Part 2 of 4
So, I began looking through ads for various trialers. Watching local hardware stores for sales. Started pricing raw steel stock for making a trailer. Pricing various axles, wheels, lights, etc.
Then along came an ad in, of all places, yup DFWStangs Misc For Sale section (the old one.) A great guy by the name of SWEET03COBRA was selling a used single jet ski trailer. I looked at the pictures for a while (wish I had kept them now) and thought to myself....
[intro to dream scape]Now THERE's a great basis for a track trailer. It's low, already put together, lighted, etc. Just some modifications and viola I'm golden.[/intro to dream scape].
More than a few emails, PM's, calls, etc later SWEET03COBRA and I struck up a deal. The only down side was that the trailer was in Abilene and I was in DFW. I never
go to Abilene and SWEET03COBRA rarely came here. I was explaining the problem to my Mother, a sweet old lady really, and she offered to meet SWEET 1/2 way if he could. She'd then bring the trailer to DFW next time she came into town. (Nothing like a granddaughter to persuade Grandma to make a trip to town.
) . A few phone calls, a few miles, bill of sale, payment later and the trailer was mine!!
A few weeks later dear old Mom brought the trailer to DFW. IN THE BACK OF HER TRUCK!
She had a neighbor load it into the bed of the truck because she was afraid "One of those crazy big city drivers would run over it and her!" lol
Here's a picture of a trailer that looks JUST like the one I started out with. Typical Jet Ski trailer I suppose.
I immediately went to cutting and modifying the thing. A few weeks later here's what I had.
[NOTE: Metal on the toungue was used as temporary balast and is NOT a part of the trailer. However, that piece WAS a part of the tongue at one time. Removed to shorten the trailer.]
I was stoked about the progress up to this point!!