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That's a lot of work your doing. I agree with the tongue being too light and flexible. I am going to stiffen my angle tongue as well. The trailer that got damaged has a channel tongue and does not flex like the angle tongue on my new trailer.

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Yeah , pretty crap design if you ask me and a problem waiting to happen . I am glad to discover that someone other than the regular "welder" that did the main frame and cross members knew what they were doing - it was welded very solidly and a pain to cut through those welds to remove it . New tongue is in place and hope to start sand blasting it today for new paint . I'm about wore out , hate trying to work under stuff anymore as my health is really made a change - too many years of doing this stuff and my joints are just shot . Trying to decide if I want to go to IH Red on it or just go back to the stock black...ugh .

 

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6 hours ago, Sarge said:

too many years of doing this stuff and my joints are just shot

I resemble that remark!     :twocents-02cents:        If you have a hoist available I would put the trailer on it's side to weld it back together. 

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Welds are done - had the local guy next door come over and burn them in for me , I really need new glasses again , ugh . Doing overhead on 7018 isn't a problem until I get to structural tubing with rounded corners - no depth perception left on one eye and the other one is closely gone as well - first time in 40yrs I've had to ask someone else to weld for me - not a happy day . He's got 10yrs on me , a lot better health and still has a decent set of eyes - the guy is disgustingly smooth to boot , lol . Anyhow , he finished up the rounded edge structural tubing joints , I got everything else done and realized last night I forgot the safety chain hoops , ugh . Will do that today and need to work on the gate's hinges anyway so I'll drag out the Dynasty again . Weather looks like 1 more day and it goes to crap , I'd like to get the dumb thing at least blasted and primed before that happens . Got called out for work tomorrow , Tuesday's forecast doesn't look promising - just can't win . At least I'll have time to work on getting the D back together , finally .

 

I had used an engine hoist to get the trailer that high on the big jack stands - much nicer to sit upright than laying on your back in the gravel .

 

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After finally getting the new gates and latches in. I removed the damaged gates, latches and hinges loaded the new parts and delivered it to a trailer repair center. (Never again.) I had to remove the gates and hinges to rework them so they would work properly. This is one project I'm happy to have behind me.

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Delivered back to owner today. All damage repaired plus all new wheel bearings, replaced 2 marker lights, and 1 tail light. And upgraded hinges to greaseable bullet style and made the gates removable.

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Nice. Old school. Return it in better condition than borrowed.

 

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Looks great to me . Never was a fan of the twin gate version , but it does make them a lot lighter to lift....

 

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I got one 854 drivable so the grandkids could ride. Carburetor was broke on one half of the mounting flange and the treads had pulled loose on the exhaust.

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