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  1. #1
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    Dec. 31, 2005
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    Default My trailer refurbishing project.....

    We have been working on it for about a month. The temps have been brutal here, so only did a few hours at a time.

    A little back story on the trailer....

    I traded a horse for it. It was not in bad shape when I got it, just had to have the axels changed as it had mobile home axles and wheels. We got trailer axles with brakes added, changed the hitch (there was a broken pin) and fixed the back door that did not close well. Then it sat for 4 years out in Florida weather. I had a back injury which led to surgery so I was not able to work on it.

    With the way the natural disasters have been going this year, I figure we are in for a bad hurricane season. After going through Ivan we have decided to evacuate everyone (horses, dogs, cats and parrots) if anything over a cat3 threatens. I have a friend in N. Lousiana that has a free 10 acre pasture for my horses. 6 dogs, 15 cats and 50 parrots will be able to find room as well.

    We fixed up both trailers so we could run if needed. The 'little' one only neede a little paint and caulking. It is a 12 yr old 4 horse stock combo BP.

    The big one.... well, I'll let the slide show speak for me!

    http://s409.photobucket.com/albums/p...t=c4c9e510.pbw

    I also wanted to share a picture my mother got of my mare.... one of the best ones I have seen of her!

    http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/p.../wraper2-1.jpg



  2. #2
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    Great job!!



  3. #3
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    well done.

    now you just need to put your farm name on it
    * trying hard to be the person that my horses think i am



  4. #4
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    Impressive!
    ~Amy~ TrakehNERD clique
    *Bugs 5/86-3/10 OTTB Mare* RIP lovely Lady, I miss you
    *Frodo '03 Anglo Trakehner Gelding*
    My Facebook



  5. #5
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    what did you use to paint the interior? I have an older (91) 2 h I'm redoing, and the interior (which was navy blue??) is almost completed. I used Rustoleum inside.
    mykidshavefourlegs.blogspot.com



  6. #6
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    Congratulations! You did a great job. Doesn't it make you feel good to know you have a way out if needed?



  7. #7
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    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jacksmom View Post
    now you just need to put your farm name on it
    I have a friend that does graphics. she is working on drawing up one for me that has all 6 of my horses!

    Quote Originally Posted by LittleblackMorgan View Post
    what did you use to paint the interior?
    All metal was painted with rustoleum. The wood was painted with a laytex paint.

    Thanks everyone for the comments! Can't wait to use it for a FUN reason! Although we could *really* use a tropical storm or low catagory hurricane!



  8. #8
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    You know, I just went out to my 92 S & S today, the floor is out and the frame was freshly coated with rustoleum...and there is rust coming thru already!!! Just an FYI...and this thing hasnt had a horse in it yet!
    mykidshavefourlegs.blogspot.com



  9. #9
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    If you can't sandblast it, the best thing to do for the rust is to wire brush anything you can, then use POR-15. I've used the rustoleum super-duper rust stuff in a rattle can, and then painted over it with good results too.



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