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Old 07-17-2011, 09:14 PM   #15
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Really looks good, I think they will be very proud and grateful.....
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:47 PM   #16
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They are going to be soooooo excited. You have to take pictures of them when they first lay eyes on it and post them so we can all see. Great work!
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Old 07-18-2011, 05:36 AM   #17
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Get away from there quickly. I can tell the addiction is taking hold already. If you find yourself searching parking lots for used eggs or searching the local classifieds get some counseling immediately. There is no known cure for this addiction and you will end up sending the rest of your days repairing Bolers.

This advice is from someone who has seen it first hand.
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:30 AM   #18
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Doug, too late!! When I wasn't cleaning or searching the forum for answers, I was searching the local classifieds and RV parts stores for parts and accessories!

This is nothing new to me, I've been restoring and rebuilding old Honda CB750's for years. This is just another drug to feed the habit!
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:31 PM   #19
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Well then you should have known better.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:00 PM   #20
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IT's A SICKNESS I'M TELLING YOU IT'S A SICKNESS WITH NO KNOW CURE!!!!

The family tried a intervention on me but I was WAAAAAY too far gone...save yourself while you still have some witts about youself..
...I'm going outside now to get myself a FIX!!! I'm going to sand on the 1300 frame until I get over the shakes or maybe it's get the shakes...I get it backwards in my current condition.....
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:25 PM   #21
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Wow Jean...can I adopt you? I have a Boler that needs that treatment and my son is too busy working on his race car.

Seriously it look sooooo much better!
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Old 07-23-2011, 12:31 PM   #22
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Hey Randy

I'll give the sanding option a try, should be relatively quick.

I know the rubbing compound would be a full day, just on the bottom half!

Thank you for the offer on the lights, however, I've only got less than a month to get the trailer done and I know how shipping across the border is. It is normally at least 6 weeks! But thank you, a million times thank you!
Great work Jean! As for the lights, check out Princess Auto for 7" LED lights (Part #8059586). I bought mine a year ago and they fit my Boler perfectly.

For the sagging door you may want to drill small hole along the bottom edge of the door. Some are filled with water which causes the sag. Another consideration is replacing the hinges or just part of the hinge which can be purchased either from Scamp Trailers (USA) or Paul Neumeister in Ontario 519 393-6410 (days) or 519 393-6776 (evenings)

For brightening up the gel coat I have heard people using Mequiar's #49 Oxidation Remover & Mequiar's #50 Cleaner Wax. Both can be purchased at Canadian Tire.

Hope this help. Karen
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Old 07-23-2011, 02:49 PM   #23
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Karen thanks for the info.

I've picked up the LED lights.

Just a side note - Princess Auto - $39.98 ea
Gregg Distributers - $74.98 ea

Pays to shop around.

On that note, I've been also shopping for replacement hinge pin kits.

Scamp - $5.00 US
Paul - $45.00 CDN

I get that he is just a hobbiest at this, but wow! On a plus note, I did get a quote from Paul on his axles and he was quite competitive. Also, Paul was very nice to deal with.

Just waiting for the rain to subside so that I can get back to work on the trailer.

Thanks also to all for the words of encouragement.
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Old 07-23-2011, 03:36 PM   #24
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Sounds more like Paul was quoting the complete hinge. If you order complete hinges from Scamp remember to order TWO. They're called a "pair" but it's only ONE hinge. I guess they consider the part that goes on the door as one and the part that goes on the body as the other and that makes a pair...

Be aware too, the bolt is mild steel and you MAY want to change that to SS to reduce the chance of rust.
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:25 PM   #25
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Donna, I think I told him the hinge bolts, maybe I'll phone back and confirm. Did seem a little extravagant.

Thanks.
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:44 PM   #26
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For brightening up the gel coat I have heard people using Mequiar's #49 Oxidation Remover & Mequiar's #50 Cleaner Wax. Both can be purchased at Canadian Tire.

Hope this help. Karen
3M Restore and Wax also does a *great* job of removing the oxidation. Can be put on with a fibercloth but better if the oxidation is heavy to use a power polisher with a wool pad. Then give it a good hand waxing with a paste wax.
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Old 08-09-2011, 04:25 AM   #27
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Backing Plate

Keep the tire in that spot. You need a backing plate on the other side. If you want to grind out the crack and put a piece of fiberglass tape on there, it will be covered with the spare anyway. Chances are simply putting a backing plate on the other side would fix the problem for you. I'd make it about the size of the tire, but any shape really, circular or rectangular. The idea it to spread the load so that one spot does not flew and pull the mounting bolts through the fiberglass.

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Well now that things are a little cleaner, I've noticed a few issues.

#1 - Broken/Cracked tail light lens.

Not too big of a deal, I think I might convert to LED's.

#2 - Stress fractures

Might explain why the tail light lens is cracked! A little impact at some point in its life. Not sure if I should be concerned with this.



#3 - Tire carrier

Looks like the tire carrier is pulling out. What should I do? I'm thinking quick fix is to get a bumper mounter tire carrier and abandon the old trailer mount. But what to do about the body damage?



Could really use some advice on this.

Thanks.
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Old 08-09-2011, 04:30 AM   #28
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Buffing

I agree with Randy about the fine grit sanding. It works great as a start to bring back gelcoat, but you have to follow it up with even finer grits up to 1200, and then various type of buffing compounds to make it really shine. A good quality buffer is helpful.

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Hey Randy

I'll give the sanding option a try, should be relatively quick.

I know the rubbing compound would be a full day, just on the bottom half!

Thank you for the offer on the lights, however, I've only got less than a month to get the trailer done and I know how shipping across the border is. It is normally at least 6 weeks! But thank you, a million times thank you!
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