my pos trailer. Always a good idea to give those a once over....often.

Hotrodnailhead
03-06-2013, 12:43 PM
The trailer really came out sweet nailhead!

Thank you.


How many pounds of tongue weight are running?

I haven't measured it since I changed the axle position, but it was definitely light before. I think the sweet spot is considered to be about 60% weight forward. So 10% of the overall weight should be on the tongue.

White Lightning
03-06-2013, 02:32 PM
Thank you.



I haven't measured it since I changed the axle position, but it was definitely light before. I think the sweet spot is considered to be about 60% weight forward. So 10% of the overall weight should be on the tongue.

That's pretty close. I've been building trailers for the past 5 years and the excepted mantra is 15% more tongue weight than behind the axle(s).
Rob

Hotrodnailhead
03-06-2013, 02:54 PM
That's pretty close. I've been building trailers for the past 5 years and the excepted mantra is 15% more tongue weight than behind the axle(s).
Rob

That's probably closer to what I actually have. It was guesswork as to how far back to move the axles when I was working on it. I moved them 9" to the rear.

It does pull nicely now. I'd guess about 225-275 lbs on the hitch. But now I'm going to have to measure it and calculate 'cause I won't be able to sleep. ;)

As far as the whitewalls go... maybe I'll just paint the letters on the tires for the 70s look.

Hotrodnailhead
04-11-2013, 05:03 PM
I got new tires for the trip to Havasu. I decided to go with some 6ply bias ply tires. I took them down to my local llantera, where they proceded to break the center out of one of my wheels. It especially hurts because I just got new 3 bar spinners for them.

(I guess that's what I get for trying to save a buck).

I picked up a nice set of ansen slots to replace the Cragar copies.

"THE ADVOCATE"
04-11-2013, 07:32 PM
OUCH!

justsquirtin
04-11-2013, 09:48 PM
and finally:

I also moved the axels back 9" to get a little more tonge weight. It used to bounce too much, now she pulls like glass.

Anyone know where I can get white wall tires either in LT or ST?

stockton wheel and tire in california

Hotrodnailhead
04-14-2013, 11:14 PM
these are the new wheels.. appropriate choice for mid 70s.