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    Default swtd trailer build

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ID:	513018 been wanting one of these for a long time and I found this one here on the boards and purchased it from raped southwind , very cool guy to deal with and even went out of his way to put some decent used tires on it for me so I could make it home with the boat. I will also be doing a thread on the boat build when I get it back from glass and paint. As for the trailer I stripped it down to nothing and started from scratch and I'm fairly new to this posting stuff so I hope I can get the pics up and walk you through my journey lol if this works right this should be pics from the first time the boat got lifted off the trailer and I got it home to start tearing it down

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    Sorry for the sideways pics , any help on how to fix that ?

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    Crazy, my trailer only has 2 2x8 or 2x10 bunks runnin down the tunnel sections

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    Quote Originally Posted by blownwarlock View Post
    Sorry for the sideways pics , any help on how to fix that ?
    Hey, Open the pictures up in paint and rotate them to the correct position. Then save them and re-post them. Thanks for sharing your build!

    Scott

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    ok test run on pics
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    holy sh!t its right side up imagine that I figured it out lol , well as you can see first step was stripping it down to bare bones and starting fresh on everything .As a father I love when my kids get involved and wanna help old dad on my hair brained projects ! even my 2 year old loves to help but he likes to take ice cream breaks lol

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    more pics
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    ok so now with some help shes all stripped down and we can start to rebuild .....first steps were a ton of welding and grinding because I wanted to start with a blank canvas. the plan as to plug every hole from 10 different light setups over the years and all of the bunk mounting tabs were rusted and needed to be cut out and replaced. the other kinda trick thing we did was we welded 1/2 in. conduit up inside the rails to run all the wiring thru and it turned out really nice ,you can only see exposed wire In a couple places and you have to really look for them

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    pics of welding and grinding
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    now that all that b.s is done its time to deal with hubs,bearings,seals ect . I scored on a set of new wheels from a buddy that couldn't use them and just happened to be the right bolt pattern and offset ,only hitch was I needed longer studs in the hubs .no problem,knock out the studs ,grind and sand the piss out of them and get out the rattle can ! send the wheels to the tire shop and phase 3 is well underway ......
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    onward and upward .....finally its time to send her to paint ,new receiver,wheels,tires,bearings,races,seals,bearing buddies,jack, and all fab work is done ok fast forward a couple weeks and here she is ......
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    she looks amazing my buddy bob at yucca auto body did an incredible job with a very quick turn around. ok so now its time to start building bunks ,wrap and mount them and finally all new l.e.d. lights and wiring . the bunks were pretty straight forward ,spent half a day trying to find some decent straight lumber and after hours and hours of sighting 2x4s I found some really nice straight redwood . so cut to length mark my holes and drill for the carriage bolts,then used a spade bit to countersink for the head of the bolt so it would sit a little below flush ,little liquid nails on the head of the bolt then used an old socket and a hammer to seat the bolt then mixed up some red lead to fill the holes and sanded smooth ,slopped on a couple coats of sealer let it dry and wrapped with black bunk carpet and used about 1000 stainless staples(thank god I bought an electric stapler)
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    home stretch....lights and wiring ,as I said before I welded tubing up in the frame rails to run my wiring down both sides ,no wires going across the trailer anywhere! so now the fun begins I make a template to mount the marker lights on the steps so they are all perfect ,the tail lights are the push in grommet style so no worries there .the paint turned out so nice I didn't want to grind any off for ground wires even if it was underneath where you couldn't see it so I decided to drill and tap all of the holes for the marker lights and backed them with a nyloc nut using all stainless hardware of course. so my thought was that if I tapped it then used a nut on the ground leg it would ground thru the threads and I wouldn't have to grind any paint. after hours on my back soldering every single connection and shrink wrapping everything the wiring is finally done ! turned out amazing looks wireless and everything works perfect .so here is the finished product minus the 10 in. stainless fenders that I don't want to mount until the boat is back on the trailer so I don't make a mistake on clearance ,so the fenders on it are the original fenders I just did a quickie sanding job and rattle canned them flat black for temporary duty to get the hull back home without chipping the new paint on the boat .thanks to my wife and kids for helping me for hours on end and to my good friend dc for all the welding and fab work !and again to bob at yucca auto body for the beautiful paint work
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    That came out really nice. I need to redo my trailer. I'll probably have mine done when I get boat repainted so it matches.
    Too much horsepower is almost enough!!!


    My boat is fast.....on Craiglist or EBay.


    I've been 340mph+ with a boat........In the back of a C130!

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