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BobsYourUncle

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swimmer_spe wrote:

Also, if the frame is good, I'm making a flatbed out of it.


But you said the frame is rotten...

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This spring, I will be taking apart a 1975 trailer that the frame is rotten and may not even survive the winter.



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deltabravo wrote:

swimmer_spe wrote:

Also, if the frame is good, I'm making a flatbed out of it.


But you said the frame is rotten...

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This spring, I will be taking apart a 1975 trailer that the frame is rotten and may not even survive the winter.


The 2 frame rails that run the length of the trailer are solid. The bumper could be pulled off by hand. The rest, I don't know. The reason for it not surviving the winter is the fact that the wood frame is what is really rotten. If we get a good snow load, it will come down. If I am not careful on the roads, it might come down.

Besides, ripping it apart, I can get money for the scrap, whereas bringing it to the dump, I'll need to pay for it.

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BobsYourUncle wrote:

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GDS-3950BH wrote:

swimmer_spe wrote:

If I take it tot he dump, it'll cost me more than tearing it apart and taking the pieces to the dump. Also, if the frame is good, I'm making a flatbed out of it.



Rent a small excavator for a weekend, dig a large hole, then use the machine to rip the structure from the frame. Bury the metal, burn the remainder.

Mostly a waste of time and money as the frame will probably need a lot of reinforcement added to be used as a cargo or utility trailer, and the axle capacity will most likely not cover its repurposed use after conversion. A deck substantial enough to use will weigh as much as the box you ripped off the top. It would be cheaper to buy one designed for the intended purpose.

Around here local auto salvage or scrap yards will take them free, some will even pay you for them.


I'll likely spend about $1k on the project. A new trailer that matches my needs would easily cost $5k. If the frame is not worth keeping, then I will look at going to a new trailer.

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swimmer_spe wrote:

DrewE wrote:

The main energy source remaining is gravity. Pay attention to that and all should be well.


That is the biggest one that worries me. My hope is to be able to direct those forces in a controlled manner.


A hard hat might be your friend. Not a bump cap, a real hard hat with an internal shock absorbing suspension.


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Swimmer,

The most dangerous thing (after the millions of staples) is that the structure may collapse on you when things are removed. To date, I have three friends that got injured this way. One of these even collapsed with the rear wall still in place. The other two had both ends open. One had been braced by a pair of 2*4s in the middle, but someone kicked one loose and down it went.

All these cases, be sure to have a camera man, you could get the 10,000$ on America's stupidest people....
Sorry, you are in Sudbury, well maybe there is Canadian version.

Whatever, just keep thinking what can go wrong.

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Swimmer,

The most dangerous thing (after the millions of staples) is that the structure may collapse on you when things are removed. To date, I have three friends that got injured this way. One of these even collapsed with the rear wall still in place. The other two had both ends open. One had been braced by a pair of 2*4s in the middle, but someone kicked one loose and down it went.

All these cases, be sure to have a camera man, you could get the 10,000$ on America's stupidest people....
Sorry, you are in Sudbury, well maybe there is Canadian version.

Whatever, just keep thinking what can go wrong.

Matt


Once the stuff besides structure is removed from in the trailer, it will be taken down from the outside.

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