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mr.mindless

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« on: May 02, 2013, 11:37:36 AM »
I thought I had a topic on this guy but I don't see one.

Need to make up some cribbing, I couldn't get 3 Ford Fiestas on there, the frontend is too low. They're 6" longer than a Mazda2 but could still be crammed on in tres with 3-4" ramps for the front tires of the front car.

Nick and I adjusted the brakes when I picked it up from him, they were all pretty loose.  They still suck - but less, and seem to be improving a bit.

Lowered the coupler a notch (beware bedsides, those who may borrow) to level it out a bit. Still slightly uphill on my new truck so I may drill another hole. Not sure if that might bring it to 'too low'

Needs some spring hanger work after that piggy Cummins rode back from NC on it, and I need to check spring bolts and equalizer bars on both trailers. Miles are adding up! I may try to get that done tonight.
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Re: lowboy
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 11:43:40 AM »
yeah going to need that to bring the aston for service soon too
I never wanted a red car.. always thought they were tacky and common...
I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 12:14:04 PM »
I was wondering if QP gets any miles on it and would need service again. There's an Aston, too? Fun stuff


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Re: lowboy
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 01:04:52 PM »
qp was so 2 years ago..

aston is the obnoxious daily driver of choice
I never wanted a red car.. always thought they were tacky and common...
I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o

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Re: lowboy
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 01:24:43 PM »
Nice.
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2013, 08:25:47 PM »
Got stud measurements.

1/2" fine thread stud
17/32" x1 1/8" knurl
23/32" dia head
2 1/2" length

Need +1/4-1/2" thread. Knurl could be up to 3/16" longer

Both trailers need equalizers, pivot bolts, and slipper pads rebuilt. 2" springs 3/4" pivot bolts 1/2" spring bolts, low pro.


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Re: lowboy
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2013, 12:52:13 PM »
equalizers and pivot bolts ordered for both trailers. a triple axle kit from etrailer was the easiest and cheapest way to purchased that I found. ($152)

2 1/2" studs are the longest 1/2" studs they list, not sure if there is a 3" long 1/2-20 out there.

Enlarging 32 holes to go to a 9/16 or 5/8 stud seems like more work than $800 in new LR F wheels and tires, when I may be able to sell the Grabbers that are on there for 150-200. On the other hand, I come back to the fact that sticking near a grand into the wedge seems a bit silly.
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Re: lowboy
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2013, 10:48:52 PM »
suspension parts showed yesterday.

shopped hard for brake parts, think I found the best deals I'm going to. Expensive to go to better brakes. Looking at just under a grand plus plumbing to stay with drums and go hydraulic, or about 1250 to get disc brakes on there.

Anything would be a serious improvement, but I'm leaning to discs. If I'm spending the money already I may as well upgrade as far as I can. The pump is about half the cost of the upgrade so as long as it proves durable it should be a pretty long-term investment and either increase the value on this unit or be able to be moved to the next trailer should things change.

Of course getting great brakes on this will really make me hate the wedge. I just need to cut the neck off and make this a step deck, then I have no need for the wedge.
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Re: lowboy
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2013, 10:58:16 AM »
gota pay to play

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« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2013, 01:18:56 AM »
Gonna be working on some wiring and suspension on this tmw along with tow rig ebrake and checking on some 300 things. Maybe fire late?

Not too late, 07:30 Sunday on campus to work.


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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2013, 01:26:41 AM »
You'll be around during the day tomorrow (sat) for tailgate pickup?

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Re: lowboy
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2013, 01:29:41 AM »
I would be down for fire later.  Probably shat ton of m4 work bah!

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« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2013, 09:41:37 AM »
You'll be around during the day tomorrow (sat) for tailgate pickup?
yup

Peeling myself out of bed shortly


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