my 1971 half a Beetle trailer

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by Chrisradioman, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. After pondering over it for a long time I've decided to restore the trailer, I sorted the underside in 2009 fitting IRS & plastic coating the a-arms etc, it still looks good underneath, just got to touch up the underseal in a few places where its been scraped off.
    the trailer is very handy but has a few draw backs, these are:-
    1.) The jockey wheel catches on speed bums etc. & needs raising.
    2.) The front of the tunnel catches on Speed bumps & needs trimming back.
    3.) The tunnel looks a bit thrown together & needs something doing to it.
    4.) The front doors are made of MDF & have swollen & also let water into the load area
    5.) The engine bay vents let water in when we get heavy rain which is all the time in Wales
    6.) The engine bay hatch lets water in for the same reason.
    I intend to address all of these problems while at the same time tidying up the bodywork & making it look pretty. I intend to paint the trailer to match Milly in Mexico magnolia, I'm also doing away with the USA spec rear bumper & fitting the later style Euro Bumper which I'll powder coat in white with over-riders to match milly, I'm also considering fitting fiber-glass rear wings with elephant feet lights so it looks more period with the late bay.
    Any way some progress pics:-
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  2. There is some welding needed at the bottom of the rear panel, the metal is already there it just needs cleaning up & welding in place (this is from the 2009 underside resto) I've started sanding down with 80 grit to remove all the badly applied & loose paint, it apears that the car was originally white, I'll have to cut away some of the MDF & replace it with fiber-glass

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  3. Started preping the trailer & I got my new bumper & my GB badge:-
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  4. Because I been so busy & time is running out I've dropped the trailer off to a welding shop for them to do all the welding jobs, saw it today looking real good but I didn't have my camera on me. He's making me some alloy doors tomorrow & it should be ready to pick up then.

    Striped my bumper & off it went to the powder coaters, they bead blasted it, zinc primed it then powdered it in white:-
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  5. Picked up my trailer from the welders, looking at it I wish I done it my self now, never mind a few hrs tidying it up & all will be well.
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  6. deadly looking bumper , was it dear owen nw :eek:
     
  7. Diddymen

    Diddymen Moderator

    great project :D
     
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