I'm new to this forum, but it looks like it will be a terrific resource.
I just purchased a very beat-up old '74 Winnepeg boler
for $1000 cdn. (a bit steep but I just knew I needed one!) It has had a very rough life bouncing up old forestry roads in NW Ontario prior to my purchase. It appears to have a new axel - which is good news....and does not appear to be painted -also good news....... but I also discovered a small crack in the frame near the wheel that will need to be welded. My major renovations are planned for next Spring because the weather is changing fast here!
Here are my first neo-boler quetions:
1) The fiberglass floor seems a bit soft underfoot when entering the door but is otherwise sound. Underneath the trailer floor has been pounded by gravel and has a few holes where plywood is now showing through.........I was planning to fix these holes this fall
with some resin. Is this the right approach? In other posts people talked about trapping water which has me concerned but if the wood is not coated it will certainly get saturated in a rain during transport. Does it need drain holes? The trailer appears completely dry inside after a rain but could the rain be accessing the internal wood in the floor area from elsewhere?
2) How vertical can one safely tip back the boler
on it's tail for conducting under floor repairs?
3) It also has an old Colman Model 9210M 9000 BTU/HR furnance which looks worst for wear and has not been tested yet. Was this the original furnance? and is worth keeping if it works?
Some pics attached.