Finally got my frame back from being sandblasted and an epoxy coating applied, pretty happy with it overall. Forgot the bumper, need to go and pick that up. Cut up the old frame and dropped off at a metal recyclers, got a whole $5.00! Next up is a new axle
. I priced one but the wait time could be 2-3 weeks or longer. Started to search around and found a guy literally around the corner who builds axles, springs etc Turned out he has an axle
someone else had ordered a while back, for a Boler no less! We just need to change up the brackets to fit my frame. I'm really hoping to get the axle and mount it by next weekend.
In the meantime I have been thinking about the body and frame mating up, it is going to involve a lot of finessing and most likely, swearing.
I crawled underneath and starting measuring the 2” fibreglass “lip” that runs around the body. Now my thinking is it should be the same all the way around. In some spots the distance was 3” from the underside of the lip to the body edge, in other places 5” or more. This tells me things are out of alignment and the body was probably pulled into to meet the replaced plywood flooring.
Open to thoughts and ideas on this and if anyone feels really adventurous, what is the body edge to underside (lip) measurements on your Boler?