He said the frame would be aprox 300 lbs, so still very light
. I just heard that there is somebody in my area that is fabricating aluminum frames, oh well, this restore is already a bit of a money pit, best to stick with this route. One shop quoted me $1300 plus our %12 tax just for the A frame welded to the chassis, $1700 tax in for this was a bargain. Helps to ask around, a friend of a friend type deal. Awesome that he wasn't just a welder, but makes trailers! He actually takes 5th wheels and converts them to tow trailers. The result, a used trailer you can buy at %30 less compared to travel trailers (in these parts anyway), with an insane amount of storage. Interesting and talented guy. You never know who you'll meet out there. This restoration is giving me a chance to meet some great people so far.