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Old 05-31-2015, 01:18 PM   #1
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Should I buy this Trillium?

Hey all you Fiberglass Egg experts!

I'm new and have been looking for a Boler to completely redo inside and out as a fun project. I'm an artist and I have some fun ideas.

My parents were at a garage sale last weekend and the house next door had what looked to be a Boler in the garage. The owners weren't home so my dad and I went by there again the other night. Turns out it was a 1975 Trillium. I asked him if he was interested in selling it and he said yes. It's far from showroom quality but that's okay. I wanted to put my own stamp on it.
He said he bought it from his buddy for $600 and wants to get that out of it.

What do you guys think? Any advice for me? As I said I'm totally new to these types of trailers. Maybe I don't know what I'm getting myself into but for $600 I thought it could be a fun project!

Thanks for your thoughts,
~Naomi
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Old 05-31-2015, 01:26 PM   #2
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I just paid 4500 for a 75 ... if you are a do-it-yourselfer, i'd be going for it!
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Old 05-31-2015, 01:33 PM   #3
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If there aint no gaping holes in it and it is towable then $600 aint nothing when it comes to one of these.
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Old 05-31-2015, 01:39 PM   #4
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buy it i would
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Old 05-31-2015, 02:16 PM   #5
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Absolutely. I've seen Trilliums in even worse shape go for 4 times as much. Restore it and you'll have a superb trailer on the cheap.


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Old 05-31-2015, 03:13 PM   #6
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Recommend stabbing at the worst looking spots on the rusty frame with a screwdriver. If you can make a hole through it, be good to know before you buy. Looks like could have crevice corrosion problems.
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Old 05-31-2015, 03:23 PM   #7
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I don't think I've ever seen a Trillium for $600 buy it! You can google removing the belly band on a Trillium here as you are already part way there
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I would sure buy it,and I don't know much about rebuilding,I do know I can learn and I do know that is a great price.
Then I would Glamp it up and it would be small enough and light weight enough that i could pull it myself ( even though my kids say i am to old)and go off by myself anytime I wanted to.
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Old 05-31-2015, 05:00 PM   #9
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Recommend stabbing at the worst looking spots on the rusty frame with a screwdriver. If you can make a hole through it, be good to know before you buy. Looks like could have crevice corrosion problems.
What can a person do about it if it has that Rob?
Does it mean a whole new frame?
I'm not too scared if it does need one, I think I can have one made locally and would likely go aluminium to make it lighter.
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Old 05-31-2015, 05:02 PM   #10
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Thanks!!

Thanks for weighing in you guys! Glad to hear the positive replies!
Now I just need to convince the hubby that we could use another fun project
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I would sure buy it,and I don't know much about rebuilding,I do know I can learn and I do know that is a great price.
Then I would Glamp it up and it would be small enough and light weight enough that i could pull it myself ( even though my kids say i am to old)and go off by myself anytime I wanted to.
Never too old to do anything that you love and that interests you Lynn!
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What can a person do about it if it has that Rob?

Does it mean a whole new frame?

I'm not too scared if it does need one, I think I can have one made locally and would likely go aluminium to make it lighter.

A full frame off restoration is the way to go with something in this shape, if you want a high quality product at the end. So since you'd be taking it off the frame, that makes it easy to either repair the frame or weld up a new one.


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Old 05-31-2015, 06:13 PM   #13
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I would grab it in a minute
Even if it needs a full body off restoration ( which you can't tell from the pics )
It looks like a great project
I say go for it


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Old 05-31-2015, 07:21 PM   #14
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Buy that thing as fast as you can. You could list it for double and have it sold the next day even if the hubby doesn't want to mess with it.
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