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Old 02-15-2007, 08:11 PM   #1
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It took over a month with the Fiber Stream up on Jack Stands, but it's over.

1. Jack up the trailer and remove 4 wheels & tires. Take spare out of storage compartment.
2. Take wheels to tire shop, order 5 new tires. Have tire shop dismount tires and bring wheels home.
3. Use chemical paint stripper to remove 2 layers of white paint. Strip each surface of all 5 wheels at least twice. 2 full days of labor.

I have a new friend who is a machinist, and has a fully equipped shop at his house. He welded a gusset on my frame to strengthen it, and try to straighten the rear sag. Anything I do at his place I only have to pay for materials. But his shop is only available to me on Saturdays.

4. Sand blast wheels clean at Dan's shop. Two consecutive Saturdays.
5. Powder Coat all 5 wheels.

6. Take wheels back to tire shop to have new tires mounted.


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Old 02-15-2007, 08:22 PM   #2
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WOW them puppys are RED. Now they need either thin white pinstriping or baby moons! wooohooo, I like 'em
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:38 PM   #3
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Old 02-15-2007, 11:33 PM   #4
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Not to make you but my dad (a dump truck owner) had Les Schwab do this on his truck wheels for about $22/wheel. They send the wheels off to Prineville where they strip off the old paint, inspect them for cracks, ect, and then will powdercoat them in your choice of about 10 colors. However, you do run the chance of them rejecting the wheel at inspection and you have to buy a new one. But if they reject it, you probably don't want to be driving around on it anyways.
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my dad (a dump truck owner) had Les Schwab do this on his truck wheels for about $22/wheel.
I was quoted $75.00 per wheel for primer & paint. After I had already Sand Blasted.
I have less than $10 per wheel invested... not counting my time...
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Old 02-16-2007, 07:12 AM   #6
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I'm going the opposite way of you Frederick. The wheels on my soon-to-be-finished tug are maroon powder coat. I'm having them painted yellow. Powder coat makes a great underlay for paint. Smoooooth.

We have more than one member in our truck club that's installed a home/stove oven in their garage. Guess wheels fit inside the oven just fine. Bake them puppys!

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Old 02-16-2007, 10:10 AM   #7
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WOW!! Amazing what little touches can do to make a trailer look sharp . Great look. I like the baby moon idea, too.
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:20 PM   #8
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Standout colour! I agree that baby moon caps would be a nice touch.

Frederick, what's the spec for the new tires? Still 12", of course, but 5.30x12 again? Bias or radial? Load range?
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:38 PM   #9
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We have baby moons on our Casita, we put them on just in time for the Oregon Gathering last year, Last month my spare tire cover gave up the ghost so I shined up the tire and put a baby moon on that to. There available from JC Whitney under baby moons for about $90.00 for 4. They are made from 304 stainless which is one of the best
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Or, if you want more shine and less paint showing, there are "full moon" chrome wheel covers. Tom Trostel

http://www.hubcapmike.com/smoothie_hubcaps.html

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Frederick, what's the spec for the new tires? Still 12", of course, but 5.30x12 again? Bias or radial? Load range?
5.30 x 12
6 ply Radial
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1045 lb capacity @ 80 lbs pressure cold
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Old 02-19-2007, 12:37 PM   #12
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Yea! You got them done! Very racey!

Ok...I must get back to work on the Boler. My wheels and frame need refurbing.
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WOW them puppys are [b]RED. Now they need either thin white pinstriping or baby moons! wooohooo, I like 'em
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I agree that baby moon caps would be a nice touch.
[b]FINALLY!

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